Anxiety attacks can be fairly terrifying to people because they come out of nowhere and when they come on, you never know how strong they will be. When it happens to you, you may not understand what is going on, and sometimes you might mistake an anxiety attack for a heart attack or a stroke. I want to make some clarifications for you on anxiety attack symptoms so if something like this ever happens to you, you can discern what is really happening in your body.

Anxiety attacks are triggered by stressful situations most of the time. Situations that are beyond your control that can come out of nowhere. When this happens, it is important to know how your body reacts so you can know how to handle an anxiety attack.

There are a number of physical symptoms that come with anxiety attacks and they come with different levels of severity. Here are some of the symptoms to look for if you ever feel like you're having an anxiety attack: Fast heartbeat, flushed feeling, difficulty breathing, extreme dizziness, nausea headache, chest pain, heart palpitations and a feeling of dread.

Medication tends to be a big help to people that suffer with anxiety attacks. The medications helps to calm the nerves and the mind so that in situations out of your control or general stress does not overtake you to a point where an anxiety disorder of ruins your day or life.

Although medication is wonderful and controlling the effects of anxiety disorders, you may consider behavioral therapy. Behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders will help you to change your thought patterns so that they don't go into a trail of thoughts that are destructive when you're under stress. A counselor will work with you to help you understand how to bring your thoughts captive and turn them around so that anxiety disorders will not take you over in any given situation.

There are two other ways to release the stress of anxiety attacks. And this is by exercising regularly and doing deep reading exercises. If possible spend 20 to 30 minutes a day doing deep breathing and exercising will help to release the stress that has been built up over the day that will eventually turn into an anxiety attack. The more stress that you can relieve through these activities,the less often and less intense anxiety attacks will be.