What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

generalized anxiety disorderGeneralized anxiety disorder is an anxiety disorder that is characterized by excessive, uncontrollable and often irrational worry about everyday things.  This worry and anxiety is disproportionate to the actual source of worry.  Health, family, money, death, work, and relationships represent the most common focus of worry for those suffering from generalized anxiety disorder.

Physical problems and conditions can develop from generalized anxiety disorder.  Constant or regular worry can cause fatigue, muscle tension, nausea, headaches, and even numbness in hands and feet.  Irritability, agitation, anger issues, hot flashes, sweating, and bouts of difficulty breathing are also symptoms associated with generalized anxiety disorder.

If one or more of these symptoms persist for more than six months, you may have generalized anxiety disorder.  It is estimated that as many as 6.8 million American adults suffer from generalized anxiety disorder.*

Magnesium and Anxiety

Magnesium has been referred to as the original chill pill.  Magnesium is responsible for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the human body, some of which are directly related to muscle relaxation, ability to handle stress, sleep, and heart palpitations.  Today’s modern diet lacks the daily recommended amount of magnesium.  This has led to as many as 80% of Americans suffering from a magnesium deficiency.

…more about the benefits of Magnesium as a treatment for Anxiety.

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