As Bowen Kerr puts it, “Anxiety can be defined as the response of an organism to a threat, real or imagined. It is a process that, in some form, is present in all living things.”

Anxiety can have an adverse effect on the overall health of a person. Those suffering from anxiety have a higher risk of suffering from physical health issues. Patients of stress are increasingly seeking neurofeedback therapy for anxiety to control the adverse symptoms associated with it.

Those suffering from anxiety commonly experience excessive worry, fear, and nervousness. Generally, one suffering from anxiety experiences these symptoms on a cognitive and emotional level. A person with anxiety issue often gets negative thoughts when faced with a difficult situation. He might also feel scared anticipating the outcome of the situation. In such a case, it is common to experience sweating, breathlessness, and shivering.

These symptoms are commonly experienced by those suffering from anxiety disorder. Managing symptoms associated with anxiety is often hard. Most of the patients restore to anxiety treatment centers to resolve symptoms and signs.

Here are some simple tactics for managing anxiety

Take Vitamin B6 and Iron:  Iron and Vitamin B6 are essential for maintaining the serotonin level in the body. By supporting the level of serotonin, one can effectively cope with their anxiety and get rid of negativity.

Engage in Diaphragmatic Breathing:  When having a panic attack, take diaphragmatic breathing. In this form of breath, the stomach expands and contracts instead of the chest. When practicing diaphragmatic breathing, exhale for longer than you usually do.

Relax Your Muscles: Muscle relaxation is another useful tactic to alleviate symptoms of anxiety. Starting from the toes, take turn tensing each muscle on the body and relaxing it for half a minute. Continue the activity till you reach to your head.

Remember, the panic attack will pass:  When experiencing a panic attack, it is normal to freak out. But this will only turn the situation grave. Remind yourself that the symptoms of the panic attack will pass off. Acknowledge your symptoms to let it go.

Limit Caffeine:  Intake of caffeine in excess is associated with anxiety. Since caffeine stimulates the central nervous system of the body, consuming it in excess worsens anxiety and panic attacks. Many studies have shown that it even triggers an anxiety attack. A proven solution to reducing the impact of anxiety is cutting on the intake of caffeine. Coffee, soda, chocolate, and tea are some common source of caffeine, be aware of them.

Drink Chamomile Tea: Laboratory researches show that chamomile tea is effecting in fighting depression and anxiety. One can reduce the symptoms of stress by sipping on chamomile tea.

 Exercise:  With only 20 minutes of regular exercise, a person can significantly control the symptoms of anxiety. Besides making the body feel better, it increases the level of endorphins in the body. Increase in the body temperature due to exercise also alters the neural circuits on the body which is associated with cognitive functioning of the body.

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