Anxiety Disorders/Anxiety and cold hands

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Hello.

I have had a generalized anxiety disorder for most of my life. I'm a 39 year old female. I particularly worry about health concerns. Recently I have been quite worried.

I have noticed that my finger tips and toes are quite often cold. And are very sensitive to cold. Is this a symptom of anxiety?

Thank you, Jami from Canada.

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Dear Jami,

Anxiety can express itself in many form. The most common source of anxiety is pre-diabetic insulin resistance, where the body lacks the biological energy (ATP) to manufacture feel-good neurotransmitters from its precursors in food. I suggest you read:

Beating Anxiety and Phobias
         http://www.hpoglycemia.asn.au/2011/beating-anxiety-and-phobias/

Hypochondria and Hypoglycemia
  http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/hypochondria-and-hypoglycemia/

The adoption of the hypoglycemic diet (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/the-hypoglycemic-diet/)  is the first step in treatment.

Please discuss his with your doctor if you wish to do so.

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Jurriaan Plesman BA (Psych) Post Grad Dip Clin Nutrition
Editor of the Hypoglycemic Association of Australia
http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au
Skype:jurplesman
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Jurriaan Plesman, Nutritional Psychotherapist

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I have a degree in Psychology from the Sydney University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition. I am also the author of “GETTING OFF THE HOOK” which deals with the nutritional and psychological treatment of personality disorders. It is freely available on the internet at Google Book Search. I am interested in the relationship between nutrition and behaviour, and as a Probation ans Parole Officer facilitated groups for offenders, many of whom were alcoholics and drug addicts, sex offenders or compulsive gamblers, as well as the whole gamut of “personality disorders”. I am also the ex-editor of the Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia Newsletter, a quarterly publication dealing with hypoglycemia and related health problems. Its web site, together with a shortened course of PSYCHOTHERAPY can be visited at: http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au

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Nutritional Psychotherapist

Organizations
The Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia

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My articles can be found at: https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1M3x0ciu21Q8-KJO3tcIuxE-Mn97OIxCKzuhHDY8umrU#id.m9k24s-yjf9sc

Education/Credentials
BA(Psych) Sydney University, Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr (International Academy of Nutrition)

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