Everything You Need to Know about Anxiety Attacks – and How You Can Deal with Them

Written by on May 2, 2019 in Health, Prevention with 0 Comments

Anxiety occurs when we are faced with a difficult or overwhelming event or situation, and there can be different triggers for it. But how do you know you are having an anxiety attack? Well, there are some common symptoms associated with an anxiety attack, such as a general feeling of panic, dread, or danger, as well as restlessness or nervousness. You will also know you are having an anxiety attack if your heart rate increases or becomes rapid and if you are experiencing sweats or chills. You can also be experiencing an anxiety attack if you suddenly feel tired or weak, or if you have a nervous stomach.

If you have difficulty trying to focus, you could also be having an anxiety attack, and the same is true if you are hyperventilating. But if you regularly have anxiety attacks and would like to know their causes and how you can handle them, here's everything you need to know about anxiety attacks – and how you can deal with them.

Learn or identify what triggers it

One thing you can do to handle anxiety attacks is to learn or identify what triggers the attack in the first place. Sometimes, the triggers can be obvious, but other times, they can be more difficult to ascertain. This is when you may want to get guidance and help from a counselor or therapist, such as the specialists in counseling Woodstock offers from The Lodestone Center for Behavioral Health. If you have problems which you have been experiencing for a long time, such as work-related issues or financial issues, it may be more challenging to determine the triggers, since you may have to figure out whether it's a deadline, a particular situation, or even a person. But when you find out what your triggers are, you should see if you can limit or decrease your exposure to these triggers if you can. If you can't avoid it, however, there are other coping techniques or mechanisms which can help you.

Benefit from therapy

Therapy like cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT can help you learn about various ways of thinking and reacting to situations which cause anxiety. With help from a counselor or therapist, you can learn to develop different ways of changing thought patterns which are considered negative as well as negative behaviors before they can have more severe effects.


You may also be able to benefit from mindful meditation, especially if you do it daily. With mindful meditation, you can learn to train and take control of your thought process so you can dismiss negative thoughts once they occur.

Benefit from supplements

Another thing you can do is change your diet, and this is where supplements may be helpful as well. Some supplements may help reduce anxiety, and this includes lemon balm, green tea, kava kava, valerian root, omega-3 fatty acids, and even dark chocolate, as long as you take it in moderation.

Take care of yourself

There are some obvious ways you can decrease anxiety as well. One of these is to exercise regularly. With exercise, you can enhance your mood and feel better about yourself. It will also allow you to have a better sleep. You can also benefit from eating well-balanced meals as well as establishing stronger connections with the people you care for, such as family and friends.

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