CAUSES OF ANXIETY AND PANIC ATTACKS!

As with many mental health conditions, the exact cause of anxiety disorders isn’t fully understood. Life experiences such as traumatic events appear to trigger anxiety disorders in people who are already prone to becoming anxious. Inherited traits also can be a factor.
Medical causes
For some people, anxiety is linked to an underlying health issue. In some cases, anxiety signs and symptoms are the first indicators of a medical illness. If your doctor suspects your anxiety may have a medical cause, he or she may order lab tests and other tests to look for signs of a problem.
Examples of medical problems that can be linked to anxiety include:
-Heart disease
-Diabetes
-Thyroid problems
, such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism
Asthma
-Drug abuse
or withdrawal
Withdrawal from alcohol, anti-anxiety medications (benzodiazepines) or other medications
-Irritable bowel syndrome
-Rare tumors that produce certain “fight-or-flight” hormones
-Premenstrual syndrome
Sometimes anxiety can be a side effect of certain medications.
It’s more likely that your anxiety may be due to an underlying medical condition if:
-You don’t have any blood relatives (such as a parent or sibling) with an anxiety disorder
-You didn’t have an anxiety disorder as a child
You don’t avoid certain things or situations because of anxiety
-You have a sudden occurrence of anxiety that seems unrelated to life events and you didn’t have a previous history of anxiety
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FATTY FISH LOWER CHOLESTEROL

If you’re worried about heart disease, eating one to two servings of fish a week could reduce your risk of dying of a heart attack.
For many years, the American Heart Association has recommended that people eat fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids at least twice a week. Doctors have long believed that the unsaturated fats in fish, called omega-3 fatty acids, are the nutrients that reduce the risk of dying of heart disease. However, more recent research suggests that other nutrients in fish or a combination of omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients in fish may actually be responsible for the health benefits from fish.
Some people are concerned that mercury or other contaminants in fish may outweigh its heart-healthy benefits. However, when it comes to a healthier heart, the benefits of eating fish usually outweigh the possible risks of exposure to contaminants. Find out how to balance these concerns with adding a healthy amount of fish to your diet.