Anxiety disorder in women, its causes and treatment

Everybody feels anxiety at one time or the other in their life.It is very normal and obvious to be nervous during certain situations such as-while giving interviews, presentations in front of large audience,blind date, a difficult exam or while conversing with the unknown or high authority person.According to the published report 25 percent of the adults in America feels intensive anxiety from time to time in their life.

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Life has become more stressful then it was many years ago.Now a days men and women both suffers from anxiety disorders in their life.Anxiety disorders affects women more as compared to men because they have to create a balance both between home and work simultaneously.Worry and stress about little things which are not properly solved takes form of anxiety disorder in women.

Common symptoms of anxiety disorder includes-

  • Indigestion
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache and dizziness
  • Increase in blood pressure and heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath and fatigue
  • Increase perspiration and shivering
  • Sleepless night or insomnia

There are some psychological symptoms too which can cause anxiety disorder in women such as development of negative feelings,detachment from relations and oneself, intense aggressive,irritation,difficulty in concentrating on one thing, continuous worry and stress.

Causes of anxiety disorders:

Anxiety disorder is generated from mental condition, physical condition or combination of both.Few things which are responsible for anxiety disorder in women are- asthma attack, drug intoxication, anemia or various heart conditions.

While handling the professional and personal life any women might find different difficulties which can cause stress and can make them anxious at times.Hormonal imbalance or hormonal change can cause anxiety disorder in women.Hormonal changes may be due to any reason such as menopause, child birth,or menses.

Excessive intake of beverages like tea and coffee also causes anxiety shoot up.Alcohol and regular use of certain drugs  may cause anxiety disorder in women.

A compound called serotonin is released by the brain which regulates the emotions and mood of the person.It helps person to be calm and relaxed .But at times when serotonin is not released in appropriate amount it causes chemical imbalance in the body and the person feels anxiety automatically.

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Anxiety disorder in women causes and treatment

Treatment for anxiety disorder in women:

In certain situations anxiety disorder can be self treated successfully if the person really wants to get out of it.There are anxiety attacks which are of short duration which goes off by itself after some time.Such as if you are preparing yourself for any public performance, job interview or final exam.You can try following actions to make yourself relaxed and calm:

  • Meditate for sometime, relax your mind.
  • Watch TV or any of your favorite movie
  • Talk and discuss to any supportive person.
  • Take a warm bath.
  • Deep breath exercise.

Certain herbs such as kava kava, lemon balm,valerian and passion flower are very helpful in reducing the anxiety as it calms the nerves and cure insomnia as well. Pranayam and breathing exercises provide relief to mind and body.

If you find that symptoms are not coming under your control and getting worse then you must consult your doctor or undergo Cognitive Behavioral therapy which helps in identifying the real cause behind your anxiety and psychotherapist then can suggest you with remedies which help you overcome your feelings.

You should also maintain a positive attitude towards life, eat well balanced diet and exercise regularly to keep your body and mind fit and relaxed all the time.

“The information present here is for general purpose please consult your doctor before taking any medication/therapy”

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