Anxiety Specialist

Joel Juarez-Uribe, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Cardiology Medical Clinic of Chula Vista

Joel Juarez-Uribe, MD

Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in Chula Vista, CA

Having an anxiety disorder can affect your quality of life and make you not want to experience life’s joys. Dr. Juarez-Uribe at Cardiology Medical Clinic of Chula Vista in Chula Vista, California, can help you find solutions and possible treatments that work for you. He works with patients to create a customized treatment plan to make you feel comfortable and gain the ability to manage your anxiety. Call the clinic or schedule an appointment online today to learn how Dr. Juarez-Uribe can help you.

Anxiety Q & A

What is an anxiety disorder?

An anxiety disorder can cause stress and distress that makes it difficult to perform daily tasks and live your life free of worry. For most people being temporarily stressed happens once in a while, but when you have an anxiety disorder it can be disabling. There are different anxiety orders, such as:

  • Panic disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Phobias
  • Anxiety disorder

If you think you might have an anxiety disorder it’s important to talk to Dr. Juarez-Uribe to learn ways you can manage and find solutions for your symptoms. Symptoms of anxiety disorders may include:

  • Panic
  • Sleep problems
  • Inability to stay calm
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart palpitations
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Tense muscles
  • Fear
  • Uneasiness

An anxiety disorder is a mental illness that can significantly impact your quality of life.

How are anxiety disorders diagnosed?

During your visit, Dr. Juarez-Uribe will conduct laboratory tests to see if other factors could be contributing toward your symptoms. If there isn’t evidence of other medical irregularities, Dr. Juarez-Uribe will look into the severity of your symptoms and how they’re affecting your life. If necessary, he will refer you to a mental health specialist or psychiatrist.

What are the treatment options for me?

Dr. Juarez-Uribe could prescribe a variety of different treatments that can help alleviate your symptoms. Medication like antidepressants can help some patients feel calmer. Psychotherapy is another treatment that can help you deal with managing your symptoms. Therapy can be a great option for many people who find their anxiety to be overwhelming. Dr. Juarez-Uribe can help you find the right treatments for you.

There are simple steps you can try to reduce the flare-up in symptoms:

  • Decrease caffeine intake
  • Increase daily physical activity
  • A breathing technique before bed can help you sleep at night

You can also ask Dr. Juarez-Uribe or your pharmacist about current medications you may be taking, because they may be contributing toward your anxiety levels.

Anxiety can be difficult to manage but you’re not alone. Dr. Juarez-Uribe and the staff at Cardiology Medical Clinic of Chula Vista are here to work with you to find the right solutions to manage your anxiety. Call the clinic or schedule an appointment online today to finally find some relief.