Posted on Jan 06, 2010 | Comments 0
Anxiety is experienced by millions of people either 18 years of age or older.
Most individuals who suffer from anxiety disorders will usually have their first episode by the time they are 21 years old.
Anxiety is basically your body constantly reacting as though you are in a terrifying or dangerous situation.
When you are in the presence of real danger and your heart races; your palms sweat or you blank out, this is anxiety caused by a very real situation. It’s the body’s natural “fight or run” response to the situation you are facing.
On the other hand, if your body and mind constantly react in this manner to every situation, even those that are not very threatening or dangerous, then you may have an anxiety disorder. Melatonin may be the best remedy for people suffering from anxiety disorders.
Melatonin may be the best remedy for people suffering from anxiety disorders. Also, you don’t have to suffer from an anxiety disorder to use melatonin.
All of us experience anxiety occasionally when faced with or stressing over a challenging situation and melatonin can be used for that as well.
As it is also a sleep aid, it can be used for white-knuckled fliers trembling at the thought of boarding an airplane.
Physical symptoms of anxiety range from shortness of breath to nausea, fatigue, tremors, headaches, dizziness or an upset stomach.
Other symptoms of anxiety are being unable to sleep, being jumpy and irritable.
Now sure we all experience these things from time to time, but someone who has an anxiety disorder will continuously experience these symptoms and melatonin, already considered an aid for sleeping may also be able to treat this.
Melatonin is a hormone and if in the U.S., does not require a prescription, in Europe it does.
The body naturally produces melatonin in the brain during sleep, but when melatonin levels are too low it can cause anxiety disorders, panic disorders and even depression, as many people usually experience both anxiety and depression.
So, taking hormone melatonin may help to put the body back into its natural, hormonal state. Also, since many people with anxiety will have trouble sleeping, melatonin can also assist in that area.
The recommended dosage for melatonin is 1mg to 5mg a day, but make sure to start off small and gradually increase the amount taken.
Also, remember to consult a doctor before taking any drug, as there could be a serious conflict that could cause more harm than good.
For this particular drug, definitely consult a doctor if you already have diabetes, problems with your immune system or liver or kidney disease. Just always be sure to use judgment and research when trying any drug.
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