Wednesday, April 3

Stop Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Millions of people all over the world suffer from some form of anxiety disorder.  
Some are more serious than others, but all of them need to be approached with care and consideration.  

Symptoms include chest pains, sweating, fear, insomnia, constant panic, dry mouth, sleep disturbances, pain attacks, indigestion, fast heartbeat, difficulty in breathing, headaches and uncontrollable thoughts.

In extreme cases the inability to leave home, phobias of all types, social discomfort, poor memory or obsessive thoughts. 

Sometimes, getting rid of anxiety means taking action. Anxiety might simply indicate that you're holding on too tight to something.  
You can try use various natural ways to get rid of anxiety.

Quick Tips :
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1.) Try to eat salmon. Salmon is one of the richest sources of omega-3 fatty acids a nutrient that may
      help lower your anxiety. Regular consumption of omega-3s has extensive research support for
      both the prevention and treatment of clinical depression. Omega-3s can also help reduce anger 
      and irritability. Omega-3s that most strongly boosts mood is found in salmon, herring, sardines 
      and mackerel.

2.) The smell of an orange is known to reduce anxiety. Have an orange, take the peels of the orange 
      and put them on top of the heating. The orange peel will release a fragrant, giving your home a 
      comforting aroma. 

3.) Tryptophan rich foods such as turkey, chicken, oats and soy contain amino acids that help you
      relax, while boosting your metabolism and sleep patterns. Tryptophan is well-known for its role  
      in the production of nervous system messengers, especially those related to relaxation, restfulness
      and sleep. It helps calm your mind during the most stressful of moments.

4.) Onion and Celery. Eat celery, onions, raw or cooked, or a mixture of the two with your meals for 
      a week or two. They contain large amounts of potassium and folic acid, deficiencies of which can
      cause nervousness.

5.) Practice deep breathing. Inhale slowly through your nose for 10 seconds (fill your lungs
     completely). Slowly exhale through your mouth, expelling as much air as you can. Imagine you 
     are blowing away your stress and anxiety as you exhale. Take three or four deep breaths when 
     you feel anxiety coming on. This oxygenates your blood, enhancing brain functioning while it 

6.) Exercise regularly, because exercise reduces anxiety. Walking, jogging, cycling, aerobics, tennis
     or any other physical activity you enjoy can help. When we exercise our bodies tend to return to 
     their natural state.

7.) Meditation is another habit that you can develop. It can help you control and have positive  
     thoughts in your mind. Massage therapy, color therapy, aromatherapy and Reiki will also help
     overcome anxiety naturally.  Find a way of relaxation that suits you. 

8.) Affirmations are widely used in self development literature and they could work well as a panic 
     attack treatment.

9.) Try to add B vitamins into your diet. Always stay well hydrated, as even slight dehydration can
      lead to foul moods and fatigue. Avoid simple sugars and processed foods, even though they are

When anxiety becomes a longstanding, repeated problem it can lead to more serious health problems. If your anxiety persists or disrupts your life significantly, consult your doctor.