Anxiety and panic attacks

Anxiety is a disorder that causes panic attacks and intense concern.

Anxiety and panic attacks

One of the most negative aspects regarding anxiety and panic attacks is the fact that the person often suffering from these disorders is aware that the fears are groundless, but cannot avoid them.

A panic attack is a period in which you feel fear and anxiety, emotional symptoms being accompanied by physical and psychological symptoms. In general, these attacks are triggered by a situation that appears unexpectedly and that creates a state of sudden confusion and worry.

Those who go through anxiety and panic attacks for the first time may think that they have a serious illness or that they can even die. Sometimes they will go right to the emergency because they think they suffer a heart attack.

Panic attacks involve short periods of intense anxiety symptoms which reach its maximum point within 10 minutes. These symptoms may include: chest pains, asphyxia, nausea or dizziness, fear of not having control, fear of death, digestive disorders, difficulty to breathe, intense perspiration etc.

We all have a protective mechanism commonly referred to as “fight or flight”. This mechanism enables the adrenaline and speeds up the heart rate, increasing blood pressure. This allows the reaction and action in case of a danger situation.

Anxiety and panic attacks are the symptoms of a group of disorders known as well as anxiety disorders.

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The most effective natural remedies to fight anxiety and panic attacks are Passiflora and Valerian plants. You may also opt for a diet which includes “calming” foods. These are vegetables and fruits that have an increased amount of magnesium and vitamin B, such as soy and its derivatives, whole-grain bread, cereals, tofu, grapefruit, pineapple, cherries, bananas, mango, avocados, plums, dried fruit, such as walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, cashews.

For example, green vegetables are considered natural antidepressants, representing a very good source of folic acid; when your body lacks folic acid, you are more prone to depression. The experts recommend the consumption of at least five different vegetables every day.

Moreover, honey, pollen, yeast, or wheat germs contain impressive amounts of B-group vitamins. Add them into your daily diet.

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