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Anxiety is a much bigger problem than many people believe. It affects people of all ages. Panic attacks occur due to certain panic disorders. Basically, panic disorder is relatively common among people since studies show that one in twenty people are actually suffering from acute to chronic form of this. Acute anxiety is usually known by episodes of panic attacks. A panic attack is when our body's "fight or flight reaction occurs at the wrong time. It is completely unexpected and involuntary.

Chronic anxiety is much milder. People feel anxiety most of the time, but it usually does not reach the intensity of a full-blown out panic attack.

A panic attack is very intense and the feeling is worst than being stressed. For those experiencing a panic attack it can be very frightening.

The feeling of a panic attack occurs suddenly, the level of fear is over-whelming and the body will respond by having an increase in the level of adrenaling difficulty breathing and shortness of breath, a panic attack usually last a 10 to 30 minutes but the attacks can be repeated for hours.

There are other symptoms you may experience with a panic attack:






Hot Flashes


Tingling in fingers or toes

Chest Pains

Because panic attacks include symptoms of chest pain and difficuty in breathing it may be mistaken as a heart attack. Only a physican can diagnose a panic attack or pain disorder.

Even though a physican may put you on prescription drugs. There are many things you can do to help control your anxiety.

Exercise, even though this is the last thing you may want to do. Burning adrenaline is a natural way to stop a panic attack from happening. Exercise does not need to be intense. It is important to do something. Try swmming; take a walk; ride a bike; try yoga or pilates these will all be of great help.

Do some mental exercise as well, work a puzzle; play a game, mental stimulation increases alertness and improves your mood. When your mind is kept busy you have less time to worry about little things.

Music is always a wonderful way to relax it just makes you feel good since it is a natural way to produce endorphins.

Visualization can be relaxing improve your confindence and well being. Imagine yourself full of energy and happiness. Imagine yourself in the one place that always put a smile on your face. Think postive thoughts and stay away for negative ones, make this a habit in every aspect of your life.

Stay away from caffeine, caffeine is a stimulant which increases your brain waves, heart rate and blood presure. Try decaf or herbal tea.

Try breathing deeply, take long deep breaths, in through your nose and out through your mouth.

Prayer is always good, we do not have to face fear alone. We can get past fear and feel safe. Prayer can help you with this.

The benefits of massage can help reduce the anxiety of your pain disorder . Stress can also lower the natural defenses of the body’s immune system and its ability to fight disease. When you experience anxiety, your body produces a lot of the stress hormone cortisol. Massage lowers cortisol levels. It also gets rid of the muscle tension caused by anxiety disorders. Massage helps to create a calm state of alertness. It can increases the capacity for clear thinking. It is relaxing and allows the body to release stored stress. Massage creates a feeling of well being. It creates awareness of body-mind connection, enhances a sense of harmony, and increases energy flow at all levels. As tensions dissolve there is an ensuing integration between the physical body and underlying emotions. Massage is so beneficial, because it helps the person receiving it to feel safe enough to relax and unwind from the deepest parts of the mind.

Massage will give you a piece of mind; a feeling of well-being; creating body awareness; improving your ability to respond to stress signals, while puting you in a relaxed state of mental alertness.


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