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7 Steps To Stop Panic Attacks Naturally

By on August 29, 2015
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I mentioned Panic Attacks on another post on Irregular Heart beats so I wanted to give you some information on this as well. I do not have Panic Attacks any more. I stop them before they get into effect. These are some of the steps I use. I do not use all of these. I am looking into sharing the others with you as I learned them from a company that I bought a program from. I don’t want to get in trouble for sharing something that they are marketing. You understand.

by Nicole W. (Healthy Life from Simple Supplements)

The crushing chest pains and sudden sensations of fear that accompany panic attacks can be extremely frightening. Such attacks are triggered by a perceived danger and can occur at any time, and it is estimated that 1 in 10 people suffer from an occasional panic attack, while 1 in 50 have recurring attacks (panic disorder). They also affect twice as many women than men.

Panic attacks cause both physical and emotional symptoms; emotional symptoms include an overwhelming fear or apprehension, while the physical symptoms include nausea, sweating, heart palpitations, uncontrollable shaking and shortness of breath. These attacks often last between 5 and 20 minutes and some people liken them to a heart attack.

What causes panic attacks?

One of the main concerns for sufferers is that panic attacks can occur for no apparent reason and often catch you completely off guard. An attack occurs when the body perceives an immediate threat or danger, which causes nerve impulses in the brain to go into overdrive. Although this threat if often a false alarm, the body releases adrenaline preparing it for ‘fight-or-flight’ – something which is useful in extreme life-or-death situations, but not so useful when you are going about your day-to-day business. The extra adrenaline causes the heart to beat faster and the muscles to tense, while the blood is diverted to the muscles causing you to feel light headed.
Although the exact cause can vary from person to person, certain factors are known to increase the risk, including:
•Stressful situations
•Traumatic experiences, such as bereavement
•Genetics
•Phobias
•Depression
•Nutrient deficiencies

Finding the best treatment can also be extremely tricky so always speak to your GP for medical advice regarding your individual needs. Avoiding stressful situations can help but this is not always practical, so the diet may be the best place to start. There is evidence to show that vitamin and mineral deficiencies cause imbalances in the body that increase the risk of anxiety and panic attacks. Certain foods also heighten feelings of anxiety – sugar and caffeine stimulate the adrenal gland and upset blood sugar levels, and while they are not solely responsible, they can contribute to the frequency of attacks.

Don’t live in fear – try the following relaxation techniques to stop panic attacks before they take hold.

How to stop panic attacks in 7 easy steps

1) Breathe into a bag

Slow your breathing. When you feel anxiety building it is important to focus on something the body does not perceive to be threatening, because if breathing becomes too shallow, the panic attack may worsen. Take slow deep breaths for the count of three and then lengthen the exhalation of each breath. Some people find that using a paper bag helps to control their breathing.

2) Cold water treatment

Splashing the face with cold water helps to shock the panic out of the system, slows down breathing, and reduces the heart rate by up to 25%. Alternatively, you can soak a towel in cold water and place it around the face and neck. If anxiety is severe then you may find submerging the face in water for a number of seconds even more effective.

3) The power of laughter

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Not all of her suggestions are my suggestions, so only do what you are comfortable with.

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