There’s a number of reasons why people might get panic attacks. Financial problems, lack of sleep, poor nutrition, negative mindset, a medical condition, etc. However there has been many studies that have shown that panic attacks can be anticipated or even prevented.
We must keep in mind that lack of normal sleep, and poor nutrition will cause many physical as well as mental hazards. In addition chemicals in our foods play a big role in nutrient deficiency and the onset of many medical issues as well as the rampid spread of obesity throughout our nation.
A study conducted in 2013 by Okayama University Medical School may have made an invaluable discovery that could help anticipate, or even prevent, the initial symptoms of panic and hyperventilation attacks in at risk individuals.
A known common cause for attacks is low levels of serotonin in the body. This neurotransmitter plays a major role in regulating feelings of happiness and well-being, so a deficiency can easily result in increased anxiety and depression. Serotonin itself is synthesized from the amino acid tryptophan, a process that is known to rely heavily on the added components of vitamin B6 and iron. Researchers at Okayama University decided to delve deeper into the relationship between those key elements and occurrences of emergency level panic attacks.
In their study, researchers observed the levels of B6 and iron in patients who visited the emergency room due to severe panic attack or panic induced hyperventilation. They compared their measurements with a control group of individuals with healthy levels of both and found that both vitamin B6 and iron levels were significantly lower in the group who suffered from the attacks than in the control group.
These findings present a groundbreaking step in understanding potential triggers of panic attacks. With this new piece of information, the possibility of living life independent of sudden onset panic attacks becomes closer for individuals suffering from GAD and panic disorders.
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