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It can be hard to know if you suffer from anxiety. So many things in our lives can prevent us from being properly diagnosed, whether it’s the belief that we’re fine, being used to the symptoms associated or being hesitant to seek any sort of help. EzCare Clinic can help you regain control from your anxiety with a variety of options for recovery. It can be overwhelming living with anxiety, but assistance from others who know how to treat it can be a great help. Having anxiety can be a strange and uncomfortable thing, but knowing the signs and symptoms of anxiety can help you better understand what you have and how to treat it.

What Are the Symptoms of Anxiety?

There are a variety of different anxiety symptoms. Due to possible overlap and similarities among traits, it is not unlikely for someone to have more than a few of these at a time.

Restlessness

While common in children and teens who have anxiety, adults can also suffer from restlessness. It’s not a definitive sign of anxiety, but it does count as a common symptom. If you find yourself being restless, it means you do not want to be still much of the time; this can include having feelings of needing to be in constant movement.

Irrational Fear

If you find yourself stressed out because of anxiety, it’s possible that you can develop irrational fear, or that the irrational fear is part of what makes you stressed. What makes irrational fear different from, say, traditional fear, is that you can find yourself in fear of things that, usually, do not cause the same level of concern in others. While these fears can be phobia specific, they can also be more general. Some fears might be associated with other symptoms, such as the fear of one’s next panic attack or that someone is out to get them.

Fatigue/Tiredness

Being tired may not be as strongly associated with anxiety as other symptoms, but it definitely counts as one. Someone with anxiety can suffer from fatigue regularly; it can be the result of another symptom, as well. Fatigue alone cannot classify someone as having anxiety, and it is doubtful that this fatigue alone would have someone claim they have anxiety.

Insomnia

It should be no surprise that having trouble sleeping is a well-known symptom related to anxiety. Being restless and fearful all the time can keep you up, and you might find yourself developing insomnia. This can get in the way of your daily activities as well, which can cause your work or relationships to suffer. If you had insomnia as a child, your risk for anxiety could be higher.

Worry

Being worried is nothing new, and is a very normal part of our lives. That said, if you have anxiety, you might find yourself worrying more extremely than most. Things that you could ignore or would not usually bother you are now causing you to be overly concerned. Excessive worry is a significant sign of anxiety, so consult a medical professional if you feel it is interfering with your daily life.

Lack of Concentration

You can have trouble concentrating on things if your mind is all over the place and your body is acting stressed or fidgety. Combined with other possible symptoms, one’s concentration will suffer and result in disruption of their daily lives. This lack of concentration can also result in other symptoms, as well, such as agitation and restlessness.

Panic Attacks

Sometimes known as anxiety attacks, this is when your heart starts to race, and your palms start to sweat in an irregular matter. Your body goes into a fight-or-flight state, even if there’s no actual danger present; like having irrational fear, much of the cause for a panic attack is mental. While the length of a panic attack can last for several minutes, it ultimately varies.

Agitation

If you have a combination of concern, attacks, fatigue, and restlessness, you are likely to become agitated. This means you can get easily frustrated, overwhelmed, and uneasy, all of which can be the result of anxiety.

Paranoia

Anxiety can also lead to you being paranoid, which can lead to irrational fear and panic attacks, as well as paranoia about another attack. Paranoia can also relate to you being excessively worried about others in your life, whether harm will come to them, or that someone is out to get you and your loved ones.

Sickness

All of the previously mentioned signs and symptoms of anxiety can also lead to one feeling physically ill. This can mean to you having a headache or an ill stomach, or just feeling generally low on energy.

What Are the Different Types of Anxiety?

What Are The Different Types Of Anxiety

Along with the signs associated with anxiety, there also exist different types of anxiety disorders. Your unique circumstances and situations will determine the disorder type you have; some of these are more common than others.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

The most common of anxiety disorders, this is what people tend to refer to when they talk about having anxiety. Having generalized anxiety disorder means having the most common of signs, such as paranoia, frustration, worry, and fear.

Panic Disorder

This is when panic/anxiety attacks are your prime source of anxiety; physical symptoms include increased heartbeat, intense sweating, trembling, and shortness of breath. Having a panic disorder means being in fear of the next attack and avoiding places and events that could induce an attack. All of this can make the person more resistant to engagement, and may even prevent them from seeking proper help.

Agoraphobia

One of the most common anxiety disorders and phobias, agoraphobia is also well-known as social anxiety disorder. Agoraphobia is when crowds and public spaces cause anxiety, and it’s something you might try to avoid at all costs. This can include a party full of people or public transportation, where there is a lot of foot traffic. There’s also the fear of embarrassment and entrapment that can contribute to the phobia.

Phobia Specific

This is when a very specific thing causes your anxiety. While agoraphobia relates to social environments, some phobias are even more specific than that, such as a fear of snakes, spiders, flying, and of course, clowns. Unsurprisingly, an anxiety attack can occur from encountering something one has a phobia for.

Separation Anxiety Disorder

The fear of losing someone close to you, not wanting to be apart from someone, and extreme concern for what may happen to someone if you are not with them are all related to separation anxiety disorder. While more common in young children, adults are not immune to having this specific disorder.

Where Can I Get Evaluated for Anxiety?

If you suffer from any of the mentioned signs or symptoms for over six months, you should get in touch with a medical professional. EzCare Clinic will be able to help you find the best recovery options suited to your unique needs, with the assistance of our certified and licensed physicians. You can make an appointment by calling us at (415) 966-0848 or visiting our webpage. Rid yourself of anxiety and make your appointment today!

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Understanding Amino Acids

Your body is made up of many different components, all of which work to help you have the healthiest body possible. Various parts work in conjunction with one another to provide you with helpful blood cells and hormones that keep you functioning properly. Many of these things that make up your immune and nervous system combine and change their functions to make sure everything in the human body is working as intended.

Among the many different systems in the body, amino acids are major compounds that have their hand in nearly everything that goes on. They help the body form proteins, which means allowing the body to grow, heal, and break down food. This also means amino acids can break down and serve as energy.

Amino acids come in three categories: essential, nonessential, and conditional. Essential amino acids have to come from food; nonessential amino acids do not have to come from food, meaning our bodies can produce them. Conditional amino acids tend to only come in handy if our body needs it, such as when we are ill. Having a healthy variety in your diet contributes to this balance of amino acids. There are also different ways to make sure you get the right kind of protein, in case your diet does not feature certain food groups.

What Is L-Arginine?

What Is L-Arginine

Arginine, also known as L-arginine, is an a-amino acid that can be found in most food and can be synthesized within the body. It can be classified as both essential and conditional, as arginine can be supplied by the foods we eat, supplements taken, and within our bodies. How we get arginine and in what quantities varies; some people have no problems getting arginine or don’t need more, while others need it for growth purposes, or may have a very rare deficiency.

Most people who get arginine will have it in them already just from their regular diet. It’s not uncommon in the slightest and helps widen and relax your blood vessels by helping create nitric oxide. In addition to that, arginine also helps the body heal its wounds, which is part of what makes it a semi-essential amino acid. It can also help you with your immune system, which means it will keep you healthy in a regular capacity.

Even though arginine is easily gained from the body and the foods we eat, it can also be taken as a supplement. This makes sense if you are low on arginine for whatever reason, but it if you want or need more, it can be helpful. However, it is important to know that taking in more arginine in supplement form can cause side-effects, such as an upset stomach. However, these side-effects are unlikely if you try to get more arginine via food.

Since adults tend to get arginine from the foods they eat, you want to make sure you get certain foods in your diet. These include meats like turkey, chicken, and pork; you can also eat soybeans and peanuts, along with dairy products. No matter your diet, you should be able to get enough arginine in your diet with the variety of foods that provide it.

What Does L-Arginine Do Sexually

Among the benefits of increased arginine is improving the sexual health of men with erectile dysfunction. While not a hard science, it has been said and proven to different degrees that arginine can help those with ED. Ideally, since arginine helps widen the blood vessels, it allows for better blood flow throughout the body. Better and healthier blood flow through the arteries means more blood flow to the penis, thus better chance at having a healthy and normal erection.

That said, arginine on its own does not necessarily improve erectile dysfunction completely. It does keep you healthy and promote blood flow, but no concrete scientific evidence proves it will fully cure you of ED. However, there are some combinations with arginine that do help.

If your ED is not too severe, you can combine an arginine supplement with yohimbine hydrochloride. A more potent mix is arginine and Pycnogenol, which is a supplement made from pine tree bark (Pycnogenol is the registered trademarked name). A study demonstrated improvement in the erections of men ranging several ages; the combination of the two supplements also did not cause side-effects common in ED medication. If you are looking for proper evaluation and treatment for erectile dysfunction, click here.

L-Arginine Benefits

L-Arginine Benefits

Due to its nature as an amino acid, arginine can do a lot more for the body then you might think

Keeps You Young

Arginine can help ward off premature aging since it increases the release of HGH from the pituitary gland. HGH is the human growth hormone and is also known as an anti-aging hormone.  

Heart Health

Arginine improves blood circulation, helps prevent atherosclerosis, boost nitric oxide levels, prevents abnormal blood clotting, reverses coronary heart disease, lowers high blood pressure, reduces the chance of stroke, protects against heart attacks, and improves heart failure.

Digestive Health

Arginine decreases the incidence of gallstones, reduces constipation, alleviates ulcerative colitis, improves irritable bowel syndrome, and reduces ulcers.

Immune System Health

Arginine helps to prevent bacterial & viral diseases, blocks the formation of some cancers, counteracts inflammation, accelerates the ability of the immune system to recover from surgery, and boosts the immune system in general to more youthful levels.

Metabolism

Arginine lowers cholesterol levels, reduces insulin resistance, improves and may prevent diabetes, improves asthma, detoxifies the liver, alleviates cirrhosis, and helps with weight loss.

Nervous System Health

Arginine improves memory and cognitive function and helps ward off Alzheimer’s.

Musculoskeletal System Health

Arginine helps fractures heal faster, facilitates muscle growth, improves muscle strength and performance, and prevents osteoporosis.  

Skin and Hair

Arginine helps to prevent or reduce male pattern baldness, improves skin and helps wounds heal faster.

Whether as a supplement or from the foods you eat, arginine is an important element in our bodies. If you feel like you could benefit from more arginine, get in touch with EzCare Clinic. Our licensed doctors can help you find the best solutions for whatever your unique medical needs may be. Give us a call at (415) 966-0848, 7 days a week from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, or visit our webpage to schedule your appointment today.


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Are you looking for a fun, loving, companion who is smart and loyal? Then you would be interested in our four-legged friend named the Bernedoodle. These dogs, also known as the Bernese Mountain Poo, is a combination of the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Poodle. Though it is not known when or why people began breeding these hybrids, what is known is that they were automatically loved by dog lovers everywhere.

Bernedoodle Appearance

Bernedoodles can be bred to produce various sizes of the breed. The primary breeding process includes all sizes of Poodles, as well as all sizes of Bernese. Sherry Rupke claims to be one of the first breeders of the Bernedoodle. Her kennel, SwissRidge Kennels, bred the first litter in 2003 of two Bernadodles. Rupke later added the Australian Labradoodle to her breed line. When looking at the appearance of the Bernedoodles, there are two main categories the hybrid breed falls under:

  • F1b puppies- the first generation cross of the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Poodle. F1b puppies are likely to be light shedders and suitable pets for people suffering from allergies to dogs.
  • F2 puppies-are the second generation of the F1 Bernedoodles crossed with another F1 Bernedoodle (It is important to note that F1 puppies have more attractive coats than F2 puppies; therefore,
    F1 Bernedoodles are more expensive and sought after)

The coats of a Bernedoodle can be solid or can have 2 to 3 different colors. These colors can include black, white, brown, and a mixture of all three colors. The most popular coloration of the Bernedoodle resembles the Bernese Mountain Dog. This breed can have a curly coat that has the texture of a poodle, or it can follow the Bernese’s genetic makeup. The weight of a Bernedoodle falls between 10 to 90 pounds depending on which parent the puppy takes after the most and their height ranges between 12 to 29 inches. These dogs have a solid build and have a well-formed body structure that reflects agility and strength.

Bernedoodle Character/Temperament

Bernedoodle Character Temperament

The Bernedoodle exhibits a laid-back personality, with a loving and loyal nature. They can be affectionate dogs, who tend to form strong bonds with their families and are usually suitable for
children. This breed is happiest with they are doted on and receive consistent affection from their owners as well as appropriate one on one time with their master. Bernedodles are often described as being gentle, active, smart, loyal and loving in homes that are frequently spending quality time with their pets.

Bernedoodle Health/Care

The lifespan of a Bernedoodle range anywhere from 12 to 15 years. A well-balanced diet will play a huge role in your dog’s health. When choosing a dog food formula for your Bernedoodle, make sure it has the right amount of vitamins and nutrients for your dog’s size. Smaller dogs have different nutritional requirements than larger breeds. Many pet owners make the mistake of feeding small dogs a large dog’s formula or vice versa. This mistake can create health problems for your dog later in life. Overall, a Bernedoodle is a healthy dog breed. Though they are not pure-bred dogs, they have a larger gene pool typically making them more robust than pure-breeds. However, this does not exclude them from certain health conditions that could arise on an individual basis.
Some common health problems that may arise in the Bernedoodle:

  • Hip dysplasia
  • Eye problems
  • Skin issues
  • Elbow dysplasia

(It is also important to note that the F1b Bernedoodle has a higher risk of developing digestive or immune system disease because of the higher quantity of Poodle genes.) The Bernese parent can pass down problems with bones as well. Grooming a Bernedoodle is not complicated. Since Bernedoodle’s have hair and not fur, shedding is almost non-existent. However, they will need brushing regularly to prevent their hair from matting. Trimming a Bernedoodle every so often weeks will ensure their coats stay in good condition. Trips to a professional groomer should be scheduled at least every couple of months to keep their coats looking beautiful and healthy.

Caring for the Bernedoodle will also require an appropriate amount of daily exercise. Though they are a moderately active hybrid breed, Bernedoodles enjoy brisk walks, hiking, jogging with their owners, and any activity that promotes movement and interaction with their owners. These dogs do not need intense exercise, which makes them good dogs for seniors. To keep a Bernedoodle fit, one merely must spend time outdoors moving with them creating a positive outcome for both the dog and the owner.

Bernedoodle Training/Obedience

Bernedoodle TrainingIt is essential to train your Bernedoodle to ensure they exhibit their best behavior. All dogs need guidance and Bernedoodles are no exception to the rule. A well-trained dog is a well-behaved dog.

Training this breed should begin at an early age since puppies are often stubborn and resist training early on, but this typically passes quickly. Socialization and exercise will help your Bernedoodle settle into home life at a much quicker and relaxed pace. This breed can be easy to train if the owner does their homework and finds engaging activities for their Bernedoodle. Training can be fun for the owner and the dog if the right events are planned and carried out.
Here are a few fun training activities that will benefit your Bernedoodle:

  • Fetch
  • Long walks
  • Obstacle courses

No matter what activity or course of training you plan for your Bernedoodle, you can rest assured they will love every minute of it and the time they get to spend with you. Not only that, but Bernedoodles can make a great emotional support animal.

If you would like to see if you qualify for an emotional support animal letter for your pet, give EZCare Clinic a call at (415) 966-0848, 7 days a week, anytime between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm PST. You can also visit us online to schedule an appointment in-person or via telehealth with one of our licensed physicians.

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