Almost everyone suffers from some kind of phobia. It may be taken as normal, as long as it does not disturb our day-to-day functioning of life. I developed Cardiac Phobia after my 3rd shot—the precautionary dose of the Covishield vaccination. Coughing and breathlessness were the first things that troubled me. After that, I developed an irregular heartbeat / missed a beat, and was diagnosed with arrhythmia with PVC, which is premature ventricular contractions. To confirm the diagnosis, all necessary examinations were performed, including an EKG, a 2D echo, and Holter monitoring. Now it is on a regressing path, but whenever I get bouts of coughing or a little breathlessness, I become a bit panicky. My consulting doctor advised me not to watch my pulse. He said you have a cardiac phobia. Phobias are a very common entity among human beings since they developed their cognition abilities. The list of possible fears and phobias is endless.                                                                                                       What is Phobia?                                                                                                                                          The fear, fight, or flight response is a normal response of animals or human beings. It emanates from the limbic system of the brain, particularly the amygdala. Phobia is an out-of-proportion fear response to something that, in reality, has little or no real danger. That is to say, an exaggerated response.


Signs and symptoms of phobia include breathlessness, racing heartbeat, trembling, and profuse sweating.    Emotional Symptoms are Very anxious, panicky, feeling intense fear, wanting to run away, and sometimes crazy behavior. 

Common Phobias.–                                                                                                                                Acrophobia:- fear of heights.                                                                                                  Claustrophobia: fear of enclosed spaces.                                                                                 Entomophobia: -fear of insects. ..                                                                                                  Ophidiophobia: fear of snakes                                                                                                       Acrophobia: -Fear of flying                                                                                                              Agoraphobia- Fear of public space or crowds.                                                                                   Anginophobia: fear of angina pain in the chest                                                                                 Arachnophobia: Fear of spiders                                                                                                           Astraphobia – Fear of lightning and thunder.                                                                                       Hydrophobia: Fear of water.                                                                                                                   SOME SOCIAL PHOBIAS.                                                                                                                            -Androphobia – Fear from men                                                                                                                       -Gynecophobia: Fear from women                                                                                                                 -Glossophobia: The fear of speaking in public.  Besides, there are thousands of phobias in many different types of populations around the world.
Satish Tripathi
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