Separation Anxiety

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Nov 062016
 

Separation Anxiety Torments Children and Their Parents by Jonathan Sapling

Separation anxiety can strike when you least expect it.
Five-year old Jessica seemed relatively calm about her first day in kindergarten and her parents had no reason to suspect that separation anxiety would be a problem. She smiled sweetly as her father snapped her picture while she was getting into the car in her shiny new shoes with her hair in pigtails and a pink Dora the Explorer backpack in her arms.

A few minutes later the same little girl was standing at the door to her new classroom, crying hysterically, screaming, clutching the hem of her mother’s skirt and begging not to be left alone in her new surroundings.

According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, going to school is generally an exciting, enjoyable event for young children. But for children affected by separation anxiety, it brings intense fear or panic.

Not wanting to go to school can occur anytime but it is most common in children 5-7 and 11-14, times when children are dealing with the new challenges of elementary school and middle school.

Children with separation anxiety suffer from a paralyzing fear of leaving the safety of their parents and home. The child’s panic and refusal to go to school is very difficult for parents, but these fears and behaviors can be treated successfully with patience and professional help

One of the hardest things a parent ever has to do is leave a distraught child with a caregiver or teacher. Many young children feel anxious when confronted with a new situation. Usually a parent can gently encourage them to step out of their “safe zone” in order to have new experiences.

However, children with separation anxiety will loudly and tearfully resist anything which they perceive as different. It can take a considerable amount of patience to help a child feel confident about tackling things they at first find difficult.

Separation anxiety isn’t just a “kid thing”.

Parents are not thrilled by the prospect of leaving either. But if you let your apprehension show, your child is almost certain to pick up on it. Besides, a dramatic farewell will just validate your child’s feelings of insecurity. Try to stay calm and positive – even if he is hysterical. Talk to him evenly and assure him you will be back soon.

Children with separation anxiety may exhibit the following symptoms:

– Feel unsafe staying in a room by themselves

– Display clinging behavior

– Display excessive worry and fear about harm befalling their parents

– Shadow the mother or father around the house

– Have difficulty going to sleep

– Have nightmares

– Have exaggerated, unrealistic fears of animals, monsters, burglars

– Fear being alone in the dark

– Have severe tantrums when forced to go to school

Parents can experiment with new ways to interact with children so that the child’s fears are not inadvertently reinforced. Parents should give children ample praise and positive reinforcement for “brave” behavior.

When fears persist the parent and the child should consult with a qualified mental health professional, who can work with them to develop a plan to help the child overcome these emotional hurdles.

Separation anxiety is a treatable condition and most patients eventually overcome their problems.

Jonathan Sapling writes extensively on anxiety disorder and related mental health issues.
To read more about anxiety disorder go to his Anxiety Disorder Site
Or visit his blog about: Mental Health News

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Baby Stranger Anxiety Age

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Oct 252016
 

Fearful Behavior In Dogs by

Just like humans, some dogs are naturally shyer than others. Shyness can be a devastating trait for dog and owner, making both nervous about daily walks, trips to the dog park, and even inviting others into the home. If your dog is scared of strangers, do not be disheartened. With proper socialization, obedience training, and leadership (from you, considered to be the alpha dog), your pooch can overcome his fear of strangers, and become your calm, self-assured and happy companion. Although many dog owners assume that a fearful, cautious dog has endured some type of abuse during his life, this is not always the case, but it doesn’t hurt to look into. Fearful behavior can be caused by many things such as genetics, physical ailments, or lack of socialization as a puppy. It can be learned from the mother’s behavior, and dog breeders see that boldness runs in certain bloodlines, while timidity and nervousness run in others. Deafness, ear infections, epilepsy, and thyroid problems can cause a more nervous dog, so be sure to have your dog checked by a veterinarian if he suddenly exhibits fearful behavior, when he didn’t before.

The problem with fear in dogs is that the fear may lead to aggression when your dog’s fight or flight response kicks in. A scared dog will often run away from strangers, cower to look small, or even hide behind its owner for safety. If the dog ever feels trapped, which may only be imagined, but is quite real for the dog, he may lash out by growling, charging, or biting at whomever he feels is trapping him. If this person backs away, the dog will learn that this behavior is effective at getting what he wants (for the stranger to go away), and a new habit of fear aggression will be formed. To avoid this potentially dangerous habit, you must prevent your dog from becoming scared, and also prevent positive rewards for aggressive behavior. Early socialization is vital to prevent fear in dogs. Socialization allows your dog to develop interactive skills with other dogs, other kinds of animals, and people of all sizes and ages. Puppies, like children or other baby animals, will form memories and associations to what they learn at a young age. If they learn to trust and interact with different people, they will be comfortable with humans later on in life. On the other hand, isolated puppies that have little interaction with people tend to become attached to one person only, the owner. Unfortunately for the dog, he will inevitable have to interact with other people all the way through his life, like the vet or groomer. However, one great characteristic of dogs is their ability to learn new behavior at any age. If your dog is scared of strangers, it is time to socialize.

A major part of overcoming your dog’s fear is overcoming your own anxiety and fear about your dog’s actions toward others. Pay attention to your own actions while walking your dog; do you shorten the leash and tense up when a stranger approaches in anticipation of your dog’s behavior? Do you get nervous before company comes to your home because you are fearful of how your dog will interact with them? Just as your dog will grow more fearful by sensing your anxiety and stress, he will find confidence in your strong, assertive leadership. You must show that your dog can relax knowing that he is safe under your care. Ascertain your dominance through walks and obedience training, and be aware of your own mental state during interactions with strangers. During personal interactions, instruct others on how to behave with your dog. On the first meeting, there should be no eye contact or touching; the stranger should act impartial in your dog. This allows your dog to have his own personal space, and not to be threatened by what he perceives to be a dominant stranger. Remember, you know your dog better than anyone else, so be aware of his mental state at all times. If your dog is afraid of children, hats, or loud noises, begin to expose him to just those things, in very small doses at first. Increase exposure only as your dog becomes more comfortable. Take your dog for a walk past a school while children are outside. To keep his mind from focusing on the children, ask him to sit, or lay down; as long as he is focusing on you and the rewards for his good behavior, his mind cannot be consumed with fear. It is enormously important to remain upbeat and positive during these training sessions, as your dog will feed off of your mood. You can correct your dog for not obeying a command, but do not punish for fearful behavior, as this will only increase anxiety. Socialization is a life long process; the learning never ends for your dog, and as long as you can help alleviate his fear, he can continue living his life to the fullest.

David Beart is owner of the Professors House, a site dedicated to family, relationships, dog training, and household issues.

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Anxiety Attacks

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May 302016
 

Physical Symptoms Of Anxiety Attacks by Designer

Here are a number of the numerous symptoms associated with anxiety attacks. The symptoms and their intensity will differ from individual to individual because each person has a distinctive chemical make up.

Some of the physical symptoms of anxiety attacks you may experience affecting
the body are:

Constant Exhaustion
Surplus of energy, you feel you can’t unwind
Burning feelings all through the body
Feel like you are going to pass out or faint
Feeling chilly or frozen
Hyperactivity, surplus energy
Excessive or diminished sex drive
Lack of sensation or tingling in hands, feet, face, head, or other places
on the body
Unrelenting muscle tension, stiffness
Muscle twitching
Neck, back, shoulder ache, tension/stiffness
No energy, feeling sluggish, weary
Sore or taut scalp or back of the neck
Surprise easily
Sweating, unmanageable copious sweating
The ground feels like it is moving either downward or up for no explanation

Trembling or shaking
Warm spells
Necessity to urinate, recurrent urination, unexpected urge to go to the
washroom
Weak legs, arms, or muscles

Some of the physical symptoms of anxiety attacks affecting the head are:

Faintness or dizziness
Recurrent headaches, migraine headaches
Feeling like there is a taut band around your head, stress, tension
Head, neck or shoulder pain, tension/stiffness
Overexcitement
Shooting pains in the face
Shooting pains in the scalp or head
Sore jaw that feels like a tooth ache

Some of the physical symptoms of anxiety attacks affecting the hearing are:

Recurrent or irregular reduced hearing or deafness in one or both ears
Low rumbling sounds
Buzzing in the ears, noises in the ears, noises in the head

Some of the physical symptoms of anxiety attacks affecting the mind are:

Desensitization, depersonalization
Fear of going wild
Fear of losing control
Fear of impending doom
Feelings of unreality
Frequent feeling of being overwhelmed, or that there is just too much to
handle or do
Having difficulty concentrating
Obsession about sensations or getting better
Repetitive thinking or incessant ‘mind chatter’
Underlying anxiety, apprehension, or fear
You often feel you are carrying the world on your shoulders

Other symptoms of anxiety attacks are described as:
Worry all the time, tingles, gagging, tension in the chest, tongue twitches,
wobbly, heart beat problems, head tingles, itchy tingling in arms and legs,
and numerous other symptoms.
In addition to these symptoms, you may also find yourself worrying compulsively
about having a serious illness, having a heart attack, going insane, being embarrassed,
harming someone, being alone and so many more.

These are a few of the more widespread symptoms, but this list is unquestionably
not comprehensive.
It is usual for people to experience one or more of these symptoms. While some
may experience them all others may experience only a few anxiety symptoms.

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Separation Anxiety Age Two

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Aug 092015
 

Anxiety Disorder Information by Juliet Cohen

Anxiety is part of our natural “fight-or-flight” response. It’s our body’s way of warning us of possible danger ahead. Anxiety disorder is a blanket term covering several different forms of abnormal, pathological anxiety, fears, phobias. Anxiety disorders are the most common of all mental health problems. Anxiety disorders are a group of disorders which affect behaviour, thoughts, emotions and physical health. It is estimated that they affect approximately 1 in 10 people. 18.1% of Americans are affected by anxiety disorders. They are more prevalent among women than among men, and they affect children as well as adults. Anxiety disorders are illnesses. It can be present from an early age or begin suddenly after a triggering event. They are prone to flare up at times of high stress.

Anxiety can be accompanied by headache, sweating, palpitations, and hypertension. Many types of anxiety disorder some types including general anxiety disorder. Generalized anxiety disorder is a common chronic disorder and its affects twice as many women as men .People with this disorder feel afraid of something but are unable to articulate the specific fear. They fret constantly and have a hard time controlling their worries. Other types of panic disorder. In panic disorder, a person suffers brief attacks of intense terror and apprehension that cause trembling and shaking, confusion, dizziness, nausea, difficulty breathing, and feelings of impending doom or a situation that would be embarrassing. Another types of anxiety disorder is phobias.

Phobias are divided into two categories: social phobia, which involves fear of social situations, and specific phobias, such as fear of flying, blood and heights. Social Phobia is also form of anxiety disorder. People with social phobia feel a paralysing, irrational self-consciousness about social situations. They have an intense fear of being observed or of doing something horribly wrong in front of other people. Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder which results from a traumatic experience. Post-traumatic stress can result from an extreme situation, such as being involved in warfare, rape, hostage situations, or involvement in a serious accident. It can also result from long term (chronic) exposure to a severe stressor. Separation Anxiety Disorder is the feeling of excessive.

Treatment can offer stupendous relief, often in a relatively short amount of time. Most anxiety disorders are treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), medication, or a combination of the two. Cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) is very effective in the treatment of anxiety disorders. CBT will help you identify and challenge the negative and irrational beliefs that are holding you back from working through your fears. Cognitive-behavior therapy for anxiety usually takes between 12 and 20 weeks. CBT is conducted both in individual therapy and in groups of people with similar anxiety problems. Relaxation techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation, controlled breathing, and guided imagery may reduce anxiety. Acupuncture may help reduce anxiety.

Anxiety Disorder Treatment and Prevention Tips

1. Antidepressants drugs is also recommend.

2. Biofeedback to control muscle tension.

3. Cognitive behavioral therapy is also helpful in anxiety disorder.

4. Relaxation techniques is very effective in the treatment of anxiety disorders.

5. Benzodiazepines (such as Xanax) is also useful against anxiety disorder.

Juliet Cohen writes articles for Women Health. She also writes articles for Early Pregnancy and Pregnancy Calendar.

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Anxiety And Pregnancy

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Jul 312015
 

Sjogren’s Syndrome And Pregnancy by Rebecca Sophia Meade

Since it is less common, many pregnant women are caught in surprise when they learned from their doctors that they are suffering from Sjogren’s syndrome. It commenced the moment of constant worry and anxiety because the disease exposes their babies to higher risks for neonatal lupus, heart problems and even death. What is Sjogren’s Syndrome exactly?

Sjogren’s Syndrome and Its Symptoms
Sjogren’s Syndrome is a type of autoimmune disease primarily characterized by the drying up of the eyes and the salivary gland which may lead to the dryness of immediate body parts that require moisture including the skin, throat, vagina and nose. Sjogren’s syndrome may also affect the blood vessels, joints, lungs, digestive organs, nerves, liver, pancreas, brain and kidneys.

It primarily involves the inflammation of tissues and glands of the body. The swelling of the salivary gland usually results to cavities, dental decay, swallowing difficulties, mouth dryness, stones, mouth sores, infection of the parotid gland and mouth inflammation.

According to research, people with Sjogren’s syndrome have deficiency in Omega 3 essential fatty acids, magnesium, zinc and selenium. Aside from the dryness of the mouth and eyes, some patients suffer from symptoms such as swollen parotid glands, recurrent mouth infection, eye discomfort, hoarseness, blurred vision and difficulty in eating and swallowing. It can also cause pain and fatigue which can affect the patient’s quality of life.

What Is An Autoimmune Disease
When we say autoimmune diseases, it refers to the abnormal functioning of the immune system. Instead of helping the body fight against diseases, the immune system tends to attack the organs of the body. In Sjogren’s Syndrome, the immune system attacks the salivary gland which produces saliva, and the lacriminal gland which produces tears. This eventually leads to the dryness of the eyes and mouth.

Risk Factors For Sjogren’s Syndrome
According to research, this autoimmune disease can occur to people of all ages but it is more common to people who are over 40 years of age, and women are 9 times more susceptible to this condition compared to men.

Even people diagnosed with rheumatic diseases such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis are at a greater risk of suffering from Sjogren’s Syndrome.

Sjogren’s Syndrome in Pregnant Women
Women who have been diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome should consult their doctors especially when they are planning to get pregnant. It can actually increase a woman’s risk for miscarriage. Women who are suffering from this condition usually have antibodies known as antiphospholipids. It makes the blood more prone to clotting. Thus, miscarriage is more likely to occur when the blood in the placenta has clotted.

Many babies were lost during the course of pregnancy due to this condition. It actually causes the amniotic fluid to be filled with hardened crystal-type particles which can suffocate and kill the developing baby in the uterus.

In rare cases, this autoimmune disease can cause congenital heart block which is characterized by an abnormal heart rhythm or rate in infant. When this happens, doctors usually prescribe corticosteroid medications to reduce the inflammation.

Also, doctors have to carefully monitor the baby’s condition throughout the pregnancy. According to research, congenital heart block sometimes necessitates early delivery. In very rare cases, Sjogren’s syndrome increases the fetus’ risk for heart problems. Also, it heightens the baby’s susceptibility to lupus.

Treatment Options For Sjogren’s Syndrome
In most cases, treatments for Sjogren’s syndrome are directed towards providing relief to its symptoms. Some doctors recommend the use of eyedrops which can reduce the inflammation of the glands surrounding the eyes, in order to increase the production of tears. Frequent intake of water, saliva substitutes and chewing gum can also help in preventing the mouth from getting dry. Meanwhile, for nasal dryness, patients can use nasal saline irrigation and humidifiers.

Sucking on glycerine swabs and sugarless lemon drops can also help in inducing the production of saliva. Also, drinking plenty of fluid and getting adequate dental care can help in preventing mouth dryness. Saliva stimulants such as cevimeline and pilocarpine can also help in addressing dry mouth.

Surgery may sometimes be prescribed by doctors in order to seal the tear ducts which drain tears from the eyes. Silicone plugs or collagens are then inserted into the ducts for temporary closure. Eventually, collagen dissolves and silicone plugs are removed. In this case, doctors may recommend laser to seal the ducts permanently.

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Will Panic Attacks Kill You

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Jul 252015
 

How To Treat Common Ailments In Newborns by Adwina Jackson

When your baby arrives, the days will be so much happier. However, you must also be prepared for bad situations.

Your newborn baby is very likely to face some of the common health problems in her early days. Moms usually get overly worried and panic finding their precious newborns sick.

Below are some of extremely frequent problems your newborn baby may face, with some easy, simple and effectual solutions to them.

1. Problem: Sticky Eyes
Most of the babies suffer from this problem, wherein a thick, sticky, yellowish mucous is secreted from baby’s eyes.

Solution:
Sticky eyes are generally the outcome of blockage of lacrimal ducts (the tear ducts) in the eyes. Babies have fine lacrimal ducts so they are blocked easily.

All you need to do is dab some cotton wool in slightly warm, sterilized water (water boiled for 20 minutes and then cooled) and massage the corners of your baby’s eyes. Use different cotton wool for each eye to prevent cross infection. You may even consider applying cool tea. Place a tea bag in boiling water and let it simmer for a couple of minutes. Let the water cool down and then wipe the corners of the eyes using cotton wool. You can also gently massage around the eyes with your finger to help free the tear ducts.

2. Problem: Spitting up and Vomiting

Solution:
First, it is important for the parents to understand the difference between the two. Spitting up generally occurs soon after feeding or sometimes up to an hour after they are fed, while real vomiting means throwing up of a large amount of the feeding and it is often forceful.

Spitting up is a normal phenomenon and goes on its own as your baby’s diet changes, i.e., with the introduction of solid foods in her 5th month.

Vomiting generally occurs due to inability to burp, when your baby is full, or when there is excess of mucous in stomach. Try burping your baby more often and feed her smaller amounts. Also, avoid playing with her vigorously. Another thing you can do in such a situation is to put the baby to sleep or give her few drops of gripe water. Even if she has vomited most of the feed, you do not need to feed her again immediately after she has vomited. Try to put your baby to sleep as sleep alone do wonders in making her well. You may wake her up a little sooner than usual for the next feed. However, if your baby is repeatedly vomiting, has green-tinged bile or blood in the vomit or is running a high temperature, take her to the pediatrician.

3. Problem: Gastroenteritis
Gastroenteritis is a common problem in newborns, caused because of inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. The symptoms of gastroenteritis include fever, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, chills, and aches. It is a contagious disease caused by bacteria and spreads through oral-fecal route. It usually occurs in babies suffering from immuno-suppression. The symptoms generally appear within four to 48 hours of exposure to bacteria and usually last for a day or two but in severe cases can persist for up to seven days.

Solution:
The major critical consequence of this problem is dehydration due to excessive fluid loss by vomiting and diarrhea. Dehydration can be fetal. You, therefore, need to administer adequate amount of fluids to your baby. You can give your baby an electrolyte solution created for children (ask your pediatrician for a recommendation). Various unflavored/flavored oral dehydration solutions, commonly known under the brand names Pedialyte, Infalyte or Kaoelectolyte are available. However, consult with your pediatrician before you administer these fluids to your baby.

Continue breastfeeding or formula feeding, as that too would help preventing dehydration, and often alone are enough to keep your baby hydrated.

Warning! Never give your baby any anti-diarrhea medication because it can have potentially serious side effects and generally is no good treating gastroenteritis.

4. Problem: Baby Jaundice or Neonatal Jaundice
Baby Jaundice or Neonatal Jaundice refers to yellowing of baby’s skin and white of the eyes on second or third day of birth. It is a very common problem in newborns, affecting about 80-90 % of babies during their first week of life.

Solution:
Baby jaundice is caused because soon after birth, baby’s liver is not efficient enough to dispose off a yellow pigment called bilirubin, formed by normal metabolic breakdown of hemoglobin in the red blood cells. As a result, bilirubin accumulates in the blood giving yellowish appearance to baby’s skin and eyes. Most of the babies do not require a treatment of jaundice, as it tends to clear up on its own when baby’s liver starts functioning efficiently.

You may fasten the recovery of your baby by the following:

Give your baby a little exposure to sunlight in the early morning or late afternoon. Never expose your baby to the strong rays of the midday sun as it may cause sunburn.
Feed your baby as often as possible as it would help excretion of excess bilirubin via urine.

You should always call your healthcare profession as sometimes bilirubin levels may be very high and your baby might have a specific treatment, Phototherapy. In this treatment, a baby is placed naked (with her eyes covered) in a special crib and is exposed to controlled amounts of ultra violet light. Ultra violet breaks down the pigment levels in the skin and helps recover jaundice. In another version of treatment, the baby is wrapped in a fiber-optic blanket called a bili-blanket or bili-pad. You may hire a bili-blanket with your doctor’s prescription and treat your baby at home.

5. Problem: Common Cold
Almost every baby suffers from runny nose very now and then. This is a mild viral infection that occurs very frequently in babies because their immune system is not very well developed yet.

Solution:
There is no medicine, which can kill the virus causing common cold and cure cold. However, you can comfort your baby and prevent infection go worse by ensuring that she gets plenty of rest and by giving a plenty of fluid (frequently feeding the baby).

You can ease her congestion by:

Administer a few saline drops in baby’s nostrils to loosen up the mucous and after a few minutes suck the saline using a rubber bulb saline.

Washing baby’s nose with warm water containing menthol or eucalyptus oil may also help unclog her nose. You can even make her inhale steam, either plane or containing eucalyptus oil vapors.

You can make her sleep with head slightly elevated by placing a towel under crib’s mattress. This will help prevent postnasal drip.

You can apply petroleum jelly outside her nostrils to lessen irritation.

In case your baby is running temperature as well, you can give her infant’s acetaminophen. Never give your baby aspirin because it makes babies susceptible to Reye’s syndrome.

Warning! Never use nasal spays on babies unless prescribed by your healthcare professional.

6. Problem: Colic
Many babies have crying attacks in the evening, usually between 6 pm and 9 pm. They cry loudly, stretch their legs up and turn bright red. These attacks are termed as ‘colic’ and can last for hours.

Solution:
Colic or crying attacks are generally caused when the babies have excess of gas in their tummies. In this case, you can consider doing the following:

Ensure that your baby is not swallowing air from a bottle.
Burp your baby frequently even while breastfeeding.
Try giving your baby gripe water, other herbal remedies including as weak teas brewed from fennel, chamomile, or carom (ajovan) seeds.
Some babies also get gas due to inability to digest lactose, a constituent of milk (lactose intolerance). Changing baby’s milk can make the baby do better.
If you breastfeed, try changing your diet since it has an influence on milk you produce. Try eliminating spicy foods, beans, potatoes, high-fiber grains and caffeine and see if your baby does better.
If your baby is on formula, you can try Soy based formula as it is hypoallergenic.

You can make your baby calm by making her suck a pacifier, gently massaging, talking outside for a walk. You can also try feeding your baby since many babies cry and fuss from hunger.

7. Problem: Twitching, Acne and Dry Skin

Solution:
Most babies tend to jerk while asleep. This kind of twitching arises because their nervous system is still developing and does not require any treatment; it tends to disappear once baby’s nervous system is fully developed.

Many babies get acne, usually towards the end of the first month. This is particularly distressing to many new parents. The acne is most probably caused due to exposure of baby to her mom’s hormones when inside mom’s womb. Treatment normally requires cleansing baby’s skin by clean, wet washcloth. If required gently wash your baby’s face with mild baby soap once a day and avoid laundering the crib sheets in harsh detergents.

Some babies have a very dry skin that usually peels off especially on the hands and feet. You can massage/apply baby lotion. Put some baby lotion on cotton and gently apply on baby’s skin. However, since in some cases, it may be a severe condition called eczema, it is advisable to seek your doctor’s advice.

Hope you get these tips helpful!

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Anxiety Aggression

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May 252015
 

Benzodiazepine by Mike Argiro

Benzodiazepine has a long list of Side Effects but the most common ones can be attributed to its properties of sedation and muscle-relaxation. These side effects would include dizziness and decrease in the levels of alertness, drowsiness, and concentration. It can also lead to lack of coordination which on its turn can cause some serious problems such as falls and resulting injuries, ataxia, etc. The side effect of lack of coordination is particularly risky in the elderly as they tend to have less strength and balance to prevent falls. Exposure to Benzodiazepine can also affect your driving skills and many road accidents have been attributed, if not wholly then partially, to the use of Benzodiazepine. In patients with psychological problems, Benzodiazepine can cause further depression. At times it can lead to disinhibition and a certain fearlessness that can translate to suicidal tendencies among depressed patients. People have also complained of decreased libido and erection problems. Some of the other side effects include tiredness, insomnia and blurred vision.

Paradoxical Effects: Paradoxical effects are those which are exactly the opposite to what the drug has been administered for. So instead of bringing down the levels of aggression, impulsivity, irritability and violence, sometimes Benzodiazepine can lead to an increased state of such problems. Most of these problems occur when a patient, already suffering from psychological illness, are prescribed the drug in high dosage. Dosage of Benzodiazepine is critical and more than the required amount can cause more harm than good. Many of the paradoxical effects subside with the reduction of dosage and they can also disappear over a period of time.

Cognitive Impairments: One of the major issues with Benzodiazepineis its effect on the cognition abilities of the patient. It has been observed that over a short-term period the patient undergoes effects of amnesia. It is one of the more basic states of amnesia and mostly creates problems for the patient to remember new things that he learns. The long-term effect of the drug on the memory is not yet certain. While one theory is that the issues with amnesia increase over time, effects getting more serious, another theory suggests that the patient’s mind becomes tolerant of the drug and the effects amnesia are greatly reduced over time.

The Long-Term Effects: There are several adverse effects of Benzodiazepine on the body and the mind if the drug is administered over a longer period of time. There is an increasing risk of drug dependency and can lead to addiction. On forceful cessation of the use of the drug patients can exhibit withdrawal syndrome. Other Benzodiazepine Side Effects that might be induced by long term use of the drug are aggression, agoraphobia, anxiety, depression, dizziness, emotional clouding, headaches, irritability, lethargy, memory impairment, nausea, panic attacks, personality changes, sleep disorders and social deterioration. Since the symptoms are a result of the drug, many of these can actually be tackled by just withdrawing the drug. However, the results will be evident only after three to six months.

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Anxiety Relief

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Sep 112014
 

Natural Cures For Stress and Anxiety by William Ruth

There is a Chinese adage that goes something like this: if you can change it you will and if you’re unable to switch it then don’t worry about it. I’m of the opinion that it is certainly easier to say this than to do it, however it is surely reasonable information and you have to think of it as a great way to live. Living life according to the teaching of this saying will help anyone handle the strains and agitation that comes from the garden variety anxiety and stressthat plague many folks. Nevertheless, learning to live this way may take a little practice so here is some direction to naturally help make your tension and pressures a thing of the past. A major step towards relieving anxiousness is to stop thinking destructive thoughts. This first step may appear straightforward. But as mentioned earlier, this isn’t as easy to do as it is to suggest that one does it.

Start slow with this step – take a notebook and write down all the self-destructive thoughts that enter your consciousness in a two hour period. Try to do this in the evening, after your day is through and before you retire for the night. Usually this is the time most people have an inclination to chill after having their last meal. And this is when most people do an overall majority of their thinking.

After you identify the cause of your pressures and anxiousness, it should be much simpler to address it. Spend approximately a week noting your negative ideas, and do this at numerous times of the day for an hour or 2 at a time. This will help you in understanding when you are most susceptible the pressures and agitation that come from negative thoughts. Some could find this happens in the morning when they are pondering everything they need to do that day. Others could find they have more nervousness and strains from negative thoughts in the evening, after the day is through and they are replaying the day’s events in their mind.

Take a quick look at your negative feelings and research them. As you read your notes, ask this question: am I in a position to do anything to change this? If the answer is a convincing “no,” then go on and forget the issue. If there’s nothing that could be done to change the situation then you shouldn’t fret about it. The pressures and foreboding you are experiencing over thoughts of that negative position are wasted as you cannot contribute to a change, regardless of what you do. Inversely, if you find a situation you can change then make a plan and make the change. This way the situation can be diffused and your stress, nervousness, and negative feelings can be relieved. Give yourself a little time to make the changes to ease your stress. It’s important to remember that making changes to your present position can take time.

Many things cannot be handled in a very short period of time, including relationship issues and money issues. So give yourself some time. Also, give yourself time to come up with a resolution. Not only is it difficult to switch things over night, you will need to plan and prepare in order to make the change happen. So go easy on yourself. You don’t need to contribute to your issues by putting stress on yourself about answers to your pointless thoughts and scenarios.

As well as changing your thoughts and your behaviors to manage your anxiety relief there are natural additions on the market which will help you to attain relief. Adding a supplement to your diet could also help you manage self-destructive thoughts, tensions and hysteria. There is clinical research showing there are things that absolutely help with mood, outlook on life, and can offer relief from strains and agitation. A couple of these things are Passion Flower Extract, B-complex Vitamins and St. John’s Wart. Essentially finding a supplement that actually supplies you with a mixture of these ingredients would be a good place to begin place.

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Anxiety After Anesthesia

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Nov 152013
 

Fibromyalgia- Understanding Treatments For Fibromyalgia by Hailey Harris

Fibromyalgia is a chronic symptom that usually affects women above 30 but this syndrome can affect men and children too. Fibromyalgia causes pain in the joints and other parts of the body and is actually a muscular pain in the joints.

It can cause centralized pain in the spinal chord and brain, which can be misinterpreted. The joints may feel inflamed and the skin, tender. Shooting pain is experienced along with giddiness and memory fog. This muscular pain causes various other symptoms in the person. Depression, fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, extreme mood swings, restless sleeping are some of the effects of Fibromyalgia.

There is no known specific treatment for this but it can be arrested with certain medications and natural therapies. The symptoms are different in different individuals hence the treatment is to be designed accordingly. A combination of treatments can have better effect as the symptoms can be varied.

Learning about Fibromyalgia and understanding the symptoms can be the first step towards successfully treating this disease. Unfortunately, not many people are aware of this illness and can cause more problems due to the lack of knowledge. There are community support groups that help in educating patients and family on these symptoms as understanding can bring about a cure. In these help groups patients discuss their various problems related to Fibromyalgia thus making the others feel familiar and provide tips on treatment from personal experience.

Fibromyalgia patients commonly experience symptoms of stress and fatigue. This can affect everyday life and can put a strain on relationships. Since stress levels vary among patients, the treatment for stress needs to be individualized accordingly. One can reduce stress starting with simple meditation to organizing life, to avoid tension in many ways. Family and friends can be of great help as even light, smell, and a slight change in temperature can affect Fibromyalgia patients. Keeping these factors in mind the family can help work around in order to help avoid stress in the patient.

Light physical exercise can help flex the tender muscles and keep them from causing discomfort. Exercise can also improve the immune system by increasing circulation and help the person sleep better. Other than these natural methods, there are other traditional medications, which are recommended for Fibromyalgia. However, side effects make them difficult for certain sufferers.

These tricycle antidepressants take care of depression that the patient undergoes. These antidepressants also help in relieving pain thus relaxing the person and restoring good sleep. Commonly used anti depressants for fibromyalgia are amitriptyline and doxepin. Pregabalin is the first approved medication in treating fibromyalgia. Prozac can work effectively in reducing anxiety levels and improving sleep. These medicines need to be taken after consultation with the doctor.

Localized anesthesia can be taken in the form of injections for shooting and severe pains. Flexeril a muscle relaxant can help relieve the pain in the joints due to the tender muscles. Anti-inflammatory drugs can also be taken in specified doses to reduce the pain. Narcotic and steroid pain relievers, even though they may bring temporary relief, can be addictive and hence are not recommended. Acupuncture has shown effective relief in patients when treated for specific problems. It is believed that certain forms of needle therapy assist patients in recovery.

Once the patient understands the symptoms it will be easier for him to handle the different aspects of his condition. Fibromyalgia is not fatal and hence going about it the right way can bring relief and cure. The patient must learn to tolerate the pain as it might other increase anxiety and create further sleep disorders. Going in for physiotherapy can also help in reducing the pain and muscle tension. Being active is best to keep the muscle tension in control. Magnetic therapy can be effective for relieving pain and may be the perfect cure to the syndrome. Massage therapy works well in relaxing the tensed muscles.

Some patients also respond to hormone therapy, growth hormones can be effective in pain relief and further healing. Anti oxidants can reduce the damage of free radicals and improve general health. All these treatments are to be combined effectively and tailored for each individual benefit. There is no particular treatment for fibromyalgia, but a combination of the above-mentioned therapies with medication can prove very effective.

Taking a natural approach to fibromyalgia seems to be preferable because there aren’t the side effects of all of these medications. Work with what your body tells you.

Hailey Harris is an expert in dealing with Fibromyalgia after suffering for more than 10 years with health problems. She is now symptom free and living a pain free life. She developed Ridfibromyalgia.com found at http://www.ridfibromyalgia.com to help others learn to do the same. To receive tons of info, tips, and healing strategies for free visit http://www.ridfibromyalgia.com/how.html .

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Anxiety After Drinking Alcohol

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Jul 102013
 

Alcoholism Natural Remedies For Quit Alcohol Addiction Naturally by

In 1997, Americans drank an average of 2 gallons (7.57 liters) of alcohol per person.

This roughly translates into a six pack of beer, two glasses of wine and three or four drinks a week (see MMWR: apparent per capita ethanol consumption for more details).

If you’ve ever seen a person who has had too much to drink, you know that alcohol is a drug that has widespread effects on the body, and the effects vary from person to person.

People who drink might be the “soul of the party” or they might become sad and languid.

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Causes

Basically, there are six reasons why alcohol and hangovers that many people anxious and I’ll tell you what they are. I want to share this with you so they can be better informed and avoid becoming a scapegoat for alcohol.

I’ve always found this to be ironic, because they are victims of anxiety for many of those who drink alcohol to cope with their anxiety, but true it is. Now, the fact that alcohol can cause anxiety is just that fact. It is a science-based knowledge, so it is not mere conjecture on my part.

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What does alcohol affect everyone this way? Probably not, but as a victim of anxiety should be aware of the potential dangers of alcohol, so pay close attention.Scientists believe that alcohol causes or at least increases anxiety in six basic forms, and here they are.

Symptoms

The main symptom of alcohol abuse occurs when someone continues to drink after consumption reaches a level that causes recurring problems. Keep drinking after someone who is absent from work, drunk driving, evading responsibility or get into trouble with the law is considered alcohol abuse.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, IV defines alcohol abuse as alcohol use despite problems with physical labor, social, psychological, or drinking in dangerous situations, such as while driving.

International Classification of the World Health Organization of the disease refers to “harmful use” of alcohol that causes physical or mental harm in the absence of alcohol dependence. In other words, alcohol abuse is any harmful use of alcohol.

Home Remedies

1. The best treatment of alcoholism is composed of an exclusive diet of grapes for a month.

2. Alcoholics can resort to eating apples in large quantities in order to eliminate the poisoning of your body. This would be beneficial in the treatment of alcoholism.

3. Another option is to rub 4-5 dates in half a glass of water. Drink this mixture twice a day. Would act favorably in the treatment of alcoholism.

4. Remove the juice from the leaves of bitter gourd. They have three teaspoons of the juice with a glass of buttermilk every morning on an empty stomach. This will be effective in the treatment of alcoholism.

5. A healthy body is the precursor of good energy resistance. Alcoholics should receive a healthy and nutritious diet consisting of whole grains, nuts, seeds, buds, fruits and vegetables. That would help avoid the desire for stimulants like alcohol.

This, in turn, treatment of alcoholism.Drinking fruit or vegetable juice

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Anxiety Attacks Symptoms

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Nov 292012
 

Anxiety Attack Symptoms and How To Minimize Them by Anne Girder

Anxiety attack symptoms can be defined as those feelings we experience when we feel we are in sudden danger. An Anxiety attack can be a terrifying experience. It is a period of sudden and intense fear or discomfort, typically with an abrupt onset and usually lasting for no more than 10 minutes. Sometimes a person can experience a panic attack suddenly without an obvious reason. Most people that experience one attack will usually experience another attack, and those who have recurring attacks, or feel severe anxiety about having another are said to have panic disorder.

Examples of the symptoms of anxiety attack are intense heartbeat, difficulty with breathing, palpitation, nausea, excessive sweating and trembling, chest pains, fearful of going crazy or about to die, sudden chills, and other similar feelings. Some people may experience different or more anxiety attack symptoms but this does not mean that their condition is far worse or that you are suffering from a different undiagnosed condition. As every person is unique, our anxiety symptoms can be completely different. You might not find among the common anxiety attack symptoms what you are experiencing and you may be tempted to think something is very wrong with you. The above list is just a guide only, as everyone reacts differently.

Anxiety can have such a strong negative effect on the quality of life we enjoy, so it is important to treat anxiety disorder as soon as possible. As a human being, it is normal that we feel anxious, worried, and fears from time to time due to the complex modern lives we lead. Anxiety is just one component of life. It helps us cope with the stresses we may encounter. If you are in a state of anxiety on a regular basis, it is likely that you are experiencing anxiety attacks.

An anxiety attack is a sudden wave of overwhelming fear that comes suddenly and without any obvious reason, and importantly it is far more intense than having normal anxiety or the feeling of being stressed. One in every 75 people worldwide will experience an anxiety attack at one point in his/her life.

Most anxiety sufferers report fear of dying, madness or losing control of emotions as well as behavior. The incidents generally provoke a strong urge to escape or run away from the place where the attack begins, and they are associated with chest pain or shortness of breath.

If someone is suffering from a phobia, for example fear of heights, an anxiety attack can occur after the phobia is triggered. Generally these anxiety attacks are brief and quickly relieved once the phobia trigger itself is removed. In the conditions of chronic anxiety, one anxiety attack can usually turn into another one, leading to a nervous fatigue over a period of days.

The length of time an anxiety attack lasts can vary hugely, but often it will only last for a few minutes and is considered one of the most upsetting conditions that anyone can live through in everyday life. The step-by-step onset of anxiety generally follows the same pattern: first, comes the sudden jolt of fear with less or no triggering motivation, and then this will lead to a release of adrenaline (epinephrine), which causes the supposed fight-or-flight response, where the persons body prepares for major physical activity. This results in an increased heart rate, difficult breathing or hyperventilation, and sweating. The diaphragm, involved in the action of the lungs, is also a muscle and it can become overly tight. When there is normal anxiety a person frequently works too hard when breathing. However, if there is hyperanxiety or an anxiety attack, there is overwhelming excitement, and a person may hyperventilate.

As strenuous activity rarely happens, this hyperventilation leads to carbon dioxide levels lowering in the lungs and then the blood, resulting to the shift in the pH of the blood, which will then lead to many of the other symptoms, such as tingling or numbness, dizziness, and lightheadedness.

Anxiety attack is a serious condition, but before you start thinking you have this condition and run to your doctor in panic, stop and take a deep breath! Relax before you start having an anxiety attack. Dont start worrying unduly that it may lead to something serious and may affect your daily routine. Take things lightly. In any case, if you think you have this condition, the first thing you should do is see a doctor. If you are diagnosed with anxiety attack condition, appropriate medication and good counseling can bring your life to normal again. If you do not have anxiety disorder you should accept occasionally you will feel anxiety, but this is natural and healthy.

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