Symptoms, conditions and causes

What are the causes for panic attacks?

A panic attack is a sudden, severe anxiety. Many times during a panic attack, people feel a lot of fear, and they may also feel like they can’t breathe.

Symptoms:

  • Anxiety

  • Fear

  • Anger

  • Panic

  • Can’t breathe

Cause #1: High amounts of stress

High amounts of stress can cause your adrenals (stress-regulating glands) to overwork and not function properly. When they are not functioning correctly, they can’t control a high amount of stress and overcome it. The solution would be to support your nervous system and brain so your adrenals are able to calm your body down if it receives a sudden stress.

Remedies:

  • On an immediate basis, slow your breathing (4 seconds of breathing in and 4 seconds of breathing out)

  • Take vitamin B1:

• nutritional yeast • benfotiamine

  • Improve sleep (take naps if needed)

  • Take long walks outside (45 to 60 minutes a day)

  • Stop watching news (it can have a negative impact)

  • Consume adaptogens

  • Do acupressure techniques

Cause #2: Hypoglycemia (especially if you get a panic attack for no clear reason)

If you are on a high-carb diet, this can cause spikes in your blood sugar levels, and as result, your body will increase Insulin (fat-storing hormone) to lower it. Eventually, this can result in your body overproducing insulin as your cells are becoming resistant to it. Insulin, in its turn, will cause severe drops of blood sugar levels.

This is called hypoglycemia (too-low blood sugar). Hypoglycemia alone has symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks, fear, etc.

One of the ways to test whether low blood sugar is causing panic attacks is this: if you consume fewer sweets and carbs and you feel calmer, then hypoglycemia is the underlying issue.

Remedies:

  • Avoid snacking

  • Avoid sugar and refined carbs

  • Do the Healthy Keto® diet (will keep the blood under control)

  • Do an intermittent fasting plan

Last updated: Jun 20, 2023 14:28 PM