How to Manage Your Anxiety
posted by Orem Family Medicine | May 25, 2017
For many people, anxiety is a part of daily life. We may have anxiety over work, school, relationships, money or a variety of other concerns.
In many cases, anxiety remains at manageable levels and doesn’t interfere with basic everyday tasks. In other cases, though, anxiety can become so overwhelming that it affects sleep, eating habits and concentration. It can lead to headaches, upset stomach and, in some people, panic attacks.
If you’re someone who experiences this sort of anxiety, know that you have options. There are a number of strategies you can try to help contain and cope with anxiety.
Getting exercise daily will help you feel good and maintain basic health. A few general exercise tips to help you see the largest benefits include:
Medications will not cure anxiety, but they can help control it. A few medications include:
If you’re struggling with anxiety, speak to your doctor about possible options for coping with and controlling your specific symptoms.
“Tips to Manage Anxiety and Stress.” Anxiety and Depression Association of America. https://www.adaa.org/tips-manage-anxiety-and-stress
“Coping With Anxiety.” WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/features/coping-with-anxiety#1
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should always consult your doctor before making decisions about your health.