You can get rid of a panic attack by finding the cause

Panic attack by finding the cause. Sudden dizziness, weakness, fear of losing control, fear of going crazy or fear of death, heart palpitations, sweating, body tremors, feeling short of breath, chills or sudden hot flashes, nausea, abdominal cramps, chest pain, headache,

pain, a feeling of numbness or tingling in the body, a feeling of unreality or detachment. These symptoms can be a sign of many conditions, but very often they are caused by a sudden attack of anxiety, or in other words, a panic attack

What exactly is a panic attack (PA)?

Panic attack

A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that causes severe physical reactions when in fact there is no real danger or obvious cause.

Panic attacks can be very frightening indeed. When they happen, a person may think she is losing control of reality, that she is having a heart attack, or even that she may be about to die.

Many people have only one or two panic attacks in their lifetime, which may disappear when a stressful situation ends.

But if you’ve had repeated sudden panic attacks and have been in constant fear of another attack for long periods of your life, you may have a condition called anxiety disorder.

Panic attacks usually start suddenly, without warning. They can catch you at any time – when you are driving in a car, in a shopping centre, when you are sound asleep or in the middle of a business meeting.

Anxiety attacks have many variations, but symptoms usually peak within a few minutes. Often the person feels exhausted after the panic attack subsides.

One of the worst things about panic attacks is the intense fear of the next, likely, attack. Sometimes people are so afraid of anxiety attacks that they begin to avoid situations in which a panic attack could theoretically occur.

Panic disorder symptoms often begin in late adolescence or early adulthood and are more common in women than men.

Factors that may increase your risk of developing panic attacks or panic disorder include:

`The presence of panic attacks or anxiety disorder in a family member;

`Significant stress, such as the death or serious illness of a loved one;

`Traumatic events, such as sexual assault or a serious car accident;

`Profound changes in your life, such as divorce or the birth of a child;

`Smoking or excessive caffeine consumption;

`A history of childhood physical or sexual abuse.

While panic attacks themselves are not life-threatening, they can be frightening and significantly affect your quality of life. Fortunately, however, this condition is effectively treated.

That is why it is so important to seek help from a specialist in time: a psychiatrist, a psychoneurologist, or a psychotherapist. The most effective and scientifically proven method of treating panic attacks is psychotherapy.

It is during therapy that the cause of panic attacks can be found and solved, not just the symptom “cured”. This helps to prevent recurrent anxiety attacks in the future.

In some cases, pharmacotherapy may be required for greater efficacy. Antidepressants from the group of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, benzodiazepines and some atypical neuroleptics are recognised as adjunctive drugs for the treatment of PA.

So what can happen if PA is left untreated?

If left untreated, panic attacks and anxiety disorder can affect almost any area of your life. You may already be suffering so much from PA attacks, living in a constant state of fear that is destroying your quality of life.

Complications that can result from panic attacks or related conditions include:

`Development of specific phobias, such as fear of driving or leaving the house;

`Frequent visits to GPs for health problems;

`Avoidance of social contacts and public events;

`Relationship problems at work or school;

`Depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders;

`Alcohol or other substance abuse;

`Financial problems.

In some people, anxiety disorder can include agoraphobia – avoiding places or situations that cause anxiety because there is a fear of not being able to run away or get help if you have PA.

To summarise, it is important to remember that panic attacks are not a sentence, or a dreaded psychiatric diagnosis.

This is a condition that can develop in anyone regardless of age, gender, education received or social status. It is important to contact specialists in time to get rid of panic attacks as soon as possible.

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