A 24-year-old female asked:
Do i have anxiety or panic disorder? sob chest tight lighthead sweaty palms heart palpitations. had ekg pft blood work etc done months ago. retest?
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Psychiatry 20 years experience
4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Both: Anxiety is one of the precursors for panic disorder and panic attacks which cause a sudden rush of adrenaline, and cortisol in our body. This is the "Fight or flight" reaction, except that u may not be in a dangerous situation. U'r heart starts beating a lot harder&faster, u'r Blood Pressure shoots up, breathing becomes rapid and shallow which can cause dizziness as u blow off too much CO2.
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Last updated Jun 23, 2020
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