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Is there a medical explanation for why panic attacks happen?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Medical explanation

Please refer to my answer above for explanation of relationship between fear, adrenaline, blood co2 & blood sugar.

In brief: Medical explanation

Please refer to my answer above for explanation of relationship between fear, adrenaline, blood co2 & blood sugar.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Lactate

Ferris pitts demonstrated lactate infusions will induce panic in susceptible persons [sci.
American in 1960's]. Try various parasympathetic toning strategies...Tm, mindfulness, yoga, holotropic breathwork, healing breath, acupuncture, jogging....All give more balance to the autonomic nervous system. Then your fight or flight response is balance by the 'stay and play' response. Good luck!

In brief: Lactate

Ferris pitts demonstrated lactate infusions will induce panic in susceptible persons [sci.
American in 1960's]. Try various parasympathetic toning strategies...Tm, mindfulness, yoga, holotropic breathwork, healing breath, acupuncture, jogging....All give more balance to the autonomic nervous system. Then your fight or flight response is balance by the 'stay and play' response. Good luck!
Dr. James Eyerman
Dr. James Eyerman
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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Certainly the pathological production of several hormones can lead to episodes of anxiety; however, if an excellent physical exam with appropriate lab exams comes up normal, then an equally expert psychiatric evaluation should be the next step.
The underlying cause can go from circumstantial to complex - and to be considered toward the ''serious'' range.

In brief: Possibly

Certainly the pathological production of several hormones can lead to episodes of anxiety; however, if an excellent physical exam with appropriate lab exams comes up normal, then an equally expert psychiatric evaluation should be the next step.
The underlying cause can go from circumstantial to complex - and to be considered toward the ''serious'' range.
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
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