Anxiety is a normal emotion that everybody experiences from time to time. All of us experience feelings of nervousness in response to stressful situations, but anxiety disorders are characterised by symptoms that are frequent or severe.
Characteristics of anxiety disorders include:
Treatment for anxiety disorders usually involves a combination of medication and talking therapy.
Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health conditions that cause frequent and overwhelming anxiety.
The causes of anxiety vary and will be unique to each individual’s experiences.
Anxiety may be triggered by:
People who have close relatives with an anxiety disorder are also more likely to develop one, but it is not known if this is due to genetics or the environment.
The symptoms of anxiety vary from person to person, but can include:
Anxiety is usually treated through a combination of medication and counselling.
Cognitive behavioural therapy, or CBT, is a talking therapy that involves identifying and responding to triggers in a constructive way.
It often takes several sessions before there is a noticeable improvement in symptoms, but is regarded as one of the best ways to deal with some anxiety disorders, such as Generalised Anxiety Disorder.
You can book CBT through the NHS by either referring yourself, or by asking your GP for a therapist referral. You may also receive therapy privately.
There are many different medications that can treat anxiety.
Beta-blockers block the effects of adrenaline, the hormone most known for triggering the fight-or-flight response which causes an increased heart rate and leads to other symptoms of anxiety, such as facial flushing and sweating.
You can purchase the beta-blocker Propranolol online from 121doc. It can be taken daily or as-needed, depending on your condition. Your doctor will decide on the appropriate regimen for you.
In addition to maintaining your physical health by eating well, getting enough sleep and being physically active you can also engage in:
You can purchase situational anxiety treatment online from 121doc if you have been diagnosed with anxiety. To order, you will need to complete an online consultation to ensure that the treatment is right for you. If your consultation is approved, our doctors will issue a prescription to our pharmacy, and it will be sent to you with nominated or next-day delivery.
Our consultations include general questions about your health (e.g. blood pressure levels, current and past conditions), as well as specific questions related to your selected treatment. We will also request relevant personal information to complete payment and delivery.
All questions are necessary, and your answers and details will not be shared with any third-parties. Only our doctors have access to your medical information.
It is a legal and medical requirement that a doctor first reviews all completed consultations. We have a team of in-house doctors and specialists who will ensure your selected treatment is safe for your use. All information is stored securely and confidentially.
Please note, we do not guarantee that our doctors will approve treatment.
Your consultation will be sent directly to our medical team, where it will be reviewed by one of our doctors.
If your chosen treatment is deemed suitable for your use, they will issue a prescription. Your prescription is then forwarded to our pharmacy, where your medication will be dispensed and dispatched for courier delivery.
Yes. All 121doc orders include a medical consultation, a prescription and next-day delivery. There are no additional costs. We believe in providing a safe and easy-to-use service.
Yes. However, certain medications may negatively interact with each other. Our doctors may not approve your order on this basis.
You can place multiple items in one basket, and complete a consultation for all.
If you wish to place a second order for a different medication, you will have to complete a separate consultation.
We offer several delivery options:
All these options can be tracked and require a signature on delivery. If you are not available, a friend or relative can sign in your place.
None of these options will incur an additional charge.
To ensure you are purchasing from a reputable company, you should look to see their country’s regulatory bodies verify them.
In the UK, this is the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).Certificates can be viewed here.
Some treatments also offer the 'Advise Me' function. You will be asked questions about your lifestyle and needs, plus medical questions. You will then be presented with the advice of our doctors.
Our patients’ privacy is of utmost importance. All your medical information is securely stored and only viewed by our doctors. We do not share your details with third-parties. We are also regularly inspected by various UK regulatory agencies, such as the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
All orders will only show on invoices, bank statements, etc. as ‘HHC Ltd’.