The adrenaline response triggers more than a few physiological events, including a rise in heartrate, rapid breathing, shunting of blood vessels from your skin and abdominal organs to the extremities and main internal organs (heart and mind), thinning of the blood vessels, and the pupils dilate. All these responses are very useful while you are truly met with a life-threatening or dangerous scenario. But when there is absolutely no danger, these bodily reactions develop havoc, profoundly frighten the victim, and a “anxiety attack” results.
Signs Outward indications of Panic Attacks
The first time you experience a panic attack, you may think you are having a coronary attack and dying! So you might end up in the er, seeking help for this terrible experience.
Typical signs symptoms of panic attacks include:
Racing heart, chest pain or tightness
Constricted throat/choking sensation, a feeling that you can’t get enough air
Extreme terror; fear that you’re going to lose control and do something foolish, fear that you’re ‘losing your mind’, or dread that death is imminent
Dizziness, thoughts of ‘unreality’, blurred vision
Numbness or tingling in the extremities
Hot flashes or chills
Anxiety attacks take about 20 minutes to fully build, peak and ebb. You are left with residual anxiety and worry, but the sheer panic is gone. You may become hence frightened of experiencing another anxiety attack that you worry about it a lot, or avoid certain activities that you fear might result in a different one. You might feel that in the event that you stay in a “safe spot” or with a “safe man or woman” you will not have another attack. In serious cases, you can develop agoraphobia; you feel so terrified of experiencing another anxiety attack that you rarely leave your own home. Obviously, this disorder can ruin your daily life if left untreated.
Getting Help for Signs Symptoms of Panic Attacks:
Treatment will vary from person-to-person based on severity along with other factors. Traditional treatment has typically consisted of medication, therapy, or a mix of both. Modern research has shed even more light on the causes of panic attacks, and resulted in promising new cures for this unpleasant disorder. Access more info on anxiety attack and anxiety cures from the resource box below.