Our Doctors Get to the Root Cause of Your Anxiety
When treating anxiety, it is important to look at what may be causing your anxiety. In most cases, it is a combination of social and lifestyle factors, as well as some physiological imbalances.
Sometimes physical and biochemical factors are an underlying contributor to your anxiety. For example, imbalances n your gut flora, known as dysbiosis, can lead to anxiety through several pathways. In this blog, we go into detail.
Food choices and blood sugar control can also impact anxiety. A drop in blood sugar levels stresses your body and for some can lead to agitation, anxiety, or even panic. This is sometimes referred to as “hangry.”
For some people, the way their body processes and breaks down neurotransmitters – the chemicals in your brain that are signals for how you feel, is disrupted. There are ways our Naturopathic Doctor can test for this, such as using an Organic Acid’s Test.
Hormones, such as thyroid, adrenal (cortisol), as well as sex hormones, can lead to changes in your moods as well as anxiety. Working with a Naturopathic Doctor who can treat you as a whole person, and look for any underlying causes is the best way to find natural treatments for your anxiety, for you as an individual. We discuss how your hormones may impact your mental well-being here.