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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)

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

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How does hyperventilation cause hypernatremia?

It doesnt: Plasma sodium levels are influenced by fluid volume not respiratory rate. ...Read more

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Can hyperventilation from anxiety ever cause death?

Hyperventilation/dea: No it is too far fetched and is not possible if there is only hypervetilation from anxiety. ...Read more

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How can I cure my anxiety hyperventilation problems?

How can I cure my anxiety hyperventilation problems?

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

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What's the cure for chronic hyperventilation syndrome?

What's the cure for chronic hyperventilation syndrome?

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 more

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Is it harmful to be getting high from hyperventilation?

Is it harmful to be getting high from hyperventilation?

Aw, c'mon: As long as you are getting high; why care about destroying your brain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how hyperventilation cause dehydration?

Can you tell me how hyperventilation cause dehydration?

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

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What is the cure for chronic hyperventilation syndrome?

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

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How to prevent hyperventilation from creeping up on you?

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

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What effect does his hyperventilation have on your blood?

What effect does his hyperventilation have on your blood?

Lower carbon dioxide: When you hyperventilate, your carbon dioxide level will decrease. That can cause you to get dizzy or lightheaded. Also, it can cause brief decreases in the calcium level of the blood, which can cause tingling in some areas. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of chronic hyperventilation syndrome?

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 more

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Dr. Elisha Atkins
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