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Anxiety Specialist

Forever Young Complete Healthcare

Integrative Medicine & Hormone Specialists located in Iselin, NJ

Anxiety affects people of all ages and walks of life, ranging from mild to substantially life-altering. If you notice feelings of anxiousness or unfounded worry interfering with your ability to focus, Smita Ohri, MD, and Mudit Arora, MD, can assess your symptoms and help ease them at Forever Young Complete Healthcare in Iselin, New Jersey. To learn more about anxiety disorders and get expert treatment, don’t hesitate to call Forever Young Complete Healthcare for a consultation or book online today.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Occasional feelings of nervousness are a normal part of life, but when such feelings seem to take over your life or result in intense episodes of panic and unease, called anxiety attacks, there’s a chance you may have one of many anxiety disorders.

Anxiety is difficult or even impossible to control when you’re in the throes of it. The feelings can cause you to hide from certain people, objects, and feelings due to a vague fear surrounding them.

When your anxiety starts to interfere with life every day, it’s time to seek professional help at Forever Young Complete Healthcare. 

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

With or without anxiety attack episodes, anxiety causes some symptoms that can range from mildly distracting to earth-shattering.

Common symptoms of anxiety are:

  • Nonspecific feelings of worry or fear
  • Nightmares
  • Elevated heart rate
  • Hyperventilation (fast breathing)
  • Sweating
  • Digestive problems
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Shaking
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep

An anxiety attack exaggerates these symptoms. You might also feel:

  • Short of breath
  • Faintness
  • Dry mouth
  • Restlessness
  • Chills
  • Hot flashes
  • Numbness

Be sure to tell your Forever Young Complete Healthcare provider about any symptoms that you experience in conjunction with your feelings of fear or unease. This will help them make an accurate diagnosis of your anxiety disorder if you have one. 

How is anxiety treated?

If your anxiety is mild, you might not need medications or other treatments to manage it. Instead, your provider gives you strategies to change your lifestyle and calm your symptoms when they arise. They may suggest meditation, physical activity, or quitting smoking and caffeine.

The providers at Forever Young Complete Healthcare try to identify the root cause of your anxiety and evaluate for:

  • Hormone imbalance
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Gut issues
  • Food intolerance
  • Leaky gut
  • Candida infection

The providers also discuss your lifestyle to determine if it contributes to your anxiety. They have great success helping patients get relief from their anxiety by treating the underlying cause rather than prescribing medication, which they view as a bandaid treatment for the condition.

Psychotherapy, which involves counseling with a licensed therapist, may be recommended in order for you to learn the skills to suppress your anxious feelings as they occur. You may also be exposed to objects or situations that trigger your anxiety as a part of treatment. 

To find out if you have an anxiety disorder and explore treatment options, call Forever Young Complete Healthcare or book your appointment online today.