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Anxiety

LaSante Health Center

Multi-Specialty Health Clinic located in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, NY

Over 40 million adults in the United States have an anxiety disorder, and it’s on the increase. The behavioral health experts at LaSante Health Center work with patients from the Prospect Lefferts Gardens area of Brooklyn in New York City to help them manage their anxiety symptoms, understand their triggers, and take back control over their lives — and they can help you too. Schedule a consultation through the online booking tool or call the practice today.

Anxiety Q & A

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

Anxiety disorders have both psychological and physical symptoms. Symptoms include:

  • Trembling and sweating
  • Chest pain
  • Headaches
  • Weak limbs
  • Heart palpitations
  • Rashes
  • Leg pain
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Tense muscles
  • Tiredness
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Reluctance or even inability to leave home

Your provider at LaSante Health Center can not only help manage your symptoms, so they’re less debilitating, but also works through your triggers to stop attacks from happening altogether.

What causes anxiety?

Anxiety triggers vary from person to person. Health professionals classify the factors into several categories, which include:

Diet

Alcohol, caffeine, and sugar are ingredients you should avoid if you live with an anxiety disorder. They can cause insomnia, fluctuations in blood sugar levels, and dehydration, which all contribute to feelings of anxiety.

Environment

Daily life is full of situations that can aggravate an anxiety disorder. Finances, personal relationships, and work or school stress can all cause increased and prolonged worry.

Brain development

When a brain is under-developed — whether that be through premature birth or after a traumatic experience that altered brain function — it can affect rational thinking and how you respond to situations.

Health

The stress of living with pain, illness, or discomfort can contribute to anxiety disorder. Many medications, too, can cause anxiety as a side effect.

Keep a diary of when you feel anxious and what has happened in the run-up to it. Your provider at LaSante Health Center can use this information to create the most successful course of treatment for you.

What are the different types of anxiety?

There are distinct types of anxiety triggered by situations or emotions. They include:

  • Panic disorder
  • Social anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

Those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may also experience anxiety, and depression often plays a significant role. Your provider identifies your anxiety disorder to create a comprehensive management plan.

Can you treat anxiety?

There are several ways your LaSante Health Center provider treats anxiety disorders. You may benefit from one or multiple of the following:

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

CBT or cognitive-behavioral therapy helps people understand the beliefs, feelings, attitudes, and thoughts that influence their behaviors. It can teach you how to reframe your thinking and behaviors more positively.

Medication

Your provider may prescribe anti-anxiety medication, antidepressants, or beta-blockers.

Self-management

Learning how to manage stress, exercising, and relaxation techniques are ways you can manage anxiety at home.

LaSante Health Center helps people manage their anxiety disorders. Don’t put up with anxiety symptoms any longer. Call the practice today or schedule a consultation online.