Can you die in a panic attack?

Mexico.- Much has been said about panic attacks and the effects they can have on the human body, but can you really die from this?

First, it must be explained that a panic attack is an episode of intense fear that provokes intense physical reactions in those who experience it, whether there is a real danger or not.

According to experts, during panic attacks you can feel out of control, followed by a rapid heart rate that makes you think you may die.

Although sometimes in life they tend to disappear when the stressful situation is resolved, there are those who experience them often; this condition is called “panic disorder”.

However, those who have already experienced a panic attack have wondered if it is possible to die from this situation.

Life attacks are not life-threatening

Although a panic attack often feels like one can die, in reality they do not mean a riskif it causes a lot of fear and affects quality of life.

But how do you identify when you’re having a panic attack and how do you treat or prevent it in the process?

Typically, panic attacks come on suddenly, without warning.

Especially when a stressful situation arises and many times you feel as if you could die of a panic attack.

These are some of the symptoms that appear with panic attacks:

  • sense of danger
  • Tachycardia
  • Sweat
  • heavy breathing
  • tremors
  • sense of death
  • Chest pain
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • dizziness
  • feeling faint
  • Tingling in extremities
  • Fatigue
  • Blurry vision
Panic attack

PANIC ATTACK (MEGHAN HESSLER/UNSPLASH)

How can a panic attack be treated?

Although you cannot die from a panic attack and they are not usually frequent, it is always recommended to seek medical help that can offer a treatment that helps prevent them.

And it is that, on many occasions, the worst fear of a panic attack is the fear that repeat again or to die while having one.

This has led many people to choose to avoid situations that they know can trigger a panic attack, precisely because of the feeling of death.

In addition and as already mentioned, panic attacks are not dangerous and you can not die from one.

But Frequent panic attacks can decrease quality of life and can be difficult to control and worsen if not treated early.

Among the causes of a panic attack there are several causes, but among the factors that can influence one are:

  • The genetic
  • high levels of stress
  • Changes in brain function
  • negative emotions
  • traumatic events
  • major life changes
  • Excessive caffeine consumption
  • phobias
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
Panic attack

PANIC ATTACK (JOICE KELLY / UNSPLASH)

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