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Can you stop a panic attack?

Can you STOP a PANICATTACK? Panic attacks are usually harmless, but can be a terrifying and frightening ordeal. Around 1 in 70 people in the UK are affected by panic disorder at some point in their lives. 1 in 10 people suffer from occasional panic attacks caused by stressful events. Why are some people more anxious than others? Did you know? • Previous stressful experiences. Women are twice as likely to suffer from panic attacks • Anxiety passed on from parents or family. • Excessive caffeine, sugar or alcohol intake. as men. • Poor diet. ROUGH ROAD Did you know? Causes of a panic attack: Since the start of the credit • Panic attacks can occur out of the blue, for no crunch and recession, the number of patients diagnosed with anxiety disorders and panic attacks rose from 3,754 in 2006/2007 to 17,470 in 2010/2011. apparent reason. • Fears, phobias, and stressful situations can trigger attacks. • An accident or near-miss can also cause a panic attack. • Financial wories. What happens during a panic attack? Did you know? • Heart palpitations. • Sweating. • Shaking or trembling. • Chest pain. • Shortness of breath. • Feeling sick. • Feeling of confusion and disorientation. A typical panic attack lasts for between 5-20 minutes, with symptoms usually peaking at around 10 minutes. PREVENTION How to prevent a panic attack: EXIT • Practice deep breathing. DETOUR • Exercise regularly. • Eat healthy meals regularly to stabilise blood sugar levels. • Reduce caffeine intake to help lower heart rate and make you feel more relaxed. REST AREA Supplements that may help: • Panic attacks may be caused by a lack of serotonin in the brain. 5-HTP boosts serotonin production and therefore may reduce the chances of a panic attack striking. • Deficiencies in B-complex vitamins can lead to increased mental confusion and anxiety. • Magnesium deficiency may also be a factor in anxiety and panic attacks. Sources: | -attacks--what | | Conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/Pages/understanding-panic-attacks.aspx | ec/11/healthandwellbeing.mentalhealth || http://w| ders-have-soared-since-credit-crunch.htm|| | SimplySupplements Healthy living. made simpler!

Can you stop a panic attack?

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Many of us are affected by anxiety and panic disorders, learn more about how and why this happens and what you can do to ease and prevent the conditions.


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