Many experts claim that panic and tension, to a specific extent, are a necessary part of our survival process. Yet, when levels become so high that they undermine our thought processes, we naturally become afraid of them.
When our brains receive a gigantic surge of nervous signals made to warn us of imminent risk, the Amygdala, part of the mind, is activated. The Amygdala controls our nervous reaction.
When we’re given the sign to respond with anxiety our body produces Adrenaline (epinephrine). Adrenaline is released in the Adrenal Glands. Some individuals call adrenaline the “fright or flight” hormone. A release of adrenaline into your system can make you sweat, raise your pulse, churn your belly and induce irregular breathing – all features of the panic attack.
If there’s no impending risk as well as your system is loaded with Adrenaline, that hormone will never be used up or running away – the build up can give rise to a panic attack. However you don’t have to leave with constant anxiety and fear of next panic attack, take a look at this amazing book and follow all steps described there to reduce number of panic attack occurrences or even eliminate it at all.