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Can A School Nurse Help Treat Hyperventilation
Hyperventilation syndrome? It's hard for me to breathe through the diaphragm and it's hard to breathe slower and less. Is hvs easily treatable?
Acid-base: Hyperventilation drives the carbondioxide from the lungs , so you develop respiratory alkalosis which causes hypokalemia( low potassium).If someone has hyperkalemia and hyperventilation, they probably have some other underlying cause like metabolic acidosis which could be due to several reasons like severe diarrhea, kidney failure, infection.These are only few and one should consult nephrologist. ...Read more
Many Ways: Have a look at the reference below....It is fairly technical but may resonate! please, see your care provider and discuss areas you think might apply to you or about which your understanding is unclear...This paper suggests that behavior modification may be of help. Sandy jack, harry b. Rossiter, christopher j. Warburton, and brian j. Whipp behav modif, october 2003; vol. 27, 5: pp. 637-652. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat anxiety: beathing into a bag is a short term solution ! ...Read more
Stop hyperventilatin: It isn't oxygen level that determines our breathing its the ph or acid/base balance of our blood. When we take over our body's unconscious control of breathing we tend to over breath raising the blood ph which causes a series of physical effects. Once aware of this we can recognize these times and let go of our conscious control, allow the body its own respiratory rate, and the symptoms will stop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benzodiazepines/CBT: If you are hyperventilating due to anxiety, it leads me to think you suffer from panic episodes. Many panic episodes are not triggered by a situation or thought, and in such cases, people usually respond well to treatment with fast-acting benzodiazepines such as alprazolam. If panic is brought about by a situation or thought(s), then cbt may help in lieu of (or addition to) medication. ...Read more
Abdominal breathing.: Instructing patients to breathe abdominally, using the diaphragm more than the chest wall, often leads to improvement in subjective dyspnea and corrects many of the associated symptoms. Diaphragmatic breathing slows the respiratory rate, gives patients a distracting maneuver to perform and provides patients with a sense of self-control during episodes of hyperventilation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aw, c'mon: As long as you are getting high; why care about destroying your brain. ...Read more
Insensitive loses: The humidity of your exhaled air approaches 100%, which is why it frosts in the cold or you can fog up a mirror. This expelled humidity will eventually deplete your body fluids if they are nor replaced.It is considered an insensitive loss, as you don't recognise it as you would urine losses. ...Read more
Hyperventilation: We always say use a bag for rebreathing, i guess it would be funny to keep a bag over your head all the time (joke only). This is usually a form of hysterical or anxiety disorder and control of your emotions is what is necessary so you won't breath too fast. Feel yourself, if you start getting dizzy, or like floating, start controlling your breathing, start counting to 4 or 5 as you breath out. ...Read more
Behaviour changes...: Usually, doing some behavioral therapy, or cognitive-behavioral therapy can help prevent hyperventilation. Informally, this might involve deep breathing, meditation, prayer, and positive thinking. Occassionally, an increased respiratory rate is in response to a medical reason, but more often than not it is related to anxiety and stress. ...Read more
Hmmm...: In physiologic terms, hyperventilation-- chronically-- could not occur due to mechanisms to preserve acid base status on respiratory drive. Respiratory alkalemia (low carbon dioxide) generally leads people to stop breathing in attempt to allow co2 levels to rise. Do you have gen. Anxiety as diagnosis? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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