Symptoms of panic attack

Panic Attacks

Panic attacks cause troubling physical symptoms, including irregular heart patterns, chest pains, and faintness. Often, people with anxiety disorder have an overwhelming sense of uncertainty that leads to stress and panic

Cardiovascular Pain

Cardiovascular Changes

Anxiety disorders may cause a drastic increase in heart rate, palpitations, and a pressing feeling on the chest. It increases the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and severely impacts blood flow regularity.

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Central Nervous System Function

Panic attacks can lead to anxiety over further attacks, so your brain continues to release stress hormones. This can lead to headaches, muscle tension, and loss of sexual desire. Anxiety disorders increase the risk of clinical depression and substance abuse.

Respiratory Response

Respiratory Response

Anxiety may be cause to rapid, shallow breathing. People that suffer from an anxiety disorder may have an increased risk of respiratory illness like influenza and the common cold. At extremes, people who suffer from regular respiratory impairments from anxiety may have to be hospitalized.

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Flight or Fight Response

When one experiences feelings of anxiety or stress, your body's physiological response is to send a rush of blood to your brain that carries hormones and chemicals designed to help you respond to a threat. While often necessary and helpful in some cases, frequent occurrences of this nature may be harmful in the long term.

Digestion Problem

Upset Digestive System

Prolonged anxiety may lead to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and loss of appetite. Some studies have shown there to be a possible link between anxiety and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).