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Anxiety is a common and impactful mental health condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide. At Cermak Immediate Care, we are dedicated to helping our patients in Chicago, Cicero, and Roseland understand and manage their anxiety effectively. Recognizing the symptoms, seeking appropriate treatment, and understanding the potential effects of untreated anxiety are crucial steps towards improving overall well-being.

Symptoms of Anxiety

Anxiety can manifest through a variety of symptoms, which may vary widely among individuals. Common symptoms include:

  • Persistent worrying or excessive fears about everyday situations
  • Feeling restless or on edge
  • Increased irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Muscle tension
  • Sleep disturbances, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep
  • Rapid heartbeat or palpitations
  • Shortness of breath or hyperventilation
  • Sweating or trembling

Understanding these symptoms is the first step toward seeking help and managing anxiety effectively.

Treatment Options for Anxiety and Stress Managment

At Cermak Immediate Care, we offer comprehensive treatment plans tailored to the specific needs of each patient. Treatment options for anxiety may include:

  • Psychotherapy: Also known as talk therapy, psychotherapy can be highly effective for anxiety. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one common method that helps patients identify and manage the thoughts that contribute to anxiety.
  • Medication: Anti-anxiety medications can help reduce the symptoms of anxiety. These may include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or benzodiazepines, depending on the severity and nature of the anxiety disorder.
  • Lifestyle Changes: Incorporating regular physical activity, maintaining a healthy diet, ensuring adequate sleep, and practicing relaxation techniques such as meditation or yoga can also significantly reduce anxiety symptoms.
  • Support Groups: Sharing experiences and coping strategies in a supportive group setting can be beneficial for many people dealing with anxiety.

Effects of Untreated Anxiety Disorder on the Body

Leaving anxiety untreated can have profound effects on both mental and physical health, including:

  • Chronic stress, which can lead to serious health problems such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes
  • Digestive or gastrointestinal problems
  • Chronic pain or illness due to decreased immune system function
  • Severe mood swings or depression
  • Substance abuse issues as individuals may use alcohol or drugs as a means to cope

FAQs About Anxiety

Seek Help at Cermak Immediate Care in Chicago

If you’re experiencing symptoms of anxiety, don’t hesitate to seek help. Visit Cermak Immediate Care for professional support and personalized treatment plans. Our dedicated team is here to provide you with the resources and care you need to manage your anxiety effectively.

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Convenient Locations and Accessibility

Located near major expressways and well-connected by public transport, our clinics in Cicero, Chicago, Roseland, Hoffman Estates, and Rolling Meadows are easily accessible. We cater to the needs of our community by offering flexible visiting hours, including walk-in options and the ability to schedule appointments online or by phone. This ensures that you can receive care when it suits you best.

Cicero

Cermak Immediate Care

5741 W Cermak Rd
Cicero IL 60804

Chicago

Cermak Immediate Care

2408 W Cermak Rd
Chicago IL 60608

Roseland

Cermak Immediate Care

134 W 111th St Floor 2
Chicago IL 60628

Hoffman Estates

Rapid Immediate Care

925 N Roselle Rd
Hoffman Estates IL 60169

Rolling Meadows

NewMed Immediate Care

1669 W. Algonquin Rd
Rolling Meadows IL 60008