You can help prevent Reference anxiety Opens New Window attacks:
- Avoid caffeine, such as coffee, tea, colas, energy drinks, and chocolate. Caffeine can keep you in a tense, aroused condition. For more information, see the topic Reference Healthy Eating.
- Do not smoke or use smokeless (spit) tobacco products. Nicotine stimulates many physical and psychological processes, causes your blood vessels to constrict, and makes your heart work harder. For more information, see the topic Reference Quitting Smoking.
- Exercise during the day. Even a brisk walk around the block may help you stay calm. For more information, see the topic Reference Fitness.
Reference Cognitive-behavioral therapy Opens New Window can help control symptoms of anxiety or panic.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference August 29, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Reference David Messenger, MD