Symptoms of panic attacks and anxiety

C J Evans By C J Evans, 12th Jan 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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An article covering the main symptoms of panic attacks and anxiety.

Symptoms of panic attacks and anxiety

There are many different symptoms of panic attacks and anxiety disorder but each one has an explanation. So what is anxiety and why do we experience these symptoms of panic attacks and anxiety? Anxiety is covers many different disorders that lead to nervousness and fear/worrying and ultimately illness.

Some people only suffer from minor amounts of anxiety and they do not let it stop their normal day-to-day lives. On the other hand people who display extreme symptoms of panic attacks and anxiety have real difficulty in getting through the day in a stable manner. Most of us experience symptoms of anxiety through our lives when we are about to embark on something challenging in our lives. This can range from a driving test to a stage performance or university exam. Imagine that feeling multiplied and how it would impact on your daily life.

So what are the symptoms of panic attacks and anxiety that impact on so many peoples lives, well there are many but in this article I will attempt to highlight the more common or traditional causes. First of all there is the shortness of breath ( not a pleasant experience ). This is a very distressing experience for the sufferer and no wonder a panic attack often follows. Shortness of breath is caused by lots of nerve impulses and it is important to realize you will not stop breathing ( die ) or pass out from this type of symptom - it can be controlled.

The most common of the symptoms of panic attacks and anxiety is heart palpitations. When you feel anxious your body naturally releases adrenaline into it's system and this in turn makes the individual feel like their heart is skipping a beat. Closely related to this are chest pains. This is mainly caused by muscle tension but it is very worrying when it occurs. We all know the feeling we get when we receive chest pains - we think we are having a heart attack. Of course this is not the case but it is still very worrying. We should not forget the sweats! Sweating tends to happen when the body feels it's temperature is to hot - as the sweat evaporates off the body it takes the body heat with it. During anxiety attacks the body gets ready for the body to overheat and so releases sweat as a defense.

There are many different symptoms of panic attacks and anxiety and here we have just scratched the surface with a few of the more common ones.

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author avatar Denise O
18th Jan 2012 (#)

It is just awful watching someone go through a panic attack. My husband gets them. Good information. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Breast Implant
1st Feb 2012 (#)

Such panic attacks are really horrible.You are really doing a great job by informing about such attacks.I hope now people will take care of such things seriously.

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