A 23-year-old female asked:
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heart palpitation , shortness of breath , sense of impending doom , lightheadedness, after getting sexually excited or trying to reach orgasm , what could be the cause ?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Hyperventilating: Your symptoms are characteristic of hyperventilation syndrome in which rapid respirations blow off too much carbon dioxide leading to chemical changes in the blood resulting in a drop in serum calcium. The cure is blowing into a paper bag and breathing the carbon dioxide. Try not to hyperventilate during sexual activity.
Answered on Apr 14, 2020

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