A 26-year-old female asked:
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im 19 and i stress a lot with school and being an athelete. once in a while i get an anxiety attack and i start to breath heavy and get light head. high blood pressure runs through my mom and dad. what can i do to stay calm and not get any medical problem

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Dr. Janesta Noland
Specializes in Pediatrics
Breathe: While that may seem like an overly simplistic answer, breathing slowly and deeply (using your stomach, not just your chest) while focusing on the present moment will help you regain your breath, diminish your anxiety, and return your heart rate to normal. Practice this technique when you are not nervous so you are good at it.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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