Anxiety can be triggered by just about any source of stress be it physical or life-related. Sometimes even if life seems calm and you feel like you aren’t “that stressed” out, your body seems to feel otherwise.
That is where the classification of generalized anxiety disorder comes into play. Generalized Anxiety disorder is most often treated by the administration of antidepressants and benzodiazepines. Both work, calming the brain and body but once the pill wears off, eventually the anxiety almost always comes back again.
Anxiety is an incredibly complex subject. It can stem from physical issues such as Thyroid disease, worry, stress and even emotional and life issues.
Anxiety can be felt when you have certain deficiencies. What might be missing?
Vitamin B-Complex – When you are under stress it can deplete your Vitamin B resources leading to mood problems, tiredness, and anxiety.
Magnesium – Magnesium helps to regulate the release of stress hormones. It plays a part in hundreds of biochemical reactions and is a vital nutrient.
Calcium – Lack of calcium can have a large impact on both physical and mental health. Shaking, heart palpitations, anxiety, and mood issues all can be attributed to a calcium deficiency in the body.
Tryptophan – An essential amino acid. It converts in the body to a compound known as 5-HTP, which then is turned in to Serotonin. Serotonin regulates appetite, sleep, mood and overall a feeling of wellbeing.
Vitamin D – If you aren’t getting your dose of sunshine daily you are likely in need of supplementation either through food or supplemental sources. Those who live in four-season climates can fall prey to SAD (Seasonal Affected Disorder), a mood disorder caused by lack of sun and resulting Vitamin D.
Another potential suspect: Adrenal Fatigue. If your adrenal glands have been working over time they may need a boost as well. This can be corrected by way of proper diet and supplementation as well and results are noticeable rather quickly.
If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, moodiness, depression, or fatigue before taking prescription medications to try and cover the feelings, come in and talk with us. I can work with you nutritionally and through chiropractic adjustments and care.
Give our office a call at 239-332-2555 or visit www.drkasters.com to learn more or schedule.
Chiropractor & Nutritionist in Fort Myers, FL.
Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent them before they start?
Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor, and nutritionist in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.