There are some things that can make most people anxious for a while, but for those suffering from chronic anxiety, there are many things that can make them anxious not just for a while, but for an extended time. And the prevalence of chronic anxiety across populations has been steadily climbing over the years.
This higher prevalence may have socioeconomic reasons behind it, reasons that are not avoidable by most people. For instance, the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic was an extraordinary event that heightened the anxiety of most people across the globe. Its aftermath like the ongoing layoffs continue to make many people anxious.
But the fact that there are socially valid reasons to be anxious, shouldn’t lull anyone into thinking that these are valid reasons to stay anxious too. This is because anxiety is not without a cost, especially a health cost. It is well known that chronic anxiety can contribute to a myriad of health issues that are more serious than the anxiety itself.
For instance, it is very well documented that chronic anxiety can act as a risk factor for triggering several lifestyle diseases including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, and autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and multiple sclerosis. Anxiety can also trigger depression, fear and panic attacks.
Now a new Chinese study published recently in the noted medical journal eBioMedicine shows that anxiety can cause progressive cognitive impairment too even in those not diagnosed with any forms of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease. This newly discovered impact of anxiety was more prevalent in seniors.
The study also showed that anxiety is most probably wreaking this havoc on cognitive health by destructively altering the mitochondrial machinery at the cellular level and thus causing mitochondrial energy imbalances. Mitochondria is the powerhouse or energy producer in our cells. This discovery has prompted the researchers to suggest that addressing mitochondrial dysfunction along with treating anxiety will be a better approach to keep such cognitive decline at bay.
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Vieroots EPLIMO, a personalised epigenetic lifestyle management solution, can provide even more comprehensive tools to keep anxiety and its complications at bay. It can check for your geno-metabolic risks for developing anxiety much before it actually develops, and provide you with comprehensive lifestyle modifications spanning diet, nutrition, supplements, exercise, sleep yoga, meditation, breathwork etc that can help you combat anxiety even if you are genetically prone to it.
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