Chaos Turns Into Anxiety and Loss of Control
Chaotic schedules, perfect social media profiles, job promotions, meetings, assignments, kids, family, holidays…all the various pieces of life can add up. What does this mean for your well-being? Typically you turn into a very anxious person confused about where to start. So, what do you do? Nothing. And then everything. Or half of everything. Life’s a mess and it’s time to find the root cause of anxiety.
I’ve Tried Everything for Anxiety and Nothing Works
You turn to Google or your friends or social media to find some kind of answer. If it gets to you enough you may even go to the doctor and get a prescription. If you’re like most people we talk to you end up with more problems than you had when you started. You might experience stomach aches, bloating, lack of sleep, depression, and more. Conventional medicine might mask the uncomfortable symptoms you’re feeling, but they do nothing to balance out your system and resolve the issue.
Treating the Root Cause of Anxiety
When you sit down with a functional medicine doctor your goal is to look at all the symptoms you are noticing and figure out the root cause of anxiety. In this case, anxiety is the symptom. Often a deeper dive leads us to discover that a gut issue is the root cause. Gut issues can impact anxiety in several ways. For example, gut inflammation can lead to neurotransmitter imbalances that can trigger anxiety symptoms. Additionally, gut issues can cause nutrient deficiencies that can contribute to anxiety.
If you are struggling with anxiety and gut issues, seeing a functional medicine doctor in Overland Park may be a good idea. Functional medicine doctors take a holistic, integrative approach to health, and may be able to recommend natural approaches that can help improve gut health and reduce anxiety after an assessment and testing.
Nutrient Deficiencies and Anxiety
If you are struggling with anxiety, it is important to take a closer look at your diet and nutrition. That is the main idea of functional medicine. It is a direct look at your overall lifestyle and to customize a plan rather than giving everyone the same remedy.
Many people don’t realize that nutrient deficiencies can impact anxiety levels. If you think you might be deficient in certain nutrients, see a functional medicine doctor near you for an assessment and tests. This approach could save you money since you are no longer using the guess method. Instead, Dr. Melinda, from Functional Health KC in Overland Park, can run tests to find your levels before customizing a plan for your particular body. Designing a personalized nutrition plan can help improve your anxiety symptoms. Monthly follow-ups will allow you and your doctor to review progress and make any adjustments, if necessary. You’ll probably find that the nutrient you thought you were missing (and grabbing an extra supplement for) had nothing to do with the issue. A small adjustment could change everything.
Types of Tests That are Offered
- Thyroid Panel
- Adrenal Stress Index
- Hormone Panel
- Food Sensitivity
- Advanced Celiac Profile
- Stool Analysis
- Organic Acids
Contact Us For Your Initial Consultation
If you’re looking for an integrative medicine doctor in the Kansas City area, consider making an appointment with Dr. Melinda in her Overland Park office. She is a highly experienced functional medicine doctor who takes a natural approach to treat her patients. Dr. Melinda has been a chiropractor for over 20 years and started functional medicine training after seeing the impact it made on her mother who had an autoimmune disease. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for health with each of her patients. You can fill out a form on our website to get started setting up your appointment.