Nutritional Deficiency Panic Attack

Research seems to suggest that there may be a nutritional deficiency panic attack link. For those of you who suffer panic attacks, this could go a long way in the recovery process.

Vitamins & Minerals

Certain deficiencies in your diet can cause anxiety, phobias and panic symptoms. Some vitamins and minerals do have a calming and sedative-like effect. However, too much can aggravate it too.

When it comes to panic and anxiety, it is thought that magnesium, calcium and the B vitamins play a huge role in how we feel. A lack of magnesium and calcium can cause anxiety feelings.

In addition, a lack of calcium and magnesium can cause other stressful health problems. When the body is under stress, more adrenaline is produced. This can cause panicky feelings.

Too much of sugar or caffeine can also aggravate your current symptoms. Products like cola contain both these ingredients. If you can't stay away, aim to reduce.

Importance Of B Vitamins

B-complex vitamins are very important for the nervous system. Since there is a link between our nervous system and panic attacks, a deficiency can aggravate the problem.

Vitamin B12 can be found only in animal products like fish, poultry, eggs and milk products. Strict vegetarians need to get round this by eating fortified breakfast cereals.

Folic acid, another B vitamin helps make new cells. A lack of it can cause anxiety symptoms as well. Sufficient amounts can help prevent defects in a developing baby's brain and spine.

Consider making slow small changes in your daily diet. This could help reduce nutritional deficiency panic attack problems and ease some of the anxiety and stress from your life.

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