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Suffering from anxiety. Why do I think of death and heart attacks?

Dear sir , I am khethan 26 yrs old.... I am suffering from anxiety disorder problem.I a continuously thinking about death.i couldn t control these thoughts myself.If i heard any body went to death due to heart attack ,i ll feel heart attack will come to me also.many times that feeling is brought to me abnormal anxiety and panic problems...i having these problem since july 2011.if i heard about any death ( known or unknown) due to heart attack or accident, i will feel my heart beat increases, palpittans, fearing about heart attack......kindly help me to cure this problem...
Asked On : Sun, 19 Aug 2012
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Hi Khethan,

First of all try to relax.

I would suggest that you get a couple of investigations done to rule out other treatable causes of anxiety like hemoglobin, Thyroid function tests, blood sugar etc. If all the tests come back as normal, please be reassured that there is nothing majorly wrong with you ,and it is just a case of anxiety.

What happened on July 2011? Did any incident take place at that time which has made you fearful of death.

Regular exercise 30-45 minutes a day 5 days a week is a must. Exercise releases endorphins which will make you feel good.

I would also advise you to sign up for yoga/ relaxation exercises.

If none of the above mentioned measures seem to be helping, I would suggest you visit a psychologist who might be able to help you by counselling.

Hope this helps.

Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan
Answered: Sun, 19 Aug 2012
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