7 natural remedies for a panic attack

Panic attacks are defined as crises that originate when the autonomic nervous system gets confused and interprets a series of signals in a wrong way, which leads to a borderline situation.

The person who experiences it perceives that he is facing imminent danger, feels threatened and vulnerable and, in order to “survive”, he reacts by tensing muscles, sweating, increasing palpitations or hyperventilating.

When this happens in situations that are no real threat and you can not regain control, you are facing a panic attack

What are the symptoms that precede that situation? An anxiety crisis occurs suddenly and the body begins to have very obvious physical reactions: dizziness, dry mouth, sweating of the hands and armpits, tremors, tachycardia, lack of oxygen, throbbing pain in the stomach or head, vomiting and crying.

Who suffers for the first time these crises feels that he is going to die, he feels that something similar to a heart attack is happening to him and that causes even more “fear”.

There is an uncontrolled physical reaction that multiplies anxiety, so you enter a dangerous spiral of nerves.

If there is any doubt, it is best to go to the emergency room, where they will confirm that everything is fine physically and that the organism is not suffering any mishap and then the natural remedies can be applied, which are detailed below:
Popular remedies
Remedy for panic attacks # 1: Breathe deep to regain control, it must be clear that the body is not happening and that at no time life is in danger. It is necessary to say that what you feel is just a psychic question. Then it is necessary to sit or lie down and close your eyes.

 

 

Remedy for panic attacks # 2: Wet the face and neck with cold water.

 
Remedy for panic attacks # 3: Pour 2 tablespoons green tea leaves into a cup of hot water. Leave infused for 5 minutes. Add, if desired, a splash of lemon juice and a few drops of honey. Take 2 times a day. This remedy, according to research carried out, helps to reduce the stress of the organism and improves moods. Hence, it is considered ideal to combat panic attacks.

 

Remedy for panic attacks # 4 Place the palm of the hand on the right epigastrium (the part above the liver) and press ten to fifteen times, quickly and forcefully. This acupressure remedy should be applied, preventively; in the morning, immediately after waking up and before getting up. This is an acupressure remedy.

Remedy for panic attacks # 5 Tighten the points found when hitting the middle finger with the thumb put. You have to hit hard five times in a row. This remedy immediately feels that the attack is happening
Remedy for panic attacks # 6 Press the wrists, precisely in the place where the pulse is taken. The most indicated for this is to use the thumb of the other hand, but trying to press only two or three times, with brevity and without excessive force.

Remedy for panic attacks # 7 Place the middle finger in the fold of the skin between the nose and the upper lip. and press the skin hard against the teeth. Even if you notice an unpleasant sensation, keep pressing this point. You will soon see that the concomitant symptoms disappear.

Recommendations
Going to a professional to try to identify the situations that cause these attacks and the person can then “reeducate” the brain to understand that, in reality, these situations are not dangerous and that it is not necessary for the body to be put on “alert red. ” It will also be the professional who gives some guidelines in case it happens again.
What techniques are used? It is taught to act through two ways: one preventive and another palliative. For example: We must induce positive thoughts to counteract those negative ones that escape and thus put the mind to “our favor”.

At the moment the attack is perceived, the brain must be instructed to focus on other activities that will be incompatible with the “worrying” thoughts it is feeding. This unlocks the mind. And, above all, think positive: “I will overcome the panic, I will guide my thoughts, with this control of my mind and breathing slowly, I will get it”.

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Panic attacks: Complete guide to overcome it

We have all been afraid at some time, but fear and panic attacks are not the same. Therefore, this guide can help you to recognize and overcome it

What are panic attacks?
If you are here, it is because you have surely suffered panic attacks or have lived them closely in some of the people around you. It is even possible that this has led you to avoid situations because of the fear they generate. Below you will find a guide that will help you to cope with panic attacks or to know how to offer help if a close person suffers.

Panic attacks are characterized by the presence of intense physical symptoms. Faced with these symptoms, the person reacts with fear and thinks that something bad will happen such as fainting or a heart attack. It is precisely this negative thought that causes greater anxiety and fear.

Undoubtedly, one of the characteristics that most aggravate the situation is that once this feeling has been experienced once, the fear of repeating that episode begins to grow. But how to deal with panic attacks? Discover below tips of interest.

Overcoming panic attacks is easier if …
Each person has their times and mechanisms to deal with panic. What for some is an ideal solution, for others it is useless and vice versa. Below we will give tips that work for many people but, of course, the most important thing is that you can find specialized psychological help to treat anxiety and make your progress more immediate.
You realize that it’s going to happen

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The symptoms of a panic attack start an hour before it starts. For that reason, if you know the signs that are repeated in each attack, you will be able to realize it in time and avoid the fear that it generates that happens to you of unforeseen. Knowing the sensations before a panic attack will make you feel more prepared to deal with anxiety and do it quickly and effectively. Some of these symptoms are: chest pain, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or dizziness.

You learn relaxation techniques

Getting control of the effect that physical symptoms have on the body is much easier if we have relaxation techniques that allow us to maintain a certain balance in our body. Knowing these techniques provides security and decreases the fear of another possible attack.

You explain what happens to family and friends

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The fact of opening up and telling your feelings and emotions to your trusted people not only makes you feel comfortable but also assumes in a clearer way what is the situation you are going through. Analyzing and verbalizing your emotional state makes you more aware of it and that helps you cope with a panic attack.

You have a healthy life

Healthy eating and sleeping habits have a positive effect on emotional well-being. Good sleep hygiene results in the release of hormones that counteract stress hormones and therefore helps us to be physically and emotionally stronger, as well as controlling anxiety while you sleep. For its part, a good diet also reduces stress and also strengthens the immune system, making the body is better prepared.

You make a list of the steps to follow and you always carry it
This will make you feel more secure and prepared in case you suffer a panic attack. It is a question of summarizing the steps that must be carried out before the attack and writing them in a place of easy accessibility, be it a small list in paper that we carry in the portfolio or a note of the mobile.

What steps should you follow?

1-Go to a safe place

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If the symptoms you are suffering lead you to think that you are about to panic or you are already living it, it is best to retire to a place that makes you feel more calm. A place where you have enough privacy to begin to relax and not be forced to interact with people.
2- Just relax.

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Work your breath to get relaxed when the panic attack appears. Concentrate on your inspirations and exhalations to regulate your hormonal levels. Do not stop breathing like this until your symptoms begin to disappear.

3-Stop the negative thoughts

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Surely there is a negative thought that is causing the attack. That thought is generating alarms that come to your brain in the form of a threat, so you must send the opposite thought to cut the emergency signal. In this sense, it is important that you clear the thoughts that are repeated over and over again in your head. For example, it will be useful for you to think “FOR” each time the negative thought appears.

4-Repeat phrases that calm you

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It is important to stop negative thinking but also change it for another adaptive one. Make a list of thoughts that calm you down and leave it in an accessible place in case the attack repeats itself. Some of those thoughts could be:
“I know what are the symptoms of the panic attack, I know I’m not going to die because the sensation of choking ends up happening if I breathe well.”
“This pain is going to happen, I’ve already overcome a panic attack before.”
“I know that a time will come when the symptoms will begin to diminish and the discomfort will disappear.”

4-Be aware of your emotions
So negative is to make the panic attack the center of your life and that you are not able to think of something else, like underestimating your suffering. You need to be aware of what an attack is, of the effects it has on you and of the solutions to face them. Recognizing your emotions or thoughts that trigger a panic attack to a greater extent will be critical to ending them.

Fighting an attack is not easy, so it is important that you congratulate yourself and recognize your great work once the symptoms have stopped. You have achieved it, you must keep in your memory the feeling of satisfaction in case the attack is repeated, that will remind you of what you have been capable of.
What is the solution?
When we speak of panic attack we must separate the facilitators that make you approach emotional well-being and the real solution to achieve it definitely. In the group of facilitators you can find breathing as a way to regulate us, relaxation techniques, diet care or exercise to prevent anxiety, among others.

On the other hand, the real solution, even if it is not a miraculous formula, is undoubtedly the option that obtains the best and most lasting results. This solution is to go to a professional, who not only gets you to control a panic attack but to disappear altogether. Together with a psychologist you will find the origin of the problem and by treating the real cause, you will be able to understand why it happens to you and then eliminate them.

The help of a psychologist in addition to the above, can prevent panic attacks trigger a generalized anxiety disorder. That is why it is essential that the search for help is made as soon as possible, without letting the continuous attacks undermine the self-esteem of the sufferer and associated problems appear as inability to carry out the normal routine or difficulty to maintain performance. In a next post I will talk about natural remedies to help to overcome panic attacks.

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3 foods that increase your risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disorder of the brain and nervous system apparently caused by the buildup of a type of plaque in the brain. It disrupts the electrical signals between neurons that normally direct thoughts and memories in the brain. The result is that the person slowly becomes more and more forgetful. A certain amount of forgetfulness is normal with aging. But the Alzheimer’s patient develops far more disrupted thinking patterns, losing the ability to recognize familiar people, even family memories, eventually. Sometimes, in late stages, their personalities change also, they become paranoid, and they become completely unable to take care of themselves

Many research show that Alzheimer disease is connect with bad eating habits and
By limiting these foods in your diet, you may be able to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

1. Red meat
Red meat is rich in iron, which your body needs to avoid anemia, chronic fatigue and weak muscles. However, too much iron can end up causing damage from too many free radicals in the body. When iron builds up in the brain, it fills up as the area known as “gray matter.”

This is a part of the brain that shows one of the first signs of degeneration as we get older. Too much iron in this area can accelerate the aging process. It may not be necessary to cut all red meat from your diet, but to limit its consumption and choose the best quality, grass-fed beef can help.

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2. Carbohydrates and refined sugars
In a 2012 study, researchers found that people age 70 and older who ate a heavy carbohydrate diet were almost four times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than those who ate a healthier diet. Carbohydrates are usually loaded with sugar. They increase the levels of glucose and insulin in the body, causing the blood sugar to rise.

A long-term heavy carbohydrate diet may end up leading to insulin resistance over time. If your body begins to ignore insulin, your pancreas will compensate by producing even more. High levels of insulin can end up damaging blood vessels in the brain, causing memory problems. In Alzheimer’s patients, some parts of the brain become resistant to insulin.

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3. Advanced glycation end products (AGE)
AGE stands for advanced glycation end products – chemicals that are naturally found in our bodies and in some foods. AGEs have been linked to diabetes and poor cardiovascular health. Scientists are now realizing that, they could also play a role in brain decline.
In a 2014 study, researchers examined the role of AGEs in animal subjects of study. They found that those who were eating the least amount of AGE, experienced a better cognitive function. A similar study was performed on human participants. When the researchers studied the diets of 90 healthy people 60 years of age or older, they found that those who ate diets with these products (AGE), showed decreased brain during the course of the nine months of study. AGE’s foods include red meat, cheese, cream, butter and processed grains.

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Foods that help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s
Research has shown that a Mediterranean diet can help reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Emphasize fresh fruits and vegetables, wild seafood, poultry, nuts and olive oil in your diet. The Mediterranean diet is full of excellent foods to maintain a sharp brain, as are healthy fats. The omega-3 fatty acids in these foods play an important role in brain health because they slow down the aging process.

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10 foods that calm your anxiety

Being anxious makes you feel restless and agitated, something like an anguish in which you do not really know what to do. Even anxiety can be one of the causes of you eating and eating foods that do not go well and increase your weight. Therefore we will give you a list of 10 foods that calm anxiety:

Avocados

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Avocado is rich in vitamin B, improves the health of the nerves and brain cells, which are those that control the symptoms of anxiety. Vitamin B relieves stress. Avocado lowers blood pressure and delivers potassium to the body.

Almonds

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They offer you a couple of almonds and you reject them, well do not do it. Maybe this is the remedy to reduce your anxiety, almonds are rich in vitamin B2 and E, also reinforce the immune system during times of stress.

Blueberries

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A handful of blueberries as food between meals would not go amiss. These have vitamin C and antioxidants that reduce stress. When stress is reduced by the consumption of vitamin C anxiety disappears, it is best to put some yogurt or fiber cereal to supplement.

Oats

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Oats contain a compound called serotonin that induces calm to flow in your body. Getting oatmeal is easy, if you prefer it in flakes, take a recipe from your grandmother and prepare an oat cake or drink a glass of instant oatmeal with milk and go.
Asparagus

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Anxiety is frequent when you have depression and the latter is often caused by low levels of folic acid, where the asparagus that are rich in this compound and improve energy appear. For today’s lunch a pair of steamed asparagus would be fine.

Spinach

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Magnesium regulates cortisol levels and promotes the feeling of well-being, this compound is in all spinach, even in those that Popeye eats. Well a spinach pie turns out well at noon, right?

Milk

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If you have anxiety, take a glass of warm milk before going to sleep. Milk knows how to cure insomnia and anxiety, all due to its components of antioxidants, vitamin B12 and calcium. It even has a protein that reduces blood pressure.
Orange

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Most people usually take an orange juice in the morning, is that vitamin C is a compound that helps reduce blood pressure and the stress hormone. Maybe you should not put sugar, pure orange juice will be good to start the day.

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Most people usually take an orange juice in the morning, is that vitamin C is a compound that helps reduce blood pressure and the stress hormone. Maybe you should not put sugar, pure orange juice will be good to start the day.

Salmon

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Salmon is a meat rich in Omega-3, helps maintain adrenaline and cortisol regulated. Also, it’s delicious. It is about you eating a piece of salmon a week, this also protects your heart and decreases the risk of serious diseases.

I hope that these 10 foods that calm anxiety can help you achieve your peace of mind and the well-being you deserve. Needless to say that you have to eat fair amounts of these healthy foods, if you exceed them, they may not benefit you.

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Myths and facts about Diabetes

This post deals with some of the most common beliefs, facts about diabetes and its management. You probably know someone with diabetes or maybe you have diabetes. For every person diagnosed with type II diabetes, there is another one that remains undiagnosed. It is time to learn more about this epidemic.
Myth 1. Diabetes is a disease that only fat people suffer from
Having extra weight, especially around the waist, is an important risk factor for type II diabetes. But, genetics also play a key role. That is, some people who have extra weight do not develop diabetes.

While others who are thin will suffer from the disease.

It is the interaction between our genes and our lifestyle that influences the development of type II diabetes. Genetically predisposed people pay the price for following the Western lifestyle, developing diabetes. Weight does not play a vital role! In fact, most people with type I lose weight before being diagnosed due to lack of insulin.

Myth 2. Diabetes is not a serious illness
Unfortunately, it is not true with the increase of diabetics in the coming decades, diabetes is something we should all take seriously. The sad reality is that diabetes, especially when it is not managed well, can lead to health problems such as:

Heart disease.
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Retinopathies
Problems in blood vessels, etc.
There can even be problems that lead to amputations.
The good news is that, with proper management, the risk of these complications is significantly reduced.

We also know that up to 60 percent of cases of type II diabetes can be prevented with lifestyle changes. Early diagnosis and current treatments allow many people with diabetes to live a life relatively free of complications.

Myth 3. Should I forget about my favorite food?

Living habits, including a healthy diet, play an important role in the management of diabetes.But, there is no special diet for diabetics. A person with diabetes should follow a healthy diet, just like the rest of us. And this may include your favorite foods. There are some foods (for example, cakes, cakes, cookies, chips, candy, soda and fried fast food) that it is better to eat occasionally (in small portions) and not daily.

The timing and amount of food becomes more important, particularly for people who take medications or insulin, since the goal is to keep blood sugar levels as stable as possible. For a person with type II diabetes who is overweight, a healthy eating plan should also aim for gradual weight loss. The approach to type 1 diabetes is more about the insulin dose than the foods you eat.

What is insulin?
Insulin is a hormone produced by the cells of the pancreas.

When we eat carbohydrates, they are processed into glucose (the simplest form of sugar) that is absorbed into the bloodstream.

When glucose enters the bloodstream, insulin is released and helps in the transport of glucose to our muscles and cells, where it will be used as energy.

Without insulin, glucose accumulates in the blood (high blood sugar levels) and we are unable to use it as energy.

Myth 4. Too much sugar causes diabetes
There is no evidence whatsoever that by itself sugar causes diabetes.
While diabetes means having too much sugar in the blood, the relationship is not so simple. Type I diabetes occurs as a result of the immune system attacking its own insulin-producing cells. That has nothing to do with eating sugar.However, it would be valuable to know why the attack occurs.

And, in type II diabetes, insulin is unable to function properly to get glucose (sugar) from the bloodstream to access the muscles and cells.

This is made worse by being overweight, sedentary, and eating too much saturated fat.
Sugar, per se does not cause insulin resistance – although obviously when you eat in excess it can contribute to gain weight, which then increases the risk.

1. Facts about diabetes: There is no such thing as ‘mild’ diabetes
Some people with type 2 diabetes who do not take medications assume that their diabetes is mild or less severe, but unfortunately this is not really the case.

The reality is that if blood sugar levels are not controlled and the body stays at consistently high levels, then complications develop.

We also know that type II diabetes is a progressive disease and therefore, over time, the disease usually progresses to the point of needing tablets and then insulin.

Taking diabetes seriously from the start includes introducing appropriate lifestyle changes and taking medications when necessary.

Measures that will help slow down the progression and reduce the chances of developing complications.

2. Facts about Type 1 Diabetes
It occurs when the body’s immune system destroys the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. Without insulin-producing cells, the person with type I diabetes must obtain insulin either by injections or with an insulin pump.

It is also necessary to balance food, activity and insulin to maintain blood sugar levels as close as possible to normal values.

Type 1 diabetes accounts for about 10 percent of diabetes cases. It is usually diagnosed in children and young adults, but it can occur at any age.

3. Facts about type II diabetes
It develops because the body’s insulin is unable to function properly or when the body can not produce enough insulin to maintain normal blood sugar levels.
The risk of developing type II is greater in overweight and sedentary people.

Diet and exercise are the first line of treatment. But most people with type II diabetes will need oral medications and possibly insulin injections over time.

Type II diabetes accounts for 90 percent of people with diabetes. It is usually diagnosed in older people, unfortunately it is becoming increasingly common in children.

What you need to know about type II diabetes
Type II diabetes begins with a problem called insulin resistance.

The body’s insulin is unable to function properly, and the cells can not absorb glucose for energy, so glucose (sugar) stays in the blood.

Misconceptions about Diabetes
Therefore, eventually blood sugar levels increase, and prediabetes begins to develop, ending in type II diabetes.

For most people it is a gradual progression that lasts for many years.

But unfortunately often it is not diagnosed until in advanced stages when they have had high blood sugar levels for some time.

The main problem with diabetes is the damage to the blood vessels that occurs when blood sugar levels remain high for prolonged periods of time.

This can lead to heart disease, kidney disease, circulation problems and eye damage.

With lifestyle changes and the addition of medications as needed, you can avoid or significantly reduce the risk of developing these complications.

Early diagnosis and maintaining good control of blood sugar levels, cholesterol and blood pressure are key.

How to know if you are at risk
It is possible to have type II diabetes without symptoms, so knowledge of risk factors is key to early diagnosis.

The symptoms of diabetes can include excessive thirst, frequent urination, blurred vision and fatigue.

If you have a family history of diabetes, extra weight around the waist, or have high cholesterol and high blood pressure, your risk is higher and you should check yourself regularly.

Women who have polycystic ovary syndrome  or who have had gestational diabetes or large children are also at greater risk.

The risk of type II diabetes also increases as we get older.

If you are worried, talk to your GP for a simple blood glucose test.

Taking early action significantly reduces the risk of developing diabetes.

Research has shown that people with prediabetes who make changes in diet, exercise and weight can reduce their risk by almost 60 percent.

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