You might have the following symptoms when you experience a panic attack: strong amounts of anxiety, quick shallow breaths, feelings that you might be having a heart attack, seeing spots in front of your eyes, {and even blacking out if it’s really bad}. Learning how to cure panic attacks can improve your life a lot. Panic attacks can really strain your personal and professional relationships. Learning to understand panic and anxiety problems better can be an invaluable skill.

Firstly, you will need to find the trigger. All panic attacks begin when something triggers them. Panic attacks usually come after stressful times in our lives. Look back at your last panic attack. Did it happen when you felt like you were confined? Because it seemed like something was slipping out of your control? Perhaps it was jitters from the thought of giving an important presentation?

After you have a better understanding of what triggers your panic attacks, you will be able to ready yourself beforehand when you know you will be entering a situation that could trigger one.

Secondly, you can learn relaxation methods to master you panic attacks. I can’t stress how important it is to learn how to relax your mind and body. Techniques like meditation and self-hypnosis are quite good at easing anxiety.

Thirdly, breath more efficiently. You’ll really need learn how to breathe right to control panic attacks. Start by sitting up with your spine erect, then breathe in slowly through your nose, and exhale through your mouth, taking deep breaths. Do this several times, and you’ll start to feel the difference.

Fourth, Look at what you eat and drink. Your diet is hugely important in how you control panic attacks more effectively. Caffeine and nicotine can cause you to feel more jittery and more uptight. You should seriously think about stripping these out of your diet, or and least minimizing them.

Fifth, make sure your are sleeping enough. When you are resting your body has some time to recover and your brain gives off many chemicals that actually repair, improve, and {support} healing your body. If you get all your sleep, you will have fewer panic attacks. So don’t overlook the importance of sleep.

Lastly, don’t overlook the value in seeking professional help. Lots of people with panic disorders are too afraid to come forward and seek professional help and must suffer alone. Professional counseling will give you an outlet to share and express yourself.

I hope you have found this useful in understand panic attacks and that you have picked up a few tools you can use.

Author's Bio: 

Andrew Hunter used to struggle with panic and anxiety attacks. After mastering his emotions and retaking control of his life, he enjoys helping others overcome fears and move past personal barriers.