Anxiety Specialist

Coleman Primary Care -  - Primary Care

Coleman Primary Care

Primary Care Practice & Internal Medicine located in Sterling, VA

When you have anxiety, it can prevent you from fully experiencing your best life and impact your overall health and wellness. Linda Coleman, MD, and the experienced team at Coleman Primary Care in Sterling, Virginia, offers compassionate care for those who suffer from anxiety. For a consultation and personalized care, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a mental and emotional condition that can impact your overall health and well-being. Usually experienced as a sense of worry and apprehension, anxiety can make you feel keyed up, panicked, and restless. You may also have symptoms like: 

  • Excessive worry
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Concentration problems
  • Lack of interest in normal activities
  • Changes in mood and behavior
  • Heart racing or chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Irritability
  • Racing thoughts 
  • Erratic behaviors
  • Headaches or migraines

Everyone struggles from time to time with anxiety. However, when it becomes a significant part of your everyday life, you may have a more serious form of anxiety that needs professional assessment and holistic treatment. 

Are anxiety and depression the same thing?

Around 50% of people who have anxiety also suffer from depression. While anxiety and depression share some similar symptoms, treatments, and underlying causes, they aren’t the same.

Generally, anxiety feels like you’re hyped up, restless, or fearful about the future. Depression tends to make you feel apathetic, flat, and hopeless that things will get better in the future. Depression is often an advanced form of anxiety. 

At Coleman Primary Care, the team provides expert care for anxiety and depression, along with knowledgeable consideration of any potential underlying causes that may overlap.

What causes anxiety?

The causes of your anxiety may not always be clear. Your symptoms may be the result of emotional, mental, and physical factors, which can include:

  • Unbalanced nutrition
  • Genetics
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Menopause
  • Toxins
  • Stressful lifestyle or job 
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Medication side effects
  • Difficult life circumstances
  • Chronic illness, or poor overall health
  • Obesity

Each of these factors can interact with one another, causing worsening of your symptoms or keeping you from feeling your best. Your provider at Coleman Primary Care takes time to help you identify the contributing factors to your anxiety so your treatment is as effective as possible. 

What are the treatment options for anxiety?

At Coleman Primary Care, your consultation begins with a comprehensive health assessment. Your anxiety symptoms are closely evaluated, and then the team creates a holistic treatment plan for you. 

Depending on your underlying causes, treatments may include:

  • Hormone testing 
  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)
  • Menopause support
  • Diet and nutritional counseling
  • Nutritional supplementation 
  • Vitamin B12 injections
  • Exercise program
  • Stress management 
  • Medication therapy

The team at Coleman Primary Care is committed to helping you have effective control of your anxiety so you can enjoy the best health possible.

For a consultation about your anxiety, call Coleman Primary Care or schedule an appointment online today.