Panic and Anxiety Attack Treatment

We all feel tensed and anxious at some point of our lives. We could feel nervous before taking a major exam, at interviews, business meetings/presentations or even on blind dates. We experience strong sensations like shivering, faster heart beat, sweating and fear, but it’s normal.

Tension at times motivates us to cope with our tasks effectively, and becomes the driving force behind our actions.

What’s not normal is when you begin to get worried about anything and everything in life and it starts to interfere with your daily lives.

Some common signs that things aren’t normal are: when you are unable to concentrate on any task, are restless most of the times, feel irritated, become short of breath. In short- you feel like going completely crazy. If that’s happening to you, then you are experiencing a medical condition that doctors call an “Anxiety Attack.”

Anxiety attack is definitely a medical term, but it’s not an illness or a disease. It’s not even a biological condition that you can develop or catch.

An anxiety attack is only our reaction to stress. At times, we tend to take excessive stress about every single thing in life, hence begin experiencing mild or severe anxiety attacks. These attacks last for 15 to 30 minutes usually.

Sarah, 28 has been a victim of anxiety attacks for the last three years. She began having constant, frequent anxiety attacks, hence leading her situation to an advanced medical condition called “Anxiety Disorder”. She would fret over every thing in her life-from electricity bills to household chores. This caused hiccups in her otherwise normal life, her kids got tried of her nonstop worried phone calls, and her husband became concerned about this major change in her behavior.

It became absolutely necessary for Sarah to seek help. Anxiety attacks are most likely to be cured even by home treatments. All you need to do is to bring some changes in your life lifestyles and you’re cured. Sarah brought some changes her life styles and her situation improved drastically within 5 to 8 weeks.

Following are some self help treatments for Anxiety Attacks:

• You need to take some time out for your own self from your busy routine which does not warrant you to do so. Relaxation s what is required by your body and mind to work properly. The relaxation can be anything from taking a little sleep or watching TV or reading a book. Spending time with your loved ones also has good effects on people who are the victim of panic and anxiety attack.

• Sharing your problems with someone who care about you is surely a help in conditions like panic anxiety attack disorder. A family member or a friend is a good choice if you are not comfortable talking to anyone then seek professional help for your treatment and sharing your thoughts and problems.

• Your body is the carrier of yourself, taking good care of it will reward you in shape of a relaxed and efficient brain. Try to eat healthy like fruits and vegetables this will take out the toxins from your body and will give you necessary vitamins and other nutrition to keep your body and mind healthy.

• Keep your office and business related work out of your home. Taking the office work to home will exhaust you completely and will not give you any time for yourself. You should make a priority for your work and must learn to say no to the work which is imposed by your colleagues for courtesy sake.

• You must have heard about the saying “laughter is the best medicine” and this hold total truth, humour adds colours to your life and make things lighter for you. Try to laugh with a full heart at least once a day it will take all your worries away and make your mind focus on the things which require your attention.

• Try to be positive, seeing the half filled glass will make your mind divert from the sad and negative things and will give you joy in life, life is short see the good things it has given you.

There are several kinds of Panic and Anxiety attack Disorders like Social Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder and Panic Attack Disorder.

Panic Attacks are a sudden gush of intense fear accompanied by a feeling of “getting away” or “escaping to safety.” Panic attacks are usually spontaneous and can happen anywhere with out apparent reason. It is a feeling of extreme anxiety and the victims feel that there’s no way out of the situation. They start panicking.

Anye, 26 experienced her first panic attack when the elevator stopped between the 10th and 11th floor. She was found sitting in a corner of the elevator with arms and legs folded, sweating profusely, shivering and her heart was beating fast.

As a result she has developed a permanent fear of elevator. The condition where victims develop fear of a particular thing and begin to avoid them is called Panic Attack Disorder. Panic attacks are common amongst teenagers and young adults. They last for 30 minutes and are usually accompanied by depression.

If you are a victim of panic anxiety attacks or panic anxiety disorders, here are few self help tips which will make you feel better:

• Knowing your medical condition will help you control your situation. The more you will know about panic anxiety attacks and disorders the more you will be in command to deal with the situation effectively.

• Taking medicines which have increasing effect on your nervous system is a big no in the condition of panic and anxiety disorders. Caffeine and smoking are said to have bad effect on your condition of anxiety and panic.

• Deep breathing during a panic and anxiety attack relaxes your brain by sending blood to your nervous system. Try to remember this technique and take long and deep breaths whenever you feel extra anxious.

• Meditation techniques are a big help if you are dealing with panic and anxiety attacks disorder. It helps you regain your focus an relaxes your body and mind.

These tips will greatly help and have no side-effects, unlike some medicines and supplements.

Remember panic anxiety attacks and panic anxiety disorders are easy to encounter, but the key is to “prevent” such situations from happening than “curing” them.

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