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Anxiety and Addictions

Anxiety Disorders and related conditions arise from problems in how people see the world and in how their minds and bodies communicate. As a result, few problems related to chronic feelings of anxiety or anxiety attacks can be resolved by diet and lifestyle changes.

However, there are some substances that can worsen symptoms of anxiety disorders and related conditions, or even mimic their symptoms. Removing these substances from your diet might help to ease symptoms. If you are suffering from anxiety disorders or related conditions, you should work with your healthcare provider to be sure that you are adequately managing your condition.

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Getting to the Cause of Your Anxiety

It’s early. You slept in because you struggled to get to sleep last night. You rush around trying to get yourself (and children) ready for the day ahead. Maybe you feel as though there’s something stuck in your chest like you didn’t swallow properly, but you haven’t actually eaten anything because who has the time, right?

You’re finding it difficult to breathe and you’re wondering if you have asthma. Then a wave of nausea crashes over you and heat rushes from your head to your toes. You are now convinced that you’re having a heart attack.

For some people, this feeling passes and they laugh off the fact that they thought it was serious. Others will go straight to the ER believing they are about to die. The situation is serious either way. This is anxiety.

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What is Anxiety?

When most people say that they have anxiety, they are usually describing a condition they have been diagnosed with.

The truth is that anxiety isn’t a condition, it is a feeling. It can be symptomatic of a number of different conditions including but not limited to a group of disorders called anxiety disorders. On the other hand, it’s a natural emotion that is normal and healthy to feel from time to time.

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