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why do i hyperventilate when i walk fast

A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Hyperventilate: There are several possibilities. If you mean by hyperventilating you are short of breath with effort of walking fast then it indicates that you may n ... Read More
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Processing oxygen.: Your body is trying to process oxygen, as you're exercising. As your muscles repetitively contract, they require a smooth flow of oxygenated blood, to ... Read More
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Dr. Naresh Rao
24 years experience Sports Medicine
Many causes: Rib fracture, intercostal muscle strain/tear, diagphragmatic hernia, reflux, lung scar tissue, etc. There are many causes that necissitate a proper h ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
It happens: If true it can/will recur at some point. If you are stable and comfortable now, I would schedule a visit with your doc to sort this out and come up wi ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
33 years experience Anesthesiology
Varies: This varies from person to person ranging from fast to not being able to fully pass out. When one hyperventilates, the arterial carbon dioxide level ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chester Berschling
50 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety: Best, quickest and least problematic way to stop anxiety quick.y is to breathe in and out of a paper bag covering your nose and mouth-sandwich size ba ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Seegers
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Hyperventilating: PremM ~ yes hyperventilating blows off CO2 and the low pCO2 in the blood disturbs calcium metabolism and you can get cramps in the long muscles and pa ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
39 years experience Cardiology
Pollution: Particulates that deposit in the lungs are uniformly distributed for the most part with local spikes(smoke etc).The larger the volume of air cycled th ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeremy Stidham
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Sleep disorder: Abnormalities of breathing during sleep should be evaluated with formal sleep study to screen for sleep apnea. Your doctor can arrange for this to be ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Barbuto
Specializes in Neurology
Complex: Hyperventilation at night can be related to stress, congestive heart failure, drugs taken at bed time, other. So, wide range of possibilities. Loraz ... Read More
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Dr. Luis Taylor
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Main causes: of hyperventilation are lung diseases such as pneumonia where rapid breathing compensates for low Oxygen. The second most common cause is Anxiety, wh ... Read More

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