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How does hyperpnea affect the amount of carbon dioxide and oxygen in the blood?

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Dr. Asaf Presente
Pulmonary Critical Care 16 years experience
Low CO2, alkalemia: Deep or rapid breathing removes more gaseous co2 leading to less co2 in the blood and associated alkalemia - it has a minimal effect on oxygenation except in disease states.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How can hyperpnea affects partial pressure of carbon dioxide and oxygen levels in the blood?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
Hyperpnea/tachypnea: The rapid breathing will blow out co2 and lower its level in the blood. This may or may not affect the o2 level depending on the cause of the tachypnea.

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Last updated Oct 30, 2017

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