ALTOPHOBIA & TREATMENT

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Read about altophobia medical facts: what is the definition of altophobia, what are the signs and symptoms, medical treatment & how to treat altophobia, information about the causes, diagnosis, and related altophobia diseases.

Definition: What is "altophobia"?

ALTOPHOBIA

Altophobia, or acrophobia, is a person's fear of heights. This fear can be very dangerous especially to those who are exploring high elevations; they may suddenly experience panic attack while going higher above the ground causing their heart to palpitate & lead to serious complications.

Symptoms & Signs

People who experience altophobia usually suffer from spinning sensations or vertigo, as they climb to higher places.

Treatment: How to Treat "altophobia"?

There is currently no treatment for altophobia.

Causes

Altophobia can be brought about by past traumatic experiences involving heights. Anxiety disorders can also aggravate this fear.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis is done by examining the symptoms suffered by patients exposed to heights.



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