Altophobia

Below you will find more information about Altophobia from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Altophobia it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Altophobia and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Altophobia comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

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 and lead to serious complications.

Diagnosis

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

Treatment

There is currently no treatment for altophobia.

Symptoms and Signs

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

Causes

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

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