Some Simple Tips To Prevent Panic Attacks Caused By Hyperventilation

Panic attacks are disgracefully difficult to treat without an outside aid. The biggest problem with curing it is that the more the sufferer thinks about it, the more they have them. It is the no-win situation of panic disorder. Therefore panic attacks home remedies are relatively difficult but not impossible. This article will highlight some effective home based remedies for panic attacks and explain how to overcome your anxiety or panic.

Some Simple Tips To Prevent Panic Attacks Caused By Hyperventilation

Breathing Retraining

Re-train yourself to more efficiently breathe, and discover how breathing can affect your panic attacks. Most symptoms of panic attack are not due to adrenaline, but because of hyperventilation i.e. when body releases surplus carbon dioxide. Generally it happens when you breathe too quickly, or when you breathe in too much of oxygen.

Many sufferers either breathe fast when they are in middle of “panicking” and take very deep breaths feeling the need. What worsen the matter is that one  symptom of hyperventilation is feeling of not getting sufficient air which naturally makes you to breathe more, and makes hyperventilation worst. Other symptoms of hyperventilation that contribute majorly in panic attacks are;

  • Lightheadedness.
  • Chest pains.
  • Muscle weakness and tingling.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Rapid heartbeat.

Thus whenever you feel above symptoms, remember controlling and avoiding hyperventilation is the key. So do this by these 2 methods;

1.    Slower Breathing

Whenever you expect the panic attack, be trained to slow down your breathing. Breathe in through your nose for 5 seconds, hold for 2 to 3 seconds, and then breathe out through your nose or pursed lips for 7 seconds at least. Although these won’t avoid panic attacks, but save you from severity.

2.    Retraining

Practice this breathing method even when you do not have any panic attack. Spend half hour every day for practicing this to help your body to re-learn this breathing and how to prevent from future hyperventilation. During panic or anxiety your body tends to breathe poorly and makes you hyperventilate without panic attack causing the symptoms of panic symptoms. So better teach yourself before time.

4.    Exercise

Exercise perhaps not a home cure for panic attacks, however it entirely is. Though 60 second panic solution, experience panic or anxiety exercises, most will find permanent relief from panic by exercising regularly.

Benefits of Exercise for Panic and Anxiety:

  • It reduces excess mental and muscular energy.
  • It helps in better sleeping.
  • It advances hormone regulation and can also burn stress hormones.
  • It improves breathing.
  • It releases endorphins that calm down mind and body as well.

Resource: http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcphc/wounded-ill-and-injured/Pages/panic-attacks.aspx