What to do in the face of a panic attack? – They happen when your body acts on a sudden overwhelming fear, for no apparent reason. You enter a state of alert and your systems act as if you were in serious danger, even when there is nothing causing it.
Indicators of a panic attack
At least four of these cognitive signals may correspond to a panic attack, especially after a period of 20 to 30 minutes.
- Alteration of heart rate.
- Obstruction of the thoracic space.
- Sensation of excessive cold or heat.
- Tremors and shakes.
- Choking sensation.
- Sensation of numbness or tingling.
- Fear of losing control or going crazy.
- Fear of dying.
What to do in the face of a panic attack?
Change the focus of attention: it is advisable to think and visualize things that produce comfort and security.
Recovering the body rhythm and activation: taking a deep breath, sitting down or holding on to something, are actions that help to stabilize the alterations produced by the panic attack and to make it go away faster.
medmesafe Stress Test
medmesafe offers a series of tests and medical tests with which you can take control of your health. Among these, the stress test would be the most indicated to prevent panic attacks, since these are produced, to a large extent, by high levels of accumulated stress.
The results are obtained 17 days after taking the saliva sample. In them you can assign particular stress levels for specific periods of the day and thus take actions in relation to that time of day and the activities you do at that time.