A sudden episode of fear which is intense triggering severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or obvious reason is called panic attack. This condition includes feelings of fainting, losing control, and intense fear of death. There are few of things you have to know if such situation appears as you have to know all the details of it and understand it well so that you can prevent it. The most common triggers are:
- The people who suffer from this condition are usually hypertensive and are excessively aware of everything that surrounds them including normal body sensations. If there is some unusual sensation like pain or ache, these people’s brain sends signals that there is something not right. For that reason, treating hypersensitivity should be the first thing to treat.
- Another cause of panic attack is hyperventilation, or breathing too quickly and too deeply. The symptoms of this condition include: heartbeat, tingling sensation on the extremities, and lightheadedness.
- Anxiety or the fear of panic attack can also lead to this condition, thus it is significant for the person to recognize that fear and eliminate it before leading to further complications.
These are only triggers, not symptoms.
Panic attack detection
These are the symptoms which are characteristic in this condition;
- Chest pain;
- Choking sensation;
- Profuse sweating;
- Shortness of breath;
How to prevent it?
- Slow, deep breathing – first try controlling your breathing, try slow breaths while fighting the need to breathe fast. This breathing technique should be performed when people with chronic panic attack feel even the mildest sign of panic.
- Visit a medical specialist – (s)he will diagnose the condition, determining which therapy you’ll need, including medications, natural remedies, and supplements. Recognizing the condition in early stages is very important so that any further complications can be prevented.
- Working out – moderate physical activities are recommended to prevent hyperventilation. The human body secrets chemicals that have similar properties as the anti-anxiety medications during exercise. Before any regimen is started, consult a doctor as you’ll be prescribed with exercises that have calming effects.
- Relaxation techniques – there are many techniques and methods for relaxation that can reduce panic attacks, relieving the body from the feeling of impending doom, a phenomenon felt by people who have chronic anxiety disorders. These include: Yoga (which incorporates muscle relaxation techniques and deep breathing exercises), application of distraction methods in case of panic attacks, progressive muscle relaxation (which releases the body tension caused by stress).
These techniques won’t be able to help you prevent the attacks, but their implementation in your daily routines will significantly reduce their influence over time.