According to statistics from many scientists in the mental health community and from institutions like the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) which stipulates that millions of adults suffer from some form of anxiety disorder. Some research also shows that anxiety is second only to alcohol and drug abuse among men and a major mental health problem among women.
Anxiety is a feeling of nervousness, unease, or worry usually about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.
So many people do not know the difference between an Anxiety attack and panic attack. The key difference is that anxiety attacks are often triggered by fear, you may feel your heart pounding or feel short of breath, not to worry it is short lived and when the stressor goes away, so does the anxiety attack. On the other hand, Panic attack doesn’t come as a reaction to a stressor. It’s unprovoked and unpredictable.
What are the symptoms of anxiety?
- Increased heart rate
- Weakness and lethargy
- Increased or heavy sweating
- Trembling or muscle twitching
- Feelings of danger, dread, or panic
- Rapid breathing or hyperventilation
- Restlessness, nervousness, or being tense
- A strong urge to stay away from things that trigger your anxiety
- Repetitive behaviors that is, performing the same act over and over again
- Digestive or gastrointestinal problems, such as constipation, gas, or diarrhea
- You find it difficult to think or focus clearly on anything other than the thing that borders you.
An Anxiety attack can be triggered when faced with a certain life event or experience that occurred in the past. Most often it is caused by a stressful situation in someone’s life such as a divorce, bad relationship or marital problems, work conditions, or death of a loved one.
Can anxiety attacks be cured?
Anxiety attacks can be cured. The objective of all treatment for Anxiety attacks is to alleviate symptoms. So whether you are just experiencing temporary anxiety attacks or you have a full-blown anxiety disorder you may want to try out some of these natural remedies and supplements to relieve your anxiety symptoms.
Lavender. obviously, this is one of the most popular treatments. The scent is lovely and works like a charm. The oil can be rubbed onto the skin or inhaled. You can also put a few drops of Lavender oil on your pillow to help you sleep or use in a bath.
While lavender is good it can be expensive a preferred supplement to carry along in case you get a panic attack is Validol. Validol is an anxiolytic drug (mild sedative drug) prescribed for treating anxiety disorders. It has a calming effect on the central nervous system and as well as a mild vascular dilative action that is widening of blood vessels to improve blood flow and lower blood pressure. In the end of the day, if these solutions do not work out, you migh also use Kratom for anxiety. Remember to always consult your doctor before taking any medication !