Tips to manage anxiety-induced hyperventilation

Tips to manage anxiety-induced hyperventilation

Hyperventilation is a condition when a person starts breathing very fast, feels weak and dizzy, has a bloated stomach and dry mouth, and experiences chest pain and muscle spasm. Breathing out carbon dioxide too quickly contracts the blood vessels going towards the brain, leading to lightheadedness and a tingling sensation. Additional symptoms could be racing mind and difficulty in concentrating. One might even get unconscious.

Hyperventilation can occur during a panic attack that can be dangerous. It can both be a cause and effect of anxiety. It can occur due to fast breathing, thinking about breathing and breathing in an unhealthy manner. Read more

Dealing with premenopausal anxiety

Dealing with premenopausal anxiety

Women undergo several physiological and psychological changes during perimenopausal phase, largely due to drop in hormone levels and irregularity of periods. This can be a mentally challenging time as a woman undergoes frequent mood swings and sleep disorders. One of the mental health disorders commonly experienced by most women during this phase is anxiety. Perimenopause can cause a plethora of disturbing symptoms alongside anxiety such as vaginal dryness, hot flashes, insomnia, panic attacks, helplessness, confusion, feelings of being neglected and isolated, and loss of self-confidence. Read more