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Medication for Generalized Anxiety DisorderAnxiety disorder has become a common ailment that seems to be striking at will. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that seventy five percent of people afflicted with anxiety disorder experience their first bout at an average age of 21.5 years.

More and more people are falling prey to this disorder in the United States. Given the seriousness of the problem, medication becomes necessary to control the epidemic and provide anxiety relief. Different classes of medication are prevalent in anxiety disorder and panic attack treatment.

The physical symptoms of anxiety disorder and panic attacks are characterized by sweaty palms, dizziness, insomnia, restlessness and feeling of uncertainty and apprehension. Increased rate of heartbeat, rapid breathing and a tingling sensation in the limbs are other symptoms of anxiety.

The line of treatment in such cases is focused towards improving the level of motivation of the person under treatment and enabling him to face his anxieties. This is achieved by addressing the condition in two phases. The first phase deals with the physical symptoms and depression. The second phase is the manifestation of the attack itself.

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Treatments for hyperthyroidismHyperthyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine. The causes of hyperthyroidism vary and treatment of this disease will depend upon the cause.

Hyperthyroidism can cause a number of serious symptoms. It can cause your heart to beat too fast, and it can cause arrhythmias.

Hyperthyroidism can also cause weight loss and difficulty sleeping. However, the most serious symptom of hyperthyroidism is something called a thyrotoxic crisis. This can lead to a very rapid pulse, increased fever and delirium.

If you suffer from hyperthyroidism then you need to be aware of your treatment options. Your doctor will need to perform specific tests to determine the exact cause of the hyperthyroidism. Once the cause is determined then specific treatment can begin.

One thing your doctor may do is prescribe beta blockers for you. These are heart medications that are used to keep your rapid heart rate under control. The beta blockers may be used until the hyperthyroidism is cured.

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