What Is Voltaren?
Let's first define what Voltaren is. Voltaren is a medication containing diclofenac, an NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug), and it is a non-inflamatory. Diclofenac is used commonly for inflammatory joint disease, such as rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.1 NSAIDs reduce substances in the body that cause pain and inflammation. 2 Diclofenac is classified as a COX-2 inhibitor, which specifically targets an enzyme involved in pain. There are side effects to taking NSAIDs orally, so topical preparations have been developed for site-specific application that delivers more of the medicine to an affected area while decreasing absorption into the rest of the body. It is more of a surgical strike of sorts.
With this strategy, the pharmaceutical industries are constantly trying to improve absorption, while increasing pain relief and decreasing the chances of side effects from systemic absorption.
What is Voltaren used for?
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Treatment for General Anxiety Disorder
The definition of general anxiety disorder, “GAD,” is an exaggerated state of persistent worrying that is uncontrollable and impairing, occurring more than 50% of the time over at least 6 months. It is often accompanied by distress, apprehension, mood irritability and even physical manifestations, such as fatigue and muscular tension.1
There is evidence that the biochemistry of the brain is heavily involved, including neurotransmitters.2,3
Treatment for GAD involves identifying and addressing the following:
Developmental and personality factors
Genetic factors are already done and can’t really be undone. However, identifying a family history will help identify other co-morbidities that will affect treatment. For example, if a major depression figures prominently in a parent, clues to the same, well-hidden before learning the f ...