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Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear or nervousness about what’s to come. Anxiety disorders form a category of mental health diagnoses that lead to excessive nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worry. Anxiety is a normal and often healthy emotion. However, when a person regularly feels disproportionate levels of anxiety, it might become a medical disorder. In the case of an anxiety disorder, the feeling of terror may be with you all the time. It is intense and sometimes devastating.

Symptoms of Anxiety:

  • Feeling restless, wound-up, or on-edge
  • Being easily fatigued
  • Having difficulty concentrating; mind going blank
  • Being irritable
  • Having muscle tension
  • Difficulty controlling feelings of worry
  • Having sleep problems, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, restlessness, or unsatisfying sleep.
  • Heart palpitations, a pounding heartbeat, or an accelerated heartrate
  • Sweating
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Sensations of shortness of breath, smothering, or choking
  • Feelings of impending doom
  • Feelings of being out of control
  • May have an irrational or excessive worry about encountering the feared object or situation
  • Take active steps to avoid the feared object or situation
  • Experience immediate intense anxiety upon encountering the feared object or situation
  • Endure unavoidable objects and situations with intense anxiety.

Causes of Anxiety disorder:

It is not clear, exactly what brings on anxiety disorders. Like other forms of mental illness, they shoot from a combination of things, including changes in your brain and environmental stress, and even your genes.

Types of Anxiety Disorder:

panic disorder: experiencing recurring panic attacks at unexpected times. A person with panic disorder may live in terror of the next panic attack.

phobia: extreme fear of a specific object, situation, or activity

social anxiety disorder: extreme fear of being judged by others in social circumstances.

separation anxiety disorder: fear of being away from home or loved ones.

illness anxiety disorder: anxiety about your health.

post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): anxiety following a traumatic event.

Prevention:

Anxiety has treatment and can be cured. It is common to combine medical treatments, medicines and lifestyle therapies. But we prefer prevention.

Stress and Trauma: We have to try to lead a stress free life. Taking too much of stress can push a person into mental illness.

Exercise: Exercise offers a range of health benefits including helping prevent mental illness. Both high-intensity and low-intensity exercise is beneficial in this respect. High-intensity exercise releases the feel-good chemicals, known as endorphins, into the body.

Meditation: Meditation can be helpful to reduce the anxiety disorder. Visualization

Adequate rest and Sleep: proper sleeping and sufficient physical and mental rest is also important.

Healthy diet: We must try to reduce the consumption of products that contain caffeine, such as coffee, tea, cola and sweet chocolate. We must not smoke and avoid drinking alcohol.

The brain needs the right mix of nutrients to function properly. For healthy mind we should start consuming unsaturated fats by cooking with olive and adding nuts and seeds to meals.

We must eat more whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, protein with tryptophan, found in fish, poultry, eggs, and spinach, oily fish containing omega-3 oils or taking omega-3 supplements at least twice a week. We must drink 6 to 8 glasses of water a day.

Regular Consumption of foods like Pomelo, Papaya, LICORICE/Yashtimadhu, Centella Asiatica/ Thankuni, Ashwagandha, basil leaf, Moringa leaf can help in the prevention of anxiety disorder.

There are a few foods we should consume regularly besides our meals to prevent the anxiety disorder:

Pomelo

Pomelo called “pummelo” is the largest member of the citrus family. This large, pale, green or yellow fruit has a pink, white or red inside that tastes like a slightly sweeter alternative to grapefruit. Pomelo is a citrus fruit that has a number of health benefits for people. For those people willing to do a […]

Papaya

Papaya is a fruit that can eat as a vegetable when it is green and it becomes a tasty, juicy fruit when it became soft tender and orange inside. Papaya is deliciously sweet with musky undertones and a soft, butter-like consistency; it is no wonder the papaya is reputably called the “fruit of the angels”. […]

LICORICE/Yashtimadhu

Licorice is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant herb. Yashtimadhu is an age-old herb that has been used for its exceptional health endorsing properties called mulethi or liquorice. It is an herb that is found in various parts of Asia and Europe. Apart from medicines, it is widely used as a flavoring agent due to the natural […]

Centella Asiatica/ Thankuni

Thankuni or Centella Asiatica is known as the Longevity Herb for its numerous health benefits. Centella Asiatica, also known as Gotu kola, remains an important part of Ayurveda practice. Known for its rejuvenating properties, Centella Asiatica has other beneficial effects on the body and mind.   Health Benefits: Centella Asiatica Prevents Nervous Disorders. Thankuni has […]

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha (অশ্বগন্ধা) is a plant. The root and berry are used to make medicine. Ashwagandha is used for arthritis, anxiety, bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), trouble sleeping (insomnia), tumors, tuberculosis, asthma, bronchitis, menstrual problems, hiccups, and chronic liver disease. It is also used to reduce the side effects of medications […]

Sesame Seeds

Sesame seeds (তিল বীজ) are a great source of iron & mineral that many people, especially menstruating females could use more of. Sesame seeds are commonly consumed in Asian countries and also in western countries as part of a paste called tahini. Similar to other seeds, they contain a wide amount of nutrient. “1 ounce […]

Ginger

Ginger is among the healthiest and one of the most delicious spices on the planet. It is actually a special type of root that grows under the soil. We use ginger in many dishes every day. It is over loaded with nutrients and bio active compounds that have powerful benefits for your body and brain. […]

Cloves

Cloves are the flower buds of the clove tree. Cloves contain fiber, vitamins, and minerals, so using whole or ground cloves add flavor to dishes as well as provide some important nutrient. Cloves have many health benefits. Cloves are low in calories and provide some fiber, manganese, vitamin K and vitamin C. People have been […]

Green Tea

Green tea is a popular beverage consumed worldwide. In recent years, it has also gained popularity as a health drink. Green tea is made from non-oxidized leaves and is one of the less processed types of tea. It therefore contains the most antioxidants and beneficial polyphenols. Green tea contains a number of bio active compounds […]

Basil Leaf

Basil or Holy Basil leaf is an herb belonging to the mint family. Basil leaf offered benefits include reducing inflammation, and it is said to have anti-aging and antibacterial properties. There are a few types of basil plants. The most popular are sweet basil, lemon basil, holy basil, and Thai basil. Though there are some […]

Guava

Guavas are tropical trees originating in Central America. Guava is a traditional remedy for a range of health conditions. Researches have shown that guava fruits and leaves may have a number of benefits in human health. Guava fruits are amazingly rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. This remarkable nutrient content gives them many […]

Moringa Leaf

Moringa oleifera is a plant that has been praised for its health benefits for thousands of years. It is very rich in healthy antioxidants and bio active plant compounds. It is called the miracle tree for its numerous health benefits. 1 Cup of fresh chopped leaves (21 grams) contains: Protein: 2 grams Vitamin B6: 19% of the […]

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