Panic attacks are nothing more than misfired body signals that lead to a false fight or flight alarm. Nevertheless, panic attacks are extremely uncomfortable and upsetting. No one is exempt from experiencing them. The attacks can happen anytime and anywhere. If these attacks are not managed, they can restrict your lifestyle and even lead to agoraphobia. To prevent this problem from progressing, here are eight tips to cope with the attacks.
1. Breathe Slowly
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During a panic attack, you may feel like you are having difficulty breathing. However, don’t be fooled. You are just hyperventilating and are taking in too much oxygen. To normalize oxygen levels, breathe slowly through cupped hands or a brown paper bag. Do this until you feel that you are breathing normally again.