Panic and Anxiety Relief in Eatontown New Jersey – Next Level
Do you ever feel nauseous, have sweaty palms, hyperventilate, and feel like your heart is about to leap out of your chest? You may be suffering from anxiety or panic attacks. Although feeling like this from time to time is part of life, repeated or daily anxiety/ panic attacks can be debilitating. You are not alone in feeling this way. 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders and panic attacks, and the number is only rising every year. Why is that? Our modern way of life has a go-go-go mentality, where you only focus on getting your job done and leave your health at the end of the to-do list. The worst is that we even leave our mental health to the very end. How are we to have a healthy body, when our mind is not?
Anxiety disorders range from Generalized Anxiety Disorder to Social Anxiety to phobias to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Anxiety disorders can manifest themselves in physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral changes. Common physical symptoms of anxiety can range from butterflies in your stomach to shaking to hot flashes to insomnia. A combination of physical symptoms appearing all at once is a sure sign that you are going through an anxiety attack.
When we are confronted with repeated physical changes from anxiety, we get caught in a vicious cycle that starts with first getting anxious about something, then getting anxious about getting anxious, and then at the end we are left with being afraid that every time you must do that one something you will experience another anxiety attack. Anxiety leaves in you an emotional change and behavioral change just from one small moment that snowballs into something bigger than it is. Apart from fear, anxiety leaves you with feelings of nervousness, and a sense that something will go wrong. Anxiety can also numb you from feeling any other emotion that can help you climb out of the darkness. Your behavior is also changed from that first moment. You may purposefully avoid any situation that could cause or has in the past caused you anxiety. You may refuse to try new things, or procrastinate in doing any task. The worse of behavioral changes is taking a drug or addictive substance as your support during this time when you need an understanding group of family and friends.
These behaviors can also contribute to a changes in your thinking pattern. With anxiety, your brain may start to change its cognitive pattern bit by bit. You may start with focusing on the small details that can lead to anxiety instead of focusing on the big picture. You start to overthink about every incident. You start to overestimate the danger that a new experience can cause you, and hinder your ability to cope with your anxiety. The way you think does affect the way your mind and body feel. Negative thoughts contribute to negative emotions and cause the symptoms you feel.
The most prevalent anxiety disorders are Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). These anxiety disorders have many overlapping physical symptoms, such as constant feeling of fear and nervousness, but the main difference is on how gravely it can interfere with your daily function and what the cause of your anxiety is. Many healthcare professional don’t want to focus on the cause and want to only treat the symptoms. They want to prescribe any medication that can momentarily relieve the symptoms. That is not the way to help anyone improve their mental and physical health. Many of the common Anxiety medications, such as Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, may help relieve the symptoms and help cope with severe anxiety attacks, but they also cause harm. Side effects of these medications mimic the symptoms of anxiety thus causing you to feel worse at times. The side effects include nausea, insomnia, nervousness, headaches as well as anxiety. The medication used to treat an anxiety disorder has the side effect that can increase and cause more anxiety. These is obviously not the path to take if you want to feel better any day soon.
At Next Level in Eatontown New Jersey, we focus on helping you find the cause and on how to manage the symptoms until the cause of the anxiety can be pinpointed. We focus on feeding your body the nutrients it needs to balance out the deficiencies that can also contribute to anxiety and panic. We offer meal plans and natural remedies to address anxiety. Many of those who suffer from anxiety also suffer from a deficiency in nutrients, such as magnesium, that are necessary for the body in order to properly cope with stress and anxiety. They also suffer from organ deficiency which can contribute to anxiety and panic. Nutrition Response Testing is used to help pinpoint these deficiencies.
Dr. Eric knows and understands how it feels to go through anxiety and panic attacks. He is willing to help you understand the cause of your anxiety and to help you reach your next level of health. With a personalized plan, he will help and support you through this difficult journey.
Next Level also offers a number of services that can help heal your mind and body like spinal decompression and chiropractic services.