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A 39-year-old female asked:

Does hyperventilation causes oxygen level to drop in blood?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
No: Hyperventilation causes carbon dioxide to decrease in your blood, though.
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Not really: It will decrease your co2 ; cause vasoconstriction ; fainting..
Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctor commented
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and tetany which is where your hand muscles cramp and turn inward.
Dec 26, 2013
Last updated Jun 11, 2017


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