Anginophobia

Anginophobia is known by a number of names – Anginophobia, Fear of Angina, Fear of Choking, and Fear of Narrowness being the most common – the problem often significantly impacts the quality of life.

Anginophobia is defined as a persistent, abnormal, and unwarranted fear of angina, choking, or narrowness. Every year this surprisingly common phobia causes countless people needless distress – Fear of angina, choking or narrowness.

Anginophobia is common in people who has a past history of heart diseases or have experiences angina or choking. Anginophobia may also occur in people who have seen people suffering from cardiac arrest or choking.

Most of the Anginophobia treatment take months or years and sometimes even require the patient to be exposed repeatedly to their fear.

The symptoms include:

  • Breathlessness.
  • Nausea.
  • Feelings of dread.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Rapid breathing.
  • Irregular heartbeat.
  • Sweating.
  • Heavy breathing.
  • Anxiety.
  • Choking.

 

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