Anxiety Specialist

Cermak Immediate Care

Immediate Care & Primary Care Practice located in Cicero, IL

Anxiety can be a very stressful experience, however, it is easier to manage when you have a support system. Dr. Ruchir Thakkar and his colleagues at Cermak Immediate Care in Cicero, Illinois can help you determine the source of your anxiety and start you on a path toward relief. Don’t suffer in silence, or accept persistent anxiety as inevitable. There are effective ways to reduce anxiety and help you regain balance. If you’re concerned about acute or chronic anxiety, book an appointment or visit Cermak Immediate Care for a walk-in assessment.

Anxiety Q & A

Cermak Immediate Care

Why do I experience anxiety?

Anxiety is a natural part of human life and serves as our body’s warning system that something is amiss. It’s part of your innate “fight or flight” response. While anxiety plays an important role from an evolutionary standpoint, our modern lifestyles can trigger this system too often. This constant triggering can lead to chronic anxiety.

You might experience occasional anxiety tied to a specific event or concern like a job interview, marital strife, or worry about your child’s well-being. However, when anxiety threatens to take over your life, you should consider seeking treatment.

Untreated anxiety can lead to a panic disorder and a number of health problems.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

Your experience of anxiety is unique. Some of the more common symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Rapid heart rate
  • Nervousness or restlessness
  • A feeling of dread or panic
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive problems
  • Increased sweating
  • Rapid breathing
  • Lethargy or weakness
  • Trembling

As you can see, anxiety shares symptoms with many other common health issues. That’s why it’s so important to seek care right away to determine the source of your symptoms.

How is anxiety diagnosed and treated?

At Cermak Immediate Care, the first step is a thorough exam and health history. Your provider will check your vital signs and ask you questions about your recent anxiety to try and determine a cause. In some cases, a medical issue may be to blame for sudden anxiety symptoms.

You might also experience anxiety in response to a recent event or source of stress. In either case, your provider will spend time with you to identify the source of your discomfort and guide you through the appropriate treatment.

While an urgent care provider cannot prescribe medication to control your anxiety, the team can refer you to a specialist or advise you on treatment options. Patient education, including targeted handouts and other literature, can help you clarify the initial steps towards a more balanced and healthy state.

To learn more, schedule a visit at Cermak Immediate Care for a diagnostic exam and to begin the process of feeling more stable and calm.