If you're a long-time sufferer of panic attacks, then you're all too familiar with the feeling; Sweaty palms, heart's racing, breathing troubles, and that uncomfortable and uneasy feeling you get inside.

Professional in the medical industry call what you have a chronic anxiety disorder, but you call it the worst thing that could ever happen to any human being. It truly is scary for you since in the middle of every panic attack you get, you feel like you're going to die. This feeling makes your fear and anxiety spike up to insane levels, making your condition worse. You get the feeling that it gets worse every time, and you worry that you might actually get a heart attack the next time.

Well actually medical science has already established that panic attacks are not necessarily dangerous, even though it feels like you're about to die. The most danger you actually get from it is that you get an unscheduled cardio exercise, but you're actually in no real danger.

This reality offers a little comfort for a person who's experienced a somewhat debilitating panic attack. For sufferers, even though they still manage to survive physically from their ordeal, it still feels as though they are jumping off the deep end mentally. That too is false says medical experts. You may feel emotionally unstable for some time after an attack but the feeling will not last and you will get through it somehow.

If you check the internet, or any source of information you can think of, you'll certainly get a lot of advice on how to deal with chronic anxiety. Some will say that you only need to take a couple of deep breaths, some say positive self-affirmation works, and most of them suggest that you go and get medication, which is the most common way humans deal with their illnesses. But sadly most of these suggestions are not really the solution to the problem. Yes, they do treat the symptoms, but not the cause. They treat the physical conditions that arise when someone gets a panic attack, but the real problem is not in the body, it's in the brain.

Researchers are now doing research, looking for lasting solutions and treatment for anxiety disorders. And what they found out was that there is an amazing interaction between the brain and the body when a person is having a panic attack. It's as if they are causing each other to malfunction, and they do not know how to stop. It's like a loop: the mind causes body to behaving unnaturally, which in turn causes the mind to go in panic mode that starting the cycle all over again.

There is a way though to break this vicious cycle of anxiety. All you need to do is have the patience to look for it. Always look for the silver lining in every cloud. Just keep calm and collected, your next panic attack will not do anything to physically harm you. And until you find that solution to your problem, just keep cool.

Source by Chris M. Malcolm

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