Anxiety Specialist

Texas Premier Physicians

Bita Pour-Jafari, MD

Family Medicine located in Houston, TX

Don’t let anxiety stop you from doing what you love and living your life on your terms. Bita Jafari, MD, is an experienced physician offering solutions for anxiety at Texas Premier Physicians. Anxiety can be overwhelming, but Dr. Jafari and the health professionals of Texas Premier Physicians are here to help soothe and calm your anxiety, so you have a clearer mind and find joy in life. Dr. Jafari boosts multiple aspects of your health and wellness to relieve the physical toll that anxiety can take on your body. For effective treatments and therapies that can provide results, book here on the web or call the Houston office today.

Anxiety

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a general feeling of nervousness, unease, or worries surrounding an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome or result.

It’s completely normal to experience some anxiety from time to time, but recurring, persistent, and severe anxiety could be a sign of an underlying anxiety disorder.

With anxiety, you might have repeated episodes of rapid and intense anxiety and fear that worsens significantly in mere minutes. This is called a panic attack. 

Anxiety disorders involve frequent, excessive, and intense fear and worries regarding everyday situations.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

Anxiety can present certain symptoms, such as:

  • Feeling weak or fatigued
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Lack of focus
  • Poor sleep quality
  • Feeling nervous, restless, or tense
  • A sense of impending danger or panic
  • Increased heart rate
  • Rapid breathing (hyperventilation)
  • Sweating and trembling
  • Gastrointestinal problems

With anxiety, you might find yourself changing plans and going out of your way to avoid situations that you feel could lead to anxiety.

What causes anxiety?

The cause of anxiety isn’t fully understood, and multiple factors are usually at play. Certain traumatic events and life experiences can trigger anxiety disorders in people who are more susceptible to them. 

Anxiety symptoms can also be the first indication of a medical illness. Underlying medical conditions are often the root cause of anxiety. Some of the medical problems associated with anxiety include:

  • Heart disease
  • Chronic pain
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid complications
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Drug misuse or withdrawal
  • Rare tumors that produce specific fight-or-flight hormones 

Inherited genetics and traits might also play a role in the development of anxiety.

How is anxiety treated?

To manage and treat your anxiety, Dr. Jafari takes time to create an individualized treatment plan to suit your specific needs, preferences, health, and lifestyle. This may include multiple methods of treatment.

Dr. Jafari often utilizes an array of methods and techniques to teach you specific skills that can help resolve your symptoms. You’re given quality time to discuss your questions, concerns, fears, and the potential causes and reasons behind your anxiety.

Lifestyle changes

Lifestyle changes may do wonders for your wellness, health, and mindset. Dr. Jafari might recommend stress management, consuming a balanced nutrient-dense diet, and engaging in regular appropriate exercise as effective tools to decrease anxiety.

Medications

Dr. Jafari might prescribe certain antidepressants or anti-anxiety medication, or she might recommend other medications for short-term relief, such as beta blockers.

Anxiety doesn’t need to be a recurring storm you have to wade through alone. For compassionate and productive therapies and solutions, call Texas Premier Physicians or schedule online.