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Panic Attack Symptoms Greensboro NC

Everyone in Greensboro knows the feeling of Panic. Anyone who has experience a sudden extreme loss, or a suprising threat knows what panic is... increase in heart rate, sweating, uncontrollable, extreme fear. These are all symptoms of panic.

Thomas Ladd Henley, MD
Greensboro Obgyn Assoc Div 510 North Elam Avenue S
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1968

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Aldo W Mell, MD
213 E Bessemer Ave
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1951

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Victor Hanna Morcos, MD
(336) 854-2391
236 S Elm St Ste E
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ain Shams Univ, Fac Of Med, Abbasia, Cairo, Egypt (330-04 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1964

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Gerald Dale Taylor, MD
(336) 852-4821
700 Walter Reed Dr
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1970

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Keshavpal Reddy, MD
(336) 632-3505
522 N Elam Ave Ste 101
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Osmania Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Rowan Reg Med Ctr, Salisbury, Nc; Memorial Hospital Of Martinsvi, Martinsville, Va
Group Practice: Triad Psychiatric & Counseling

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Andraos N Nicola, MD
(336) 513-4200
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1953

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James E Manning IV, MD
(336) 282-3845
700 Walter Reed Dr
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1992

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Janardhana Jonnalagadda, MD
(601) 984-5826
301 E Washington St
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Sri Venkatesvara Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Tirupati, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1992

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Richard J Weintraub, MD
(781) 431-8686
520 N Elam Ave
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1970

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James Scott Williford, MD
(336) 292-1510
600 Green Valley Rd Ste 204
Greensboro, NC
Specialties
Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1989

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Panic Attack Symptoms

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Author: Greg Podsakoff

Everyone knows the feeling of Panic. Anyone who has experience a sudden extreme loss, or a suprising threat knows what panic is... increase in heart rate, sweating, uncontrollable, extreme fear. These are all symptoms of panic.

But what about a panic attack? Well, this is a very common problem for many people around the world, and unfortunatly are usually "brushed off" by the rest of society. The stigma attached to people who suffer panic attacks is that they are "weak minded", or "overly nervous". Nothing could be further from the truth. It takes a genuine fear to bring on a panic attack, and it is important to understand the warning signs so the sufferer can help regulate and control them better.

When a panic attack hits, it usually feels like the world, even the body, is caving in suddenly on a person. This is the way the human body responds to extreme danger. The issue here is, the perceived danger isn't as serious as the person suffering the attack feels it is, but they don't usually recognize this on a concious level. First, breathing increases, then adernaline is released. The person goes into "fight or flight" mode, and the body gears up to take on a dangerous situation.

The next symptoms of a panic attack are easily noticed. First, a person begins to perspire. This is because the body is heating up due to increased heart rate and faster, shallower breathing. This causes more fear, as a person feels like they cannot breath enough, and they start getting very scared about not getting enough air. Then, symptoms can go on to get much worse, and to the victim, it can start to feel like a heart attack! However, if these first symptoms are noticed and steps taken to slow the onset of the attack, it is possible to stop the attack just as it is getting started.

This is the persons body starting to trigger the "fight or flight" mode as a response to the percevied immediate danger. In the cave man days, it was necessary for our body to "turn on" when danger was around, it was our way of fighting better, or running faster. However, this type of physical response to stress is harmful in the long run to our bodies. Our cardiovascular system is pushed to the limit. Our mind is too focused to think properly. We can become dizzy, exhausted, and even faint if we stay in this mode for too long. The sweat takes water and necessary chemicals out of our body, and we can dehydrate. Continuing exposure to the adrenaline can create numb fingers, toes, hands and feet. If it gets this bad, it is necessary to lie down, and try to relax.

The good news is, if a panic attack is identified by the first signs of sweating and shortness of breath, it can be negated to the degree of "short circuiting" out the fight or flight mechanism, and no panic attack will develop. This will help a person maintain a healthy body, and keep the psychological damage of an extreme panic attack to a minimum. The trick is as soon as you can identify the shortness of breath and the sweating symptoms, you need to sit down, and take deep, slow breathes through the nose if you can. Focus on a relaxing thought.

This will all take some practice, but with time, you can use this calm, deep breathing technique to cut a panic attack short.

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Greg Podsakoff is the editor of Herbal Remedies That Work. or more natural stress relieving treatments, including the most effective herbs of all for relaxation Herbs for Stress Relief For other top herbal remedies that have been proven to treat illnesses, visit Herbal Remedies

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