The Clutches Of Panic: What Does It Do To Your Body

Panic attacks occur when a person experienced repeated periods of extreme panic. It could occur anytime or anywhere. Panic attacks typically last about 5 to 30 minutes. If left untreated, panic attacks may develop into phobias. These are some of the panic attack symptoms such as feelings of choking, chest pain or pressure, racing pulse, pounding heart, dizziness, breathlessness, throat constricting, breaking out into sweat, trembling or shaking, nausea, tingling or numbness in limbs, being in a dream sequence, insecurities, and nervousness.

As panic attacks are part of the resultant effect of fight or flight sequence, the body experience certain changes. The changes are good to get things done or to save yourself but in the long run, it will affect the mind and body in a negative way. The chemicals released into blood systems might cause the immune system to weaken and make you prone to sickness.

In order to prepare for fight or flight response, more blood will be pumped by the heart indirectly giving extra burden to it. For someone who is old or has a weak heart, these could indirectly contribute to factors causing heart attack. The muscles might tighten and give aching problems. Some might get gastric indirectly due to panic attack.

Many people response differently towards panic. Being able to control your own emotions and reining in panic attacks will allowed you to enjoy life to the fullest.

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