Vital Steps to End Panic Attacks

A panic attack does not strike from out of the blue. Most of the time, people having an anxiety attack episode can feel it coming. But like a freight train barreling down on them, they just seem helpless to stop it.

We emphasize the word “seem” in the paragraph above because you do not have to be helpless in the face of panic attack disorder. You can fight back.

When an anxiety attack occurs, you would feel intense, sudden and overwhelming feelings of fear, and deep anxiety that may result in terror and immobility.

And even though you may have experienced it a couple of times in the past, it is admitted that it would be hard to get a grip—especially if you do not understand what is happening and why it is happening to you.

So, you end up feeling helpless. But don’t you know that there are ways and means to counter such panic attacks, and maybe curb this paralyzing scenario?

The first thing you have to do in your quest to stand your ground against a panic attack is to identify the symptoms that’s aura to such anxiety attacks. These symptoms are the following:

-Increased breathing

-Strangling sensations

-Chest pains

-Feelings of throwing up and dizziness

-Butterflies in your stomach

-Fear of losing control

Frightening as they are, these symptoms don’t really pose that much of a danger to you. This occurs all because of a perceived threat.

An understanding of these symptoms and knowing that the effects of a panic attack cannot really cause you that much harm is a good start to combating this disorder.

Vital to all this is identifying the root causes of such attacks. They don’t just occur for no apparent reason or trigger.

Most likely the reasons are directly associated with stressors that you may have encountered in the course of your life. The triggers can be:

-Early childhood history of traumatic experiences

-Inherited traits of anxiety attacks

-Familial history of certain diseases, usually heart ailments

-Drug dependence, abuse and withdrawal

-Morbid fear of some things, objects, animals or situations

Most of those who suffer anxiety attacks usually cannot take the volume of stress as a result from the exposure and thus undergo such attacks.

Having a good understanding of the causes and determining the symptoms  and you may have a very good chance to end panic attacks for good.

First thing to put in mind is Avoidance. Do not put yourself in such a situation or in the face of an object of fear that may illicit such attacks. The following methods here may help you in putting an end to panic attacks:

- Deep breathing and relaxation techniques lets you keep control in the event of an attack.

- Therapies and counseling can be a little expensive, but they could be worth your time and money.

- Professional Therapist are there to help you identify the causes, figure the effects and teach you how to cope and bounce back from these attacks and prevent them from recurring.

- Medication may have side effects that may do more harm than good and should only be undertaken under strict medical supervision for extreme cases.

- Education. Understanding anxiety is actually the key to treating it.

Doing some self-help can do wonders for many persons suffering from panic attacks. Self-help can be through reading up about anxiety, and knowing what are the anti-anxiety self-help products and programs out there.

Help yourself now; read everything you can about anxiety. 

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