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Dealingwith Anxiety Attacks

Anyonecan experience an anxiety or panic attack, although some people aremore susceptible than others. Those who suffer from them describethem as traumatic experiences. Most panic attacks do not last morethan about 10 minutes, although some can last for up to half an hour.

Previousanxiety attacks are the best prediction of future ones. Those whoexperience these attacks often are advised to undergo examination asfrequent attacks can be an indication of a disorder. A few commonsymptoms of anxiety attacks include chest pain, heart palpitations,racing heartbeat, trembling and sweating, and trouble breathing.

Peoplewill feel anxious in certain circumstances, but mostly this is justnatural nervousness, and should not be mistaken for panic attacks. Itis sometimes hard to distinguish between a heart attack or an asthmaattack and an anxiety attack, so people with those conditions musttake extra precautions if they are also susceptible to panic attacks.A doctor consultation is advised.

Phobiascan most often trigger panic attacks that are only removed when theobject of the phobia is removed. Sometimes, anxiety attacks can causeother anxiety attacks, leading to a chain reaction that can last fordays. Fortunately, treating frequent anxiety attacks is possible; adoctor consultation is obviously the first step. Certain relaxationmethods, such as yoga, meditation, exercise and cognitive behaviourtherapy can all help. However, non-prescription medication is notadvised.

Treatment

Anxietycan become a serious problem for some people. Although nerves andanxiousness is normal for humans in certain circumstances, such asconfronting a phobia or when addressing a large group of people,experiencing these feelings often is not healthy. Most people canhandle these feelings with no issue after the event, but in somepeople these feelings are much more intense or long lasting and mayrequire medical advice to deal with.

Millionsof people worldwide deal with elevated levels of anxiety every day,with a percentage of that being so severe that an individual cannotdeal with it alone. This problem can grow to consume their lives,leading to an inability to focus or do every day activities.

Mostpeople generally feel much healthier and more energetic afterundergoing treatment for anxiety attacks. Behaviour therapy, asmentioned above, can help minimise the impact of anxiety attacks oreliminate them entirely, as this type of therapy modifies troublingbehaviour that would lead to stress. Intellectual treatment helps thepatient to deal with their anxiety by changing the way they thinkabout certain subjects, which works well in combination withpsychiatric treatment. Relaxation training and exercises will helpminimise the intensity and frequency of anxiety attacks.

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