How to treat anxiety naturally

Many people have chronic stress and anxiety. They face symptoms such as nervousness, agitation, tension, a racing heart, and chest pain.

In fact, anxiety is among the most common mental health issues. In the United States, more than 18 percent of adults are affected by anxiety disorders each year.

In some cases, another health condition, such as an overactive thyroid, can lead to an anxiety disorder. Getting an accurate diagnosis can ensure that a person receives the best treatment.

In this article, learn about a wide range of natural and home remedies that can help with stress and anxiety.

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Coping With Chronic Stress

Coping with Chronic StressRemember the poster depicting a helpless kitten hanging on to a frayed rope by one claw? It was once a classic wall decoration in elementary school classrooms and its inspirational message said something like, “Hang in there.” Who hasn’t at one time or another felt like that kitten dangling in the air, questioning if she has the strength to hang on, fearing what might happen if she lets go and struggling to shimmy back up to safety. No wonder that kitten pulls at the heart strings. People relate to its stress.

The human condition requires undergoing stressful events. Stress is a natural, programmed physiological process. It’s like an internally regulated alarm system alerting a person to danger and providing the physical means to acknowledge and address a possible cause of harm. In simplest terms, according to Dr. Beth NeSmith, Ph.D., associate professor in the Georgia Health Sciences University Department of Physiological and Technological Nursing and an acute care nurse practitioner, it is the body’s arousal response to a perceived threat.  “It’s concern over something that may or may not happen,” she explains. It strikes in situations in which a person doesn’t know what to expect next or how he will handle it.

Full story of chronic stress at Augusta Magazine

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Chronic Stress Linked to High Risk of Stroke

Chronic Stress Leads To StrokeChronic stress, prompted by major life stressors and type A personality traits, is linked to a high risk of stroke, finds research published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

Chronic stress, manifested as physical and/or mental symptoms in response to stressors lasting longer than 6 months has been linked to a heightened risk of heart disease. But its impact on the risk of stroke has not been clear.

The research team base their findings on150 adults, with an average age of 54, who had been admitted to one stroke unit, and 300 randomly selected healthy people of a similar age who lived in the same neighborhood.

Levels of chronic stress were assessed using the combined quantitative scores of four validated scales, looking at major life events; symptoms, such as anxiety and depression; general wellbeing; and behavior patterns indicative of type A personality (ERCTA scale).

Full story of chronic stress and strokes at Science Daily

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