Natural Methods of Treating Panic Attacks

Individuals who are suffering from panic attacks experience sudden fear of someone or something. Adrenaline rush also occurs, resulting in sweating, increased heart rate, and intensive breathing. Antidepressants and tranquilizers are effective treatments for this ailment.

In this article, you will learn natural methods on how to get rid of panic attacks naturally. Keep in mind though, that home remedies may not be effective to everyone, so it is best to consult with your physician before trying any of these.

The first thing you need to do is re-train your body to breathe in a more efficient manner, and learn how your breathing affects your panic attacks. Numerous studies have shown that most panic attack symptoms come not from adrenaline, but from hyperventilation. Hyperventilation is when your body releases too much carbon dioxide. It usually occurs because you’re breathing too quickly, but in some cases it can occur because you’re breathing in too much oxygen.

Hyperventilation, which is the result of breathing too quickly or too much oxygen, can cause lightheadedness, chest pains, shortness of breath, faster heart rate, and muscle weakness. Exercising can help treat panic attacks for some people because it releases endorphins that relax the body and mind.

Another way to reduce the risk of panic attacks is to avoid caffeinated and alcoholic drinks.

Reduce alcohol intake. Alcohol is a risky substance to take with panic attacks because it seems to calm you down and reduce your anxiety because it is a depressant. However, alcohol serves as a momentary relief rather than a long-term solution. Individuals with anxiety and panic may be more susceptible to developing a substance use disorder (alcohol abuse/alcoholism). If you drink alcohol daily make sure you speak to your doctor before cutting down. Severe alcohol dependence may require detoxification treatment.

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