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Anxiety Specialist

Vivifica Ketamine and IV Hydration Center

Ketamine Infusion Clinic & IV Therapy located in Hoffman Estates, IL

Anxiety disorders are one of the most common behavioral issues, affecting more than 40 million Americans. If you regularly experience feelings of panic or dread, and they affect your quality of life, it’s vital to seek professional help. At Vivifica Ketamine and IV Hydration Center, board-certified anesthesiologist Syeda Madani, DO, develops holistic treatment plans to relieve anxiety and encourage optimal well-being. To make an appointment in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, call the office or click the online booking feature today.

Anxiety Q&A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety refers to persistent feelings of worry or fear. All people experience anxiety occasionally, but if your symptoms occur regularly or keep you from work and other activities, it’s time to take action. Thanks to breakthroughs in treatment, it’s possible to relieve uncomfortable symptoms and help you feel better.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

Symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Feeling nervous or tense
  • Having an increased heart rate
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Shaking
  • Having difficulty sleeping
  • Avoiding things that trigger your symptoms
  • Breathing rapidly
  • Having a sense of dread or impending doom

For some people, anxiety also triggers gastrointestinal symptoms, like diarrhea and nausea.

When should I get professional help for anxiety?

Make an appointment with Dr. Madani if you regularly experience anxiety and it:

  • Affects your relationships
  • Interferes with your ability to work
  • Occurs alongside physical symptoms, like an upset stomach
  • Causes you to drink alcohol or use substances more frequently

You should also make an appointment with Dr. Madani if your anxiety causes you to experience suicidal thoughts or behaviors.

What causes anxiety?

Experts aren’t entirely sure what causes anxiety, but several factors may contribute, including life experiences and genetics. Certain medical conditions can also trigger feelings of anxiety, including heart disease, diabetes, and thyroid issues.

How is anxiety treated?

Dr. Madani uses ketamine infusion therapy to treat anxiety. Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that helps increase the activity of the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate in your brain.

Scientists don’t understand the exact mechanisms of how ketamine works, but it may regenerate damaged synapses in the brain associated with mood disorders and certain types of chronic pain.

Dr. Madani administers ketamine therapy intravenously. That lets the medication bypass your digestive system, allowing for increased uptake by your cells. This unique process provides improved treatment outcomes and, in some cases, instant relief.

Dr. Madani can even travel to your psychotherapist and provide ketamine infusion during your counseling sessions.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments you need depends on various factors, including the severity of your symptoms and their effect on your life. Dr. Madani usually recommends a series of five to six treatments over three weeks. 

To receive treatment for anxiety, make an appointment at Vivifica Ketamine and IV Hydration Center by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.