At least 40 million adults in the U.S. struggle with anxiety disorders, yet less than 40% seek treatment. So, why do so many people not seek help?
For some, it is because they do not realize they have an anxiety disorder. While others do not know about the different types of treatment options available.
In this article, we will discuss what an anxiety disorder is, what IV therapy is, and why IV therapy can be the perfect solution to treat anxiety.
What is an Anxiety Disorder?
While most people experience feelings of stress, nervousness, and anxiety during challenging times in their lives, an anxiety disorder is different. Those with a true anxiety disorder experience uncontrollable, sometimes debilitating anxiety symptoms such as panic attacks, nausea, and episodes of rapid breathing and increased heart rate.
There are several types of anxiety disorders, including:
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) – chronic anxiety without always a cause
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – anxiety that develops after a traumatic event
- Panic disorder – recurring and unexpected panic attacks
- Social anxiety disorder – fear of being in social situations and being judged
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) – recurring irrational thoughts, fixations, and obsessions
- Separation anxiety disorder – fear of being separated from someone close to you
While some of these fears may occur at times, those with a disorder have excessive and uncontrollable anxiety and can be overwhelmed by the symptoms.
Common Symptoms of Anxiety
While there are multiple different types of anxiety disorders, the symptoms usually present themselves in the same way.
For starters, common mental symptoms include:
- Feeling of nervousness
- Sense of impending doom
- Trouble sleeping
- Difficulty concentrating
On the other hand, physical symptoms may present themselves as the following:
- Dry mouth
- Feeling faint or dizzy
- Increased heart rate
- Hot flashes
While some experience anxiety over a new job or finances. Those with an anxiety disorder do not always know why they are experiencing anxiety.
What Causes Anxiety?
There are many reasons someone may have an anxiety disorder and experience anxiety.
It can be due to:
- Medical conditions
- Chronic stress
- Family genetics
Here’s the problem: With so many people not knowing the differences between everyday nervousness and an anxiety disorder, most do not seek treatment.
Now that you understand the basics of anxiety disorders, let’s talk about IV therapy and how it can help alleviate anxiety symptoms.
What is IV Therapy?
IV therapy, or intravenous therapy, is the act of delivering fluids through a catheter directly into your bloodstream.
It is a quick process usually taking from 30 minutes to an hour and you can typically feel the effects immediately. IV therapy is practically painless with patients often only feeling a slight pinch.
You may be wondering, why should I get IV therapy as opposed to getting prescription medication? Keep reading to find out.
IV Therapy is Better Than Oral Medication
There are several reasons people are turning to IV therapy over standard prescription oral medications. Here are a few:
Bioavailability – Using this method you can absorb the minerals faster and at a greater amount by going directly into your bloodstream and bypassing your digestive system.
Convenience – IV therapy is a quick and painless process that involves no downtime while still producing benefits almost immediately.
Hydration – Did you know that about 75% of Americans are dehydrated? While there are a lot of vitamins and minerals in IVs, a majority of the fluid is saline which helps to hydrate you quickly.
Customization – There are many types of IV therapies available so you are able to pick the perfect combination of vitamins for your needs.
Now that you understand the growing popularity of IV therapy, let’s discuss its benefits.
What is IV Therapy Used For?
IV therapy is used by doctors in a wide range of treatments. The vitamins and minerals in the IV fluids help to balance your body’s natural levels, which lead to many health benefits.
Depending on the vitamins and minerals used, IV therapy can help:
- Relieve hangovers
- Strengthen immune system
- Advance athletic performance
- Improve metabolism
- Restore energy
- Alleviate anxiety and depression
As you can see, there are never-ending benefits to IV therapy. To dive even deeper, let’s discuss how IV therapy can relieve anxiety.
How Can IV Therapy Relieve Anxiety?
While it may take a while to see the effects of ordinary oral medication, IV therapy can help you see benefits almost immediately. While it is not a cure to the disorder, IV therapy can relieve many of the symptoms caused by anxiety for a period of time.
One type of IV therapy, known as the Quick Calming IV, is a great treatment for those who suffer from an anxiety disorder.
The Anti-Anxiety IV: Key Components of Quick Calming IV
For starters, the Quick Calming IV is a great option for those trying to reduce cases of anxiety and/or depression. Not only that but it stifles the onset of age-related memory loss because of the ingredients found in the IV itself.
This IV infusion has:
- GABA – the powerful amino acid, Glutamic helps with muscle relaxation, decreases anxiety, as well as helps with sleep
- Taurine – an essential amino acid that helps with relaxation, and has a detoxifying effect as well as improves metabolism
- Theanine – an amino acid that promotes mental as well as physical relaxation that relieves stress and anxiety while increasing focus
- Vitamin B12 – methylcobalamin helps with your metabolism as well as nerve and immune function
- Magnesium – relaxation mineral that helps with neurochemical transmissions and preventing migraines
This mixture of vitamins and minerals helps alleviate both mental and physical symptoms of anxiety.
Relieve Your Anxiety With Whole Health JC
Try our anti-anxiety Quick Calm IV with Dr. Jennifer Su at Whole Health JC and see its amazing benefits first-hand.
Dr. Jennifer Su specializes in integrative medicine and offers several variations of IV therapy for her patients. Contact 573-893-5500 to schedule a free consultation today to see if the Quick Calm IV therapy is right for you.