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Can a school nurse help treat hyperventilation?

Can a school nurse help treat hyperventilation?

Yes: Any responsible adult can help a child with hyperventilation by coaching them through it or having them breath into a paper bag. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Davant
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Hyperventilation (Definition)

Hyperventilation is a clinical finding in which a person breathes at a faster rate than is normal. This can occur due to breathing conditions, ...Read more


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How can hyperventilation treat hyperkalemia?

How can  hyperventilation treat hyperkalemia?

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

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Is there a way to treat hyperventilation?

Is there a way to treat hyperventilation?

Yes: If you are breathing too fast for no physiologic reason, such as for fever or vigorous exercise, then breathing into a paper bag would be helpful. ...Read more

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How do you treat idiopathic chronic hyperventilation syndrome?

How do you treat idiopathic chronic hyperventilation syndrome?

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 more

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How do you reverse chronic hyperventilation syndrome?

How do you reverse chronic hyperventilation syndrome?

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 more

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How do you know if somebody you are with has a hyperventilation reaction?

How do you know if somebody you are with has a hyperventilation reaction?

Multiple signs: Basically they breath fast, have palpitations very aggitated, terrified, muscle spasm specially on hands and feet with shakiness all over. ...Read more

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Hyperventilation, what size paper bag?

Hyperventilation, what size paper bag?

Whatever: Can you still find a paper bag? The idea is to build up co2 levels so the smallest bag that will cover both your nose and mouth and hold a good breath would work. But a big bag would probably work almost as fast if that's all you have. Plastic would not be a good idea. ...Read more

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Is hyperventilation is medical emergency?

Is hyperventilation is medical emergency?

Can be: Hyperventilation or rapid, shallow breathing is commonly seen with anxiety or panic considered behavioral or psychogenic. However, hyperventilation can also be a symptom of more serious medical conditions eg, infection, fever, bleeding, cardiac or lung disease, drug overdose. ...Read more

Dr. Elisha Atkins
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Nurses (Definition)

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