Unfortunately, anxiety and panic attacks affect several million people. It affects people from all walks of life, irrespective of their age. sex or mental health difficulties. Unfortunately, when compared with men, twice the number of women seems to suffer from these attacks. Most anxiety and panic attacks have some sort of trigger that sets them off. Therefore, it is important for you to uncover the triggers that are likely to create anxiety situations. Among the most common triggers are stress, personal problems, and work pressures. People who are exposed to extreme and sustained stress are also likely to exhibit so form of anxiety as well at some stage or the other. Hence one of the ways of managing anxiety and panic attacks is to be aware of the triggers that lead into more sustained anxiety experiencing which in turn can become embedded over time. Hence, ways to overt these occurences are: * Avoid known trigger situations. This is only a temporary strategy to avoid a problem from escalating because in the long-term you can’t avoid people, lifts public speaking, etc. forever.
- Learn and use meditation, controlled breathing or relaxation techniques to de-stress a situation and lessen the impact of a known trigger.
- Sometimes, simple stress management techniques, such as, relaxing baths, massage and exercise helps take the edge off an arising anxiety or panic level, just enough for you to ride it out.