What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is far more prevelant than people first thought. According to the WHO, it hasnow taken over Depression as the number 1 mental health issue in the developed world.

There are different levels of Anxiety:

Acute

Chronic

OCD

When someone is struggling with Anxiety, they generally are struggling to get out of their sympathetic nervous system response. It continues to fire off.


Possible Causes of Anxiety

Genetics

Neurotransmitter Imbalance

Mitochondrial Dysfunction

Diet

Oxidative Stress

Stress Response System Imbalance

Inflammation

Environment



Signs and Symptoms of Panic Attacks

Shortness of Breath

Increased Heart rate

Tense Muscles

Claustrophobia

Heart Palpitations

Chest Pain

Dizziness

Numbness

Trembling

Hot Flushes or Chills

Tingling in Extremities

Sweating

Nausea

Distorted Perception of Time


Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety

Insomnia

Depression

Stiffness

Muscle Twitching

Aches & Pains

Nightmares

Early Waking

Decreased Libido

Hormonal Imbalances

Dizziness

Jitters

Shaking

Irritability

Hypervigilant

Cold/Hot

Repetitive Thoughts

Exhaustion

Trembling

Tightness in Chest

Clenched Jaw

Dry Mouth

Tingling in Hands/Feet

Migraines/Headaches

Nausea

Difficulty Relaxing

Difficulty staying still

Excessive Biting Nails, Picking Lips, Scratching Skin

Sensitive to Light

Sensitive to Sound


A Naturopathic Perspective

We look at balancing and repairing and imbalances.

Our first priority is to balance the Neurotransmitters

Secondly we look at Mitochondrial dysfunction

After this we look at things such as restoring vitamin and mineral deficiencies, repair any gut damage, balance hormones, detoxification and reducing inflammation.


Call 0459 031 953 to make an appointment today.

Please note that Health Fund rebates are available for in clinic Naturopath appointments only. We are unable to give Health Fund receipts for Skype consultations, due to health fund regulations.

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