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Panic Attacks Vs Anxiety Attacks

Identifying and understanding triggers is key to overcoming panic and anxiety attacks. Effective treatment can help you control the symptoms and understand why you’re feeling the way you do. Treatment will also give you support during your recovery. Here are some tips for dealing with your anxiety: Try to avoid situations that trigger attacks, practice breathing and mindfulness exercises, eat a healthy diet, stay well-hydrated, and get adequate sleep.

Panic and anxiety attacks have similar physical symptoms, such as chest pain, accelerated heart rate, and shortness of breath. However, they differ in their cause. Anxiety attacks are typically triggered by some type of stressful event, while panic attacks are triggered by an internal event. Both types of attacks are extremely traumatic, and 4.7 percent of adults will experience an attack at least once in their lifetime.

Although they share many of the same physical symptoms, panic attacks are generally more intense, and their symptoms can last for longer periods of time. If you’re suffering from an anxiety or panic attack, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.