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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Not dangerous: Hyperventilation syndrome not considered dangerous. Several practices can help reduce hyperventilation. Practicing mindfulness breathing may help. Go ... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Mildly: Hyperventilate, and you'll drop your ionized calcium (it's your body adjusting to keep you healthy) and change your ekg. The only danger to life is if ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
Breathing: Too fast! - anxiety frequent cause z- see pcp for wk up.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rita Agarwal
34 years experience Anesthesiology
Not sure: Hyperventilation, doesn't have much benefit, it can change you acid base status amd make you light headed and dizzy. Slow deep breaths however can inc ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Quintana
43 years experience Psychiatry
Defined: Hyperventilation is over-breathing, which usually means that a person is taking rapid, short breaths using mainly the lungs, rather than deep slow bre ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Esguerra
15 years experience Psychiatry
Rapid breathing: Hyperventilation is essentially when someone breathes rapidly. There can be many normal and abnormal causes to rapid breathing. It is the other symp ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Breathing: in excess/ or beyond the needs of the body.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Miles
46 years experience Psychiatry
Breathing fast: hyperventilation means rapid breathing. Some people do this when they are anxious. It can cause tingling in the hands and feet, and this may make some ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Schlessel
Specializes in General Surgery
Yes: If you are breathing too fast for no physiologic reason, such as for fever or vigorous exercise, then breathing into a paper bag would be helpful.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Quintana
43 years experience Psychiatry
Fast breathing +: When you breathe, you breathe in oxygen & breathe out carbon dioxide. Excessive breathing creates low levels of carbon dioxide in your blood. Thi ... Read More

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