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Preventing and Recovering from Panic Attacks

You will hear of several individuals whose lives are made harder by the effects of Panic Disorder. This condition is identified by a tendency to succumb to panic attacks. A panic attack is that environment of fear one finds develop in them, due to a stressful occasion, though sometimes there is no stressful occasion causing it. You will notice it coming on through signs such as a change in heart rate, exhaustion will set in, shortness of breath, and chills or feeling overheated out of nowhere. People often say they felt like they were dying.
We are yet to discover its true cause or a specific cure. But you can manage this condition. Here are tips to help you recover quickly and to prevent any further panic attacks.
You need to try and slow down. Once you recover from an attack, you may want to distract yourself from those negative thoughts. That rarely works out well. You are tired, and so you need first to catch your breath. Take deep breaths to control your heart rate. Take one task at a time, to help you stay stress-free.
It is wise to get a good support system. The sigma of the condition makes it hard to talk about. But if you can have a friend who understands, they will prove invaluable during an attack. If no friend is willing to help; you can use trained service dogs. You only need to be careful when buying one, to avoid getting scammed.
It helps to know all you can about the condition. You need to take time and learn more about the condition, specifically how it affects you. Avoid being isolated from society or places due to the condition. Only avoid places and people that seem to bring out the most attacks.
It is best you do not use drugs or alcohol until you figure this out. You may rely on substances to escape, but that temporary fi leads to more complications. When combined with the side effects of drug abuse, panic attacks develop into more complex conditions.
You need to be mindful of your nutrition. A good diet handles many complications, panic disorders being one of them. When you have fewer problems with your stomach and digestion through a healthy diet, you will suffer fewer panic attacks. When you have to worry about gut issues, you will cause a panic attack.
Exercising also helps you as much as a good diet. When you exercise, you strengthen your body, thus avoiding instances of being sick. You also get to handle stress and panic, which is a natural way of dealing with things.
You also need to get quality sleep. Without proper sleep, you will have a hard time coping with your day, which triggers more stress. You need to go to bed early and wake up later.
When you implement these tips, you will avoid most instances of panic attacks, and handle any that occurs much better.