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Scranton, PA
A 28-year-old male asked:

What are the best breathing exercises for chronic hyperventilation syndrome? i need to restore normal co2 and o2 levels in my lungs. it's very hard.

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
Earlier answer: Treat the anxiety problem to decrease hyperventilation and do frequent rebreathing in a paper bag like a lunch bag to increase co2. The only other way would be to increase the precursor of co2 which is bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) by taking calcium carbonate (tums) or acetate.

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