Anxiety and depression often go hand-in-hand because they share similar symptoms.
Anxiety may cause any of the following symptoms:
Some people experience anxiety attacks where they can’t catch their breath, their heart races, and their muscles shake uncontrollably.
Depression is characterized by feelings of extraordinary sadness or hopelessness. You lose interest in activities that once brought you joy. Depression may cause you to withdraw from others, disconnect from social activities, and sleep excessively.
Causes of anxiety and depression are varied, which may include hormone imbalances, adrenal burnout, bowel issues, heavy metals, viral infections, and genetic predisposition. At Body Balanced Care, Karsen works with you to get to the root cause of your issues and help you heal.
If other members of your family suffer anxiety and depression, you may be more susceptible to developing these conditions.
If you have chemical imbalances in the neurotransmitters in your brain, you have a higher risk of anxiety and depression. An imbalance in hormones like estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone can also contribute to anxiety symptoms.
Nutrition plays a key role in the onset and severity of depression. The most common deficiencies that contribute to mental health disorders include omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, minerals, and certain amino acids that are important to neurotransmitters.
Your adrenals produce stress hormones, like cortisol. When you’re stressed, these hormones flood your system and may stop the feel-good chemicals in your brain from functioning correctly. If your adrenals pump out cortisol all day, it makes you resistant to the potentially positive effects of this hormone and raises inflammation and your risk of depression.
Underlying conditions, including sleep deprivation, attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or chronic pain, can play a role in the development of anxiety and depression.
Karsen works to figure out the underlying cause of your condition so that she can create a treatment plan that helps you find long-term relief from these mental conditions.
She may recommend certain lifestyle changes to decrease the severity of your anxiety or depression. You may benefit from nutritional changes or supplements to resolve nutritional deficiencies or stress-reduction measures like meditation, breathwork, and massage.
When your hormones are shifting because of aging, stress or illness, hormone replacement therapy may be able to help correct imbalances that play a role in anxiety and depression.
Karsen will be offering NAD IV therapy for patients with resistant depression. NAD, or nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, is an essential molecule in your body that helps generate the energy required for daily life.
Decreased levels of NAD are associated with depression, anxiety, and addiction. NAD IV therapy has been used to effectively manage depression.
To schedule an appointment for depression and anxiety help with Body Balance Care in Lehi, Utah, call or book online today.