An anxiety attack is an abrupt chemical imbalance in the body that produces intense fear or discomfort. While a panic or anxiety attack can reach its peak within a few minutes, it’s combination of threatening symptoms and chemical after-burn can leave a person reeling for hours, or even days.
The most common symptoms of anxiety or panic attacks include:
- Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate
- Trembling or shaking
- Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering
- Feelings of choking
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Nausea or abdominal distress
- Feeling dizzy, unsteady, light-headed, or faint
- Chills or heat sensations
- Paresthesia (numbness or tingling sensations)
- Derealization (feelings of unreality) or depersonalization (being detached from oneself)
- Fear of losing control or “going crazy”
- Fear of dying
I have written about the biochemical cause of anxiety, as it relates to magnesium deficiency and the adrenal glands, in my book, The Magnesium Miracle. The following excerpt is from Chapter One:
When the adrenals are no longer protected by sufficient magnesium, the fight-or-flight hormones, adrenaline and noradrenaline, become more easily triggered. When they surge erratically, they cause a rapid pulse, high blood pressure, and heart palpitations. The more magnesium-deficient you are, the more exaggerated is the adrenaline release.
Working with magnesium may be your solution to eliminating anxiety from your life, Magnesium plays a hugely important role in the body; it is required for cell growth and development, normal blood pressure, enables thousands of biochemical processes, contributes to the proper functioning of muscles and nerves, and releases appropriate amount of serotonin in the brain. Without adequate magnesium, the brain will not properly release serotonin, the chemical that the brain uses to stabilize mood.
Magnesium naturally calms the muscular and nervous systems. This is why people often experience muscle cramps when they are magnesium deficient – it’s the same reason as anxiety! When a person experiences an anxiety attack, it is likely that they are magnesium deficient, and the stress of an anxiety attack will further deplete the body of this beneficial mineral that most of us are sorely lacking.
There are several important factors in utilizing magnesium as part of a natural approach to relieving symptoms of anxiety and magnesium deficiency:
1. Use a magnesium that is non-laxative so you can take enough to make a difference in your health [ReMag].
2. Be committed to your protocol and stick with it long enough to achieve your desired results.
3. Accept that the solution really can be that simple.
4. Add other nutrients as required.
Tonight on our internet based radio show, Dr. Carolyn Dean will talk about Magnesium Deficient Anxiety along with a wide range of health topics and safe solutions. You will love hearing the beneficial interactions with our callers and hosts alike including the body/mind connection, identifying the ‘conflict’ in the ‘conflict basis’ of disease and much more!!