Natural ways to control OCD

By:Namrata Dutta, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Apr 08, 2016

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Obsessive compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder that should not be left untreated. People suffering from OCD are invaded with thoughts that cause anxiety, worry, fear and obsession. They usually don’t have any control over their actions, they insist on doing certain activities over and over again even when advised otherwise. With certain measures taken, OCD and some of its symptoms it can be controlled to an extent.
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    Eating nutritional foods

    Food that can help reduce the anxiety and stress should be included in daily meals. Food that is rich in magnesium, essential fatty acids, Omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamins C, B12 and D, carbohydrates will help stabilize blood sugar level, which in turn will have relaxing effects on the body and mind.

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    Right eating habits

    Eating on time, eating in right quantity can impede OCD and its symptoms to a degree. Instead of having 3 big meals, a person suffering from OCD should go for smaller meals at regular intervals. Additionally, one should not eat in stress or anger, it should be chewed properly. Eating in right manner can help people with OCD get relief from few symptoms.

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    Avoid caffeine

    Caffeine can turn matter worse as it intensify the symptoms of OCD. A person with OCD should always opt for non caffeinated drinks.

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    No alcohol intake

    There will be times alcohol might look like the option to ease the stress and anxiety and it may provide relief from the stress related symptoms of OCD but that won’t be permanent.

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    Stop Using Nicotine

    Same as above, nicotine will provide temporary from stress (one of the most common symptoms OCD) but again, it the relief would not last longer and is not permanent.

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