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Doctor insights on: Anxiety Attacks And Heart Attacks

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,281 doctors shared insights

Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Can panic attacks damage your heart?

Can panic attacks damage your heart?

They do not: Panic attacks are a psychic or subjective phenomenon and do not affect your heart structurally. ...Read more

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What triggers anxiety and anxiety attacks?

What triggers anxiety and anxiety attacks?

Triggers for anxiety: Vary widely from person to person. Sometimes a trigger is a conditioned response to a person, place, or thing we've been around when we felt anxious and then it becomes a trigger later. Fear of having an anxiety attack becomes the real issue. A clinical psychologist can help you manage this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can you get shock during panic attack anxiety attack anixety racing heart high blood pressure ?

Unlikely: Panic attacks will not cause going into shock by themselves. They cause most people to go to ERs. Where a. Adria. Work up usuLly shows no problem. Learn relaxation exercises, meditation and similar tech iques ...Read more

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How can panic attack cause heart attack/arrest?

How can panic attack cause heart attack/arrest?

It does not : Panic attacks do not cause heart attacks. According to the nimh, panic disorder is one of the most treatable of the anxiety disorders, responding in most cases to medication or cognitive psychotherapy. People often ask if panic attacks cause death. No, they do not. ...Read more

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Substance abuse caused by anxiety depression panic attacks anxiety attacks my past and others?

Clarify question: For the complex problems listed on your chart, limited assistance can be expected p with a simple answer. You may benefit with a virtual consult with more details. Feel better:) ...Read more

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Can't sleep and panic attacks?

Can't sleep and panic attacks?

Seek medical care : But in the mean time here are some tips. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, >. ...Read more

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Can panic attacks cause stress cardiomyopathy?

Can panic attacks cause stress cardiomyopathy?

Hm, No, but...: Chronic Sympathetic Discharge has been associated with the development of left ventricular hyperplasia and other anxiety related heart issues. Panic Attacks per se are usually harmless, result from adrenergic stimulus, and are time limited, unless a heart is already weakened. The most dangerous part of a panic attack is the fear of having one, which can result in severe disability. See your Doc. ...Read more

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What treats panic attacks and agoraphobia?

What treats panic attacks and agoraphobia?

Multiple Treatments: Medications such as antidepressants and antianxiety medicines are often used. In addition, it is helpful to get involved in a consistent therapy setting. Also, it is very useful to pay attention to diet, rest, and exercise. ...Read more

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Whats normal with anxiety and panic attacks?

Question to vague: If you are looking for symptoms that can differentiate the two disorders i suggest going on epocrates or webmd which will help. Their is not enough space to fully answer this question here. Both can be stand alone diagnoses or part of some larger diagnosis. I would suggest seeing your family dr. And go over the symptoms. Their are many rating scales that can be found on the web. ...Read more

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Anxiety stress depression can couse heart attack ?

Anxiety stress depression can couse heart attack ?

No although they : can be contributing factors. When people R depressed they exercise less, gain weight, may develop high blood pressure which can lead 2added stress on the heart. Anxiety and stress over time also impact on heart health and general health and well being. Physical and mental health interact with 1another, but it is over simplistic 2blame a heart attack on depression, anxiety or stress. TakeCareOfBoth ...Read more

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What's the difference between heart attack and anxiety panic attack symptoms?

What's the difference between heart attack and anxiety panic attack symptoms?

Panic attacks: Panic attacks are psychologic reactions which can have symptoms which mimic those of heart attack. A real heart attack is caused by a heart blood vessel blocking off and damaging a part of the heart. Heart attack can be fatal. Panic attack usually isn't fatal but can be psychologically incapacitating. ...Read more

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How can I avoid panic attacks and heart fluttering?

How can I avoid panic attacks and heart fluttering?

Facing them: The two treatments for panic disorder are medication & cbt. Cbt involves exposure to the fear and not responding once the anxiety occurs. It involves facing fears head on. If you fall off a horse, you get back on. One needs to allow the anxiety to wash over them, cuz it will set you free. This is known as systematic desensitization. Or, you may need a medication. I would choose a nonaddictive one. ...Read more

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What causes my anxiety and panic attacks?

What causes my anxiety and panic attacks?

Possible Causes: Some things which can ^ risk for panic attacks include: previous abuse/ trauma as well as genetic predisposition. Traumatic brain injury, hyperthyroidism, hypoglycemia, mitral valve prolapse, recurrent hyperventilation, extreme physical activity, drug abuse & use of stimulants may ^ risk. Acute stressors or chronic stress, illness, claustrophobia & major life changes can also play a part. ...Read more

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How are panic attacks and panic disorders treated?

Panic Attacks: can be treated with psychotherapy & /or psychiatric medications. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & behavior therapy can be effective. Medications such as SSRI's or SNRI's may be used. Benzodizapines are sometimes used as well. ...Read more

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Does Hydroxyzine help with stress, anxiety, and panic attacks?

Does Hydroxyzine help with stress, anxiety, and panic attacks?

Yes and also therapy: Yes this can help in the short run but some counseling around anxiety management would be best for long term treatment ...Read more

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What causes panic attacks with hyperventilation?

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Panic: Usually there are no clear triggers for panic attacks. Finding good therapist that works with cognitive behavior therapy will help u explore the dynamics underlying your anxiety, and eventually concur the attacks. ...Read more

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Are panic attacks danger tomy heart?

Are panic attacks danger tomy heart?

No: Panic attacks can make you feel like you are going to die, and the belief that your heart is going to stop is quite common. However, although it certainly can make your heart rate rise alarmingly, there is no direct damage to your heart or lungs or any other bodily organ. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

A life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Panic Attack (Definition)

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will occur when not expected. The person lives in fear that ...Read more