Anxiety and Panic Attacks – Treatment with Natural Medicine
A certain amount of anxiety is normal. It’s a coping mechanism for dealing with everyday stress. Let’s say you have ten minutes to get to work but you’re stuck in gridlocked Los Angeles traffic 30 miles from your office. At the same time, your spouse calls your cell phone and starts arguing with you. To top it off, you hear a siren and see flashing lights – a cop is pulling you over. Such a situation would be a natural and expected cause of anxiety.
When does anxiety become a medical problem?
For some of us, anxiety is a constant, looming presence in our lives; we worry so much about everything that we can’t go about our day-to-day activities and live a normal life. That’s when it becomes a medical problem and is considered to be an anxiety disorder. Panic disorder is one type of anxiety disorder characterized by panic attacks. A panic attack is a sudden onset of intense fear; a racing heart, sweating, hyperventilation, nausea and stomach upset.
Xanax isn’t always the answer!
Mind-numbing and addictive medications such as Xanax and Valium are widely prescribed by most conventional doctors to treat the symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks. At the Health and Vitality Center, the wellness clinic founded by Los Angeles holistic doctor Shiva Lalezar, we know that medications may temporarily alleviate symptoms, but they don’t provide any guarantee that the problem won’t recur. Dr. Lalezar’s practice looks beyond treating the symptoms, focusing on identifying and treating the underlying causes of your anxiety and panic attacks.
Which diagnostic tests does Dr. Lalezar use?
Dr. Lalezar looks at the important, contributing mechanisms that trigger anxiety. These include hormone levels, heavy metals, chemical imbalances in the brain, and inadequate nutrition. Helpful diagnostic tests may include:
- Food and Environmental Allergy Testing
- Intestinal Permeability Testing
- Neurotransmitter Evaluation
- Urine Toxicology Screening
- Hormone Panel (including Thyroid Panel)
What underlying medical conditions might be associated or causative factors?
- Hormonal imbalance
- Thyroid and Adrenal Dysfunction
- Heavy Metal Overload
- Food allergies
- Digestive disorders
- Substance abuse
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 diabetes
Based upon the results of our diagnostic tests, Dr. Lalezar may recommend the following treatments:
- Nutritional Supplements
- High-dose fish oil: Omega-3 and essential fatty acids
- Bioidentical Hormones
- Custom Diet and Exercise Plans/Lifestyle Modification, with an emphasis on relaxation
- Intravenous Vitamin Therapy
- Glutathione IV
- Magnesium Drip
- Chelation Therapy
How do I find out more about Anxiety and Panic Disorders?
Call the Health & Vitality Center at 310-477-1166 or click here to schedule an appointment. We are one of the leading centers for natural medicine in Los Angeles. Holistic doctor Shiva Lalezar not only treats Anxiety & Depression, she employs methods that prevent it from negatively impacting your everyday life. Our practice uses an integrative approach, combining the best conventional therapies with the latest techniques and treatments in functional medicine for optimal results.
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