Stop Panic Attacks – 5 Elements That Cause a Panic Attack

Nowadays, panic attack has become a common word and is on everyone’s tongue. Today panic attack is not restricted to some genre of people, but is rampant all over the world. Many times anxiety attack is mistaken to heart attack and the concerned person is admitted to the hospital hastily. The anxiety attack is started with certain symptoms such as chest pain, heart palpitation, dizziness, difficulty in breathing, lightheadedness, trembling and sweating. Once these symptoms are found taking place, you have to realize that you are the victim of panic attack.

Many times the victim of anxiety attacks senses of tingling and numbness in the hands or legs. He feels a certain chill is running through his body and he becomes bluer. Mostly, the attitude towards life determines the panic attack. A passive person is prone to anxiety attack. There are 5 elements that cause panic attack. They are-

Heredity- The lineage or family tree determines the panic attack. If a person’s ancestors suffered from anxiety or panic attacks then naturally the genetics of that person’s lineage carries the characteristic feature and the person is subjected to have this attack. There are bright chances of getting panic in heredity element.

Diet- Your diet habit determines the anxiety attack. Lack of vitamin B in your body makes room for this attack. Vitamin B deficiency can become the cause of panic attack and if B vitamin supplement is provided, the chances are greater to cure from being panic.

Certain Phobia- Particular phobia or fear of something can invite anxiety attacks. The fear may be of height, crowd or of a particular sound. Avoiding the fear element can thwart the panic attack before it occurs.

Personality- Your personality trait can determine being your panic. Generally, a passive person with negative attitude is more akin to have these attacks.

Medicines- Certain medicines or drugs do induce this problem. If you are consuming wrong or unnecessary drugs, then it may likely give you the side-effect of this problem. Consult with your physician if such medicines are inducing bad effect on your body and mind and change the medicines in case of obligation to take.

Panic or anxiety attacks are a threat to healthy life. You should be cautious if you are going to become the victim of these attacks. Don’t lose your heart if you have gotten this attack. Follow a certain certified guide which will help you to eliminate gradually and completely the panic or anxiety attack and make your life full of joy, health, vigor and confidence.

Herbs and Drugs – Be Informed to Make Safe Choices

What sources are to be believed when it comes to herbs and prescription drugs? The advertisers? The articles planted in magazines by manufacturers? Something your neighbor told you? A news story on TV that was actually written by vested interests? The latest results of some attention-grabbing new research that was paid for by those same interests? In other words, how can you separate fact from fiction to make choices that are in the best interests of your own health and well-being?

A basic understanding of herbs and prescription drugs can aid you in making decisions that support your better health.

Herbs & Pharmaceuticals

1. The difference between herbs and prescription is that herbs are botanical agents made by nature, while prescription drugs are chemical agents made in the laboratory (with few exceptions).

2. They each have a different history. Herbs have been around forever. They have been used as medicines since time began – to prevent and treat diseases, aid recovery, adapt to stress, eliminate toxins, relieve pain, aid digestion, clear congestion, lift the mood, reduce nausea and vomiting, clear infections, reduce inflammation, reduce cramping, stimulate colon cleansing, build health and vitality and more. It is the true traditional medicine. Using herbs to address such physical health issues is called phytotherapy. Prescription drugs have been around since 1890 or so.

3. Herbs have effects. Herbs are used for the most part for supporting the body to do what it is designed to do. Pharmaceuticals have both effects and side effects. They are used to reduce or eliminate symptoms. This is accomplished by stimulating, suppressing or replacing some bodily function. Because drugs interfere with or substitute for substances or processes inherent to the living body, they carry powerful toxicities. In other words, they are directed against biological process.

4. The same pharmaceutical agent is employed with everyone who has the same symptom. The assumption is that if the symptom is the same, the treatment will also be the same. For example, high cholesterol is treated with statins. While herbs can also be used for symptom control, use of herbs has a different aim. It is based on the assumption that this symptom which appears to be the same in a number of people, is the body’s way of dealing with a problem, that forcing the body not to have the symptom (high cholesterol) doesn’t solve it, and that suppressing symptoms makes them worse. The problem (the inflammation giving rise to the high cholesterol) is still there, but the suppressing agent handicaps the body in its attempts to resolve the cause. And it recognizes that the symptom (high cholesterol, in this example) is a result of inflammation, which can have unique causes for each individual. That’s why several people with high cholesterol might each take different herbs to address their condition.

The Relationship between Herbs and Drugs

The large majority of the population of the earth – especially in emerging nations, still depends on medicinal plants and herbal medicines for primary care. The World Health Organization estimates that well over 75% of the world’s population currently uses herbs in this way. Naturally, this means that there are any number of traditions and systems used to employ herbs. Four primary traditions operate currently: Ayurveda, Unani/Tibb, traditional Chinese medicine and Western herbal medicine.

The other 25% of the world population depends largely on modern pharmaceuticals. These patented medicines used today are actually based on herbal medicines and many still come from herbs. In short, herbs are a major source of drugs and the development of synthetic drugs. For example:

· the heart medicine digitalis is from Foxglove,

· the antispasmodic Atropine is extracted from the deadly Nightshade,

· the first antibiotic is from Penicillin mold,

· painkillers are from the Opium Poppy,

· muscle relaxants from Valarian,

· aspirin is from White Willow Bark.

According to World Resources Institute, forest peoples originally discovered the medicinal uses of three-quarters of the plant-derived drugs currently in wide use. In the northwestern Amazon alone, indigenous people use at least 1,300 plant species.

Modern drug companies still have their agents scouring the rainforest and living with the indigenous healers. Because natural herbs cannot be patented, their aim is to learn the skills of herbal medicine and translate them into patentable – and therefore highly profitable – synthetic medications in the laboratory.

Despite this dependence on herbs, the marketing arm of the pharmaceutical industry constantly releases inaccurate information to the public about herbs. They fund studies to elicit negative effects and then sound the alarm by placing stories throughout the media that herbs are dangerous.

They also operate in the political arena to have herbs removed from the marketplace. One documented negative reaction is often sufficient to stimulate contact with well-placed political officials (who often received campaign donations through the drug company). The official then places a rider on a bill to prevent the legal use of the herb. If this succeeds, it leaves the marketplace wide open for the patented pharmaceutical derived from the herb, which can then be marketed free of competition.

This is especially obvious when an herb is an effective agent but its availability competes with a pharmaceutical product. Such was the case when the herb Kava Kava, an effective relaxant and sleep remedy, was removed from the marketplace because it presents an effective alternative to Ambien(®), the sleep aid that was being promoted at that time. (Kava is since back on the market).

Nonetheless, the need for the phytotherapeutic approach at this time in history is underscored by some alarming statistics. They reveal that, regarding properly prescribed pharmaceuticals:

in the U.S. in 2011 doctors wrote 4.2 billion prescriptions – a little more than one per month for every man, woman and child;

· 100,000 people die from adverse drug reactions each year;

· another 200,000 per year are seriously injured from adverse reactions;

· more than 4,000 people every day are admitted to hospitals due to adverse drug reactions;

· properly prescribed pharmaceuticals are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S.;

when improperly prescribed pharmaceuticals are added, they rise to the third leading cause of death after heart attacks and cancer;

· more that 50% of all medicines are not correctly prescribed, dispensed and sold;

· 68 million prescriptions each year contain some sort of error.

Meanwhile, there is all manner of debate about illness and even deaths due to use of herbs. However, even counting all those blamed on herbal use, the statistics don’t even begin to match the huge numbers from pharmaceutical drug use.

Herbal Remedies versus Conventional Medicine

Compare herbal remedies that treat the whole body side by side with conventional medicine that cover the symptoms.

The American Medical Association Journal statistics showed that more than 100,000 people die every year in American hospitals from side effects of appropriately prescribed medicine.

There is an enormous amount of medication prescribed every day. The authorities admit they have no cure available for many of the diseases that afflict people today. But they continue to mask the symptoms.

Synthetic drugs have many side effects. First of all, they are toxic to all of our bodily systems. Remember this when you see prescription drugs pulled from the market place after having carried the FDA’s seal of approval for many years.

Unfortunately very few doctors inform their patients of possible side effects. For nearly every drug prescribed there are enough side effects to fill a book the size of a dictionary.

Is it too much to ask that our doctors know more about medicine than what the pharmaceutical companies teach them. Is it unreasonable to expect a doctor to be knowledgeable, and skilled in the art of healing after eight or more intensive years of training.

Shouldn’t modern medicines focus be on the patient as a whole instead of just on the disease?

Doctors are beginning to recommend that patients try some alternative medicines such as herbal remedies. Meanwhile they prescribe more drugs, while you do the research to locate alternative health solutions.

Did you know that…?

1. The pharmaceutical industry grosses more than $100 billion annually just in the U.S.

2. About one-fourth of the prescription drugs in the U.S. are plant based.

3. There are more than 80,000 various plants used in the world today.

4. Herbal remedies are the main form of medicine for three-fourths of the entire world.

Many people are researching alternative health solutions today, while looking for some much needed changes in their health care.

The choices are many, including herbal remedies, acupuncture, tai chi, qigong, yoga, ayurvetic medicine, holistic, hydrotherapy, massage therapies, homeopathy and energy medicine.

Information overload is absolutely mind boggling, and there are as many conventional medicine choices as there are herbal remedies.

There is becoming a much greater demand for safe, efficient and cost-effective natural health care solutions over the past twenty years or so.

I know this is no news flash to you, but preventing disease is still much easier than treating it. This is where herbal remedies can help. Herbal remedies use botanicals, which are simply natural plants to treat and prevent illness.

More people are turning towards herbal medicines for healing different health problems because they desire a more natural form of health care.

The main reason herbal remedies are particularly beneficial is because they treat the cause of the disease, instead of the effect of the disease (the symptoms).

Another good thing about herbal remedies is that they have less chance of side effects compared to conventional synthetic medications.

In a nutshell, we have to take responsibility for our own health, and do our best to prevent disease. An ounce of prevention is truly still worth a pound of cure.