Over 40 million adults in the US struggle with anxiety. Although most people feel anxious at some point in their lives, persistent feelings of fear and worry can affect your daily functioning.
This article will help you better understand anxiety and explain how IV therapy can help ease its symptoms.
What Is Anxiety?
Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. Experiencing occasional anxiety is normal, but if your feelings of anxiety last for more than six months and interfere with your daily life, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder.
Types of anxiety disorders
Anxiety disorder is a mental illness that causes constant and overwhelming feelings of anxiety and fear.
There are six main types of anxiety disorders:
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Social anxiety disorder (previously known as social phobia)
- Specific phobias, such as agoraphobia and claustrophobia
- Panic disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Generalized anxiety disorder is the most common type, affecting close to 6.8 million adults or 3.1% of the US population. Some people are diagnosed with more than one anxiety disorder at the same time.
What causes anxiety disorders?
The exact reason for developing anxiety disorders is unknown. Scientists believe that this condition may be caused by multiple factors, such as genetics, environmental stress, drug abuse or withdrawal, vitamin deficiency, certain medical conditions, as well as brain chemistry.
Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health problems and can affect anyone at any age. However, some people are at higher risk of developing anxiety disorders and in particular individuals who:
- Have experienced traumatic events in early childhood or adulthood
- Have a family history of anxiety and other mental disorders
- Have thyroid problems or arrhythmia
- Suffer from severe illnesses or chronic health conditions
- Have a history of substance abuse
- Have low self-esteem, are shy or withdrawn.
While some phobias and the generalized anxiety disorder are more common in women, other conditions, such as social anxiety, affect men and women equally. Individuals between the ages of 30 and 44 are the most likely to be affected by anxiety.
Continue reading to learn more about the most common anxiety symptoms.
What Are Symptoms of Anxiety?
The symptoms of anxiety vary from person to person. They also depend on the type of anxiety disorder you have and how severe it is.
Most people diagnosed with anxiety disorders experience a combination of the following symptoms:
- Anxious thoughts that are persistent, hard to control, and get worse over time:
- Catastrophic thinking
- Physical symptoms:
- Fast or irregular heartbeat
- Rapid breathing (hyperventilation)
- Unexplained aches and pains
- Shortness of breath
- Trouble concentrating
- Changes in behavior:
- Avoiding everyday activities
- Changes in appetite
- Sleep problems
There are numerous treatments that can improve the mood, behaviors, and ability to function in daily life in people with anxiety. One of them is intravenous (IV) therapy that can successfully help alleviate anxiety symptoms, while supporting physical and mental well-being.
Here’s how it works.
How Can IV Therapy Help Anxiety?
IV therapy is an efficient way of delivering nutrients directly into your bloodstream. This type of treatment completely bypasses the digestive system, thus allowing full and immediate absorption of nutrients.
IV fluids for anxiety consist of a special blend of vital minerals, vitamins, and other ingredients that can help manage anxiety symptoms and improve your general health. Once your body is replenished with fluids and essential nutrients, you’ll also find it easier to manage your anxiety.
What is in IV therapy for anxiety?
Reset IV offers a Relaxation Package that is specifically designed for people who feel anxious and frustrated. Its unique combination of ingredients will relieve your anxiety symptoms quickly and efficiently.
Normal saline is a mixture of water and sodium chloride that replenishes the fluids necessary for normal body functioning. It is the base of all our IV fluids to which vitamins and medication can be added as necessary.
Magnesium naturally relaxes the nervous system, relieving anxiety, fear, irritability, and restlessness. In addition, magnesium helps the body maintain healthy levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter that slows down your brain, allowing for more restorative sleep, lower blood sugar levels, and blood pressure.
Taurine is an amino acid that regulates electrical impulses in the brain and slows adrenal release which helps you calm and de-stress. Taurine also provides numerous health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure and improving heart function.
Multivitamin contains vitamins C, A, B, B1, B6, D3, E, and K1, as well as niacinamide and dexpanthenol, which have anti-anxiety effects and can help reduce your stress levels.
All Reset IV solutions can be customized upon request using additional vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants, and medications to further increase the effectiveness of your treatment.
How long do the effects last?
The effects of your IV anxiety treatment will depend on your health condition and your goals. Most patients find that the effects of their IV therapy for anxiety last for up to 14 days, the time it normally takes for vitamin levels in your body to deplete.
Are there side effects?
Intravenous therapy is a safe and effective way to reduce your anxiety symptoms and improve your overall health and well-being. The nutrients we use in our formulas, such as magnesium, vitamin B, and vitamin C are already present in your body, so IV therapy simply provides your body with higher doses of nutrients it naturally contains.
Some people may experience minor side effects during IV treatment, such as shortness of breath, increased heart rate, as well as redness, tenderness, swelling, or bruising at the injection site. However, most of these symptoms will usually fade before the treatment ends.
Reset IV formulas are administered by highly trained medical professionals with extensive experience in providing IV therapy in hospitals and clinics. Our priority is ensuring that you are receiving a treatment that meets the highest safety standards using the best ingredients and top-of-the-line sterile equipment.