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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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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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What is the cure for chronic hyperventilation syndrome?

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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What are the long term effects of chronic hyperventilation syndrome?

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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What are the long term side effects of chronic hyperventilation syndrome?

Usually self correct: Hyper ventilation causes a reduction in c02 levels, and a change in acid -base balance in your blood stream. For which reason your brain over rides your control and blacks out. You may need to talk to your primary care doc, if you are feeling this a lot. ...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 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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Can chronic hyperventilation syndrome cause false positives in hydrogen breath tests?

Seems so: So, be sure to advise the providers doing and interpreting the test of this condition. They might do a different test or prevent the hyperventilation in some way or whatever. It would be a good idea to find a way to stop that breathing pattern for many reasons - ask about it. Best! ...Read more

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How hard is it to reverse chronic hyperventilation syndrome? I can't hold my breath for more than 5 seconds. I just can't stop overbreathing...

Hyperventilation: Causes co2 to go down, may actually not affect o2 much but it causes respiratory alkalosis, then the kidney will compensate. To bring co2 up, it would be useless to ask a person to hold their breaths, that is the problem in the first place, you should try frequent rebreathing through a paper bag to allow co2 to rise. The only other way would be to give bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) or acetate as source of co2. ...Read more

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Could chronic hyperventilation syndrome caused by anxiety cause faint whistling sound with exhalation? The whistle is heard when I'm trying to do it.

Could chronic hyperventilation syndrome caused by anxiety cause faint whistling sound with exhalation? The whistle is heard when I'm trying to do it.

Yes, but: it is more a question of a slight blockage in air flow. THis can be from a deviated septum or exercise induced constriction of part of the respiratory tract. Practically any asthma medication works on that. Regular strenuous exercise changes the tone of the respiratory tract to eliminate it (eventually). ...Read more