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How hard is it to cure hyperventilation syndrome? what is the treatment?

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Dr. James Henning answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

It Depends..: Behavioral breathlessness and panic disorder overlap quite bit and a visit to your internist certainly sounds in order. Further, many other metabolic and anatomical conditions cause some of these symptoms, so a full workup is appropriate.

Answered 12/14/2013

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Paper Bag!: Rebreathing into a paper bag will raise your blood carbon dioxide and make you feel less dizzy!

Answered 6/7/2013

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Multiple causes: Hyperventilation can come from many different causes, including anxiety. Making sure none of the more physically dangerous causes are present, is important -- and can be done through a workup by your physician. Effective treatment (and its potential difficulty or ease) depends on the cause. Paper bag breathing isn't recommended -- but in anxiety, learning diaphragmatic breathing can help.

Answered 3/24/2015

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