(HealthDayNews) -- Panic attacks can be intense and disabling. In fact, people sometimes mistake a pounding chest and racing heart rate -- common panic attack symptoms -- for a heart attack, according to Barnes Jewish Hospital.
Here are some other signs of a panic attack:
- Heavy sweating.
- Shortness of breath.
- Sensation of choking.
- Dizziness or unsteadiness.
- Feelings of unreality or being detached from oneself.
- Fear of losing control.
If you think you suffer from panic attacks, speak to your doctor. The condition can be treated with medication and therapy.