|Acrophobia is described as an extreme, paralyzing fear of heights. This is one of the most common phobias which cause an intense, irrational fear of objects or situations. Most people may generally feel a bit apprehensive when looking down from a very steep cliff – this is considered a natural even appropriate feeling.
However, when you experience panic attacks, rapid breathing, nausea and dizziness or vertigo when walking onto a balcony, going up a flight of stairs, standing on a ladder or driving over a bridge, your fear has now become an irrational obsession. Acrophobia can have a negative impact on your life, limiting career opportunities as well as affecting simple day-to-day situations such as helping your child out of a tree, making holiday choices or changing a light bulb.