Tips and tricks on how to overcome panic attacks.
Anyone who has ever had a panic attack will tell you, they are no joke. They come on out of nowhere, and can include symptoms like shaking, chills, nausea, dizziness, choking feelings, tightness in your throat, and the inability to breath or hyperventilation.
Many people who experience panic attacks say they feel like a heart attack, but the moral of the story is that you feel like you are dying, when in reality you are experiencing acute anxiety for a period of 10-10 minutes (normally).
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Panic attacks aren’t life threatening, although they often feel like they are. There is no known cause, although people who are going through big life changes such as divorce, marriage, or a new baby are more susceptible, as well as people who are prone to stress-related issues like depression or PTSD. While there is no known cure, if you are experiencing panic attacks you should absolutely consult your doctor, or the symptoms can get worse. Panic attacks can be linked to certain diseases and thyroid disorders, so its always good to have as much information as possible about your own situation. If it turns our your panic attacks are induced by stress, there are several things you can try and do on your own to alleviate the issues. Here are a few:
Stay away from caffeine and other stimulants, or at least limit them as much as possible, for obvious reasons.
Get more exercise, since exercise is one of the best ways to relieve stress naturally.
Be mindful of your sleep patterns, and make sure you get the right amount of sleep for your own needs every night.
Try meditation, or breathing exercises, or yoga. Anything that you can use as a natural stress reliever is worth a shot.
Eat healthier foods. There are tons of chemicals in processed food that can add to your stress levels and disrupt your hormones. The more natural foods you eat the better equipped you will be to handle things like panic attacks when they come on.
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