Panic Attacks - Little Known Facts Regarding The Symptoms People May Experience


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Worldwide, panic attacks are becoming epidemic and people need to know what symptoms to look for in order to deal with this life affecting issue. Most of the time, people that suffer from panic attacks will have physical and mental maladies. The symptoms related to panic disorders are often psychological in nature opposed to a physical malady.

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Panic Attacks - Little Known Facts Regarding The Symptoms People May Experience

  1. 1. easy ways to understand panic Panic attacks afflict a lot of people throughout the world, and by simply understanding their symptoms many of them could learn to cope with the attacks. If you do suffer from panic attacks on a regular basis, you may notice that you will have physical and mental issues. However, the underlying cause for most of the symptoms of panic disorders are normally psychological. Altering your thought patterns, or the way that you think, is the first step in eliminating panic disorders from your life. Several symptoms of anxiety disorder will be presented in this article. Panic attacks - ever have one? It is common in today's very busy culture to become stressed in your day-to-day life. With the economy the way it is, along with the state of health and healthcare, it is certainly understandable. Here are a few of the more common symptoms that you may experience and that may be related to your panic attacks. Personality traits with each and every person usually originate from the time of childbirth. Anxiousness, along with its related component stress, are things that each and every person must learn to deal with in their lives. Some handle situations and come through with flying colors, while others become nervous wrecks. It is well-known that small events can actually trigger anxiety attacks. The following paragraphs will detail specific indicators that you should be aware of in regard to panic attacks and how to take care of them. Panic attacks is no respecter of age and can effect both genders. Some people know first hand what a panic attack can do and the other symptoms they can cause. Dealing with these symptoms can make a person uneasy and even frightened. A panic attack can actually appear out of no where, and are almost impossible to predict. Panic attacks are experienced by nearly three million people in the United States alone. While panic attacks are hard to predict we are going to be covering some of the symptoms that might mean a panic attack is on the way. You may be surprised to find out that most people will have a panic attack at least once in their lifetime. There are of course those people that don't stop at one and end up with many, which is really not good. Some panic attacks are so mild that you may not even have realized that you had an attack. Here we will be discussing some of the symptoms associated with panic attacks so you can help avoid them in the future. The main reasons people have panic attacks is because something is stressing them out to the point that your body reacts for you. One symptom that could be caused by lots of things is to have shoulder and neck pain. It is a good idea to think back to determine whether or not the physical pain was caused by a physical injury or if you have stress in your life. Panic and stress causes your body to tense up, and that tightens your muscles causing them to be in pain. Pain is the body's way of telling you to change what you're doing and start enjoying life a little more. It is simply easier to relax, and smile, than it is to be worked up all of the time causing your muscles to be stressed and tense. Different symptoms, experienced almost simultaneously, can be used to diagnose whether or not you are experiencing an anxiety attack. Have you ever had heart palpitations, or have it racing so badly that it scared you? Sometimes your heart be thumping so hard that you'll actually hear it in your ears. Although you are not having a heart attack, it might feel like it, even though you're simply scared out of your wits. Heart attacks, for your information, are typically experienced as a continuous pain that feels like your heart is being crushed. Comparatively speaking, panic attacks are much more prevalent in our society when compared to heart attacks, so this is not something
  2. 2. you should worry about. There are certain situations that can drive people to respond with abnormal fear or anxiety. These disturbing events have a technical name: phobias; they can be very detrimental to people that experience them regularly. Questions that people will ask in regard to phobias typically are in regard to their origins and why they occur. These types of phobias include being afraid of snakes, bugs, and extreme heights. Some things are more understandable than others, but it might be hard to understand why someone would fear walking on a sidewalk and fear stepping on a crack. Each situation will potentially affect a person that suffers from phobias in a different way, usually from mild to extreme in measure. There are people who have a phobia to meeting other people, which leads them to never leaving their own house. Panic attacks, and the types of phobias that we have discussed, usually should be dealt with quickly and effectively, usually with medical help. People who are in the middle of an attack, have the symptom of totally losing control, even to the point of going insane. These attacks are not something to be taken lightly and unless you have been through it, you will never realize how bad they can be. While everyone has to deal with stress every now and again, but an actual panic attack is a thousand times worse. Even though some people deal with this daily there are others that are only effected occasionally. You don't have to live with panic attacks at therapy and other treatments are available. One of the symptoms of a panic attack will be when you have a very sudden need to go to the bathroom. Have you ever seen a kid pee in his pants just because something scared them? Adults can have the same thing happen to them, and this is one symptom of a panic attack. You have probably noticed this yourself at a time you were in a stressful situation and then you suddenly had to pee really, really bad. This is not that tough to deal with when you are near a bathroom, but quite often these circumstances happen when you are away from home. You may have even known someone this has happened to when they were in an accident. It is common for many people that are experiencing a panic attack to feel as if they have been lifted out of their body. It is a dreamlike experience, something that does not fit a normal category of everyday life. Some believe that the mind is able to cope with stressful situations by creating the perception of another place and time. By doing this, the mind creates an attitude that is indifferent, which is helpful in such situations. Typically, if the event is very traumatic, it will be extremely surreal, making us question if it was genuine or something we experienced in the dream state. Panic attacks are sometimes extremely hard to deal with, but by doing simple relaxation techniques, we can overcome anxiety filled moments with ease. Shortness of breath is another symptom often associated with having a panic attack. When you can't breathe, you will stress and panic even more, making your anxiety attack grow exponentially. Those of you that have experienced not being able to breathe are well aware of how this feels. So as you continue to struggle to breathe, you will continue to be filled with fear and anxiety. Breathing slowly, and consistently, is your first step toward stopping your panic attack from occurring. Human beings all need to breathe, and knowing how to do so properly during a panic attack is an excellent skill to master. Stressful circumstances, along with the anxiety of the situation, may cause some people to get migraines or headaches as a result. Tension headaches are often caused by this type of situation.
  3. 3. Compression of the skull is a typical description of how these headaches feel after experiencing a stressful situation. Emotions of anxiety and stress can actually make your headache more intense, but cannot cause something like a migraine to acutally happen. Those that do a lot of reading, whether for work or leisure, are usually the ones that experience these painful headaches which can also be modified by their emotional state. Dealing with panic situations can always be made better by learning techniques of relaxation. You will find that a lot of people will report that they feel like they are choking when a panic attack hits. To make it even worse these panic attacks can last between 15 minutes to half an hour or even longer. The stress that you feel when you think your choking, but your really not can end up making your panic attack even worse. I can not imagine what it is like to go through this day after day, but can you even imagine what it must feel like the first time it happens with no warning? When someone is having rapid breathing, otherwise known as hyperventilation, this is a panic attack symptom. You may find that some people when having a panic attack, can't seem to breathe at all. Rapid breathing causes low levels of carbon dioxide in the blood, and can be a result of panic or something else medical. Now look at this for a minute, panic attack leads to rapid breathing and rapid breathing leads to panic attacks, do you see how this can go on for a long time? If you find yourself having a panic attack and you begin to hyperventilate try to calm yourself and get your breathing under control. Meditation and deep breathing exercises will allow you to focus and calm down. Another symptom that is often reported with panic attacks is feeling chills and also hot flashes. The body has a nervous system and there are nerve endings all over the body. Essentially, panic attacks eliminate electrical communication to the brain from the nervous system. So if you feel flushed, or chilled to the bone, this is your body reacting to the stressful situation. Sometimes people believe that they have a cold, yet in reality, they are suffering from anxiety or panic attacks. Often times, panic attacks are the result of your mind perceiving something that is not true or unreal. Many people will be able to identify with the fact that they are having a panic attack if they sweat excessively during a fearful moment. This type of sweating can be very embarrassing, especially if you are interacting with a group of friends or colleagues at the place where you work. Usually, it is pretty easy to tell the difference between sweating for no reason and sweating because you have been on a treadmill for one hour. This excessive sweating can actually occur while relaxing in a lounge chair for seemingly no reason at all. If this has ever happened to you, you know how embarrassing these situations are and how you never want them to happen again. A common trait that most people describe when having a panic attack is that your fingers and hands may become numb. Physical reactions to mental stress are very common including the aforementioned symptoms. Bloodflow is another issue to consider, specifically if it is interrupted for any period of time. Feeling stressed is definitely a precursor to improper blood flow which can cause a tingling and numbness in your hands and feet. The adverse reactions that your body has at times may be directly related to stress. Although numbness in your fingers may be related to something like carpal tunnel syndrome, it may also be the result of a panic attack. You may even suffer from
  4. 4. images and other thoughts in your head that you don't want to think about. These thoughts are normally bad thoughts and you have absolutely no control over them. Some of these thoughts will start off as a simple concern you may have and then they begin to manifest fears from those concerns. These thoughts don't turn out happy as you mind can end up manifesting what ever you fear the most. And to top it all off it can also just keep repeating the same thing over and over. Stress and anxiety throw off your whole body system. You may find that you are having a hard time digesting your food. Stress and anxiety can also cause bloating which in turn will lead to abdominal discomfort. The panic level your experiencing can actually grow when you end up getting physically ill from the panic. I am sure you will agree that when you have symptoms like this you are miserable. These symptoms can also end up raising your stress level, which in turn causes more panic. And now you know all the things that stress can do and why you should avoid any king of stress. Sometimes panic attacks are as simple as a misperception that you have which causes you to be afraid of something that has either not happened or is yet to come. Your anxiety is then fed by your overzealous fear and panic. So, to get a hold of your panic attacks, take care of the phobias that you have. Any of these symptoms alone, without anything else, doesn't necessarily mean that much. Panic attacks are usually associated with multiple symptoms happening concurrently and not at separate times. Panic attacks can be fairly minor, or they can be quite severe. It is possible that, if you experience multiple symptoms on a regular basis, anxiety attacks may be what you are having. Learning about the symptoms of having an attack, can help you to avoiding one. Regardless of whether or not you have experienced a panic attack, know right now that they are real. People that hike may experience a wild creature that may put them directly into panic attack mode. To minimalize the probability of having a panic attack, get a hold of your anxieties and learn to control them. Again if you have never had to deal with a panic attack I think you will now agree that you can't even imagine it. Normal everyday stress is hard enough to deal with but when this stress causes panic attacks it is almost unbearable. These are only a few of the symptoms of panic attacks, there are still many more. Don't forget that there are ways for you to treat and even get rid of your panic attacks and one of those ways is to talk to a therapist or going to a doctor to see if there is a medication that can help you. The amount of stress in peoples lives is causing more and more people to suffer from panic attacks. For people who have chronic panic attacks, you should learn how to treat them so you can avoid them in the future. Many people may just have a mild panic attack that is very short. If in the case you are in need of information on rehab or need to find assistance with prescription drug abuse rehabilitation, here is a fun website to check out.. The site is an effective resource about rehabilitation If you are looking for some general details on remedy, please check this resource on Go . I'd check it out if you require more help.You can also view stress rehabilitation for some common info on this topic.