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How Not To Hyperventilate Doing Kundalini Yoga
No hyperventilating.: If your weight is either excessive or too low - do something about it. For loss- eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more
I will deal w only: One type of hyperventilation. Hyperventilation prior to breath hold dives or swims. A diver blows off co2 by hyperventilating to over-ride the mechanism in the body that stimulates breathing when the co2 level rises. It is done to ^ time underwater. Breath hold capacity has bragging rights in the diving community. Here's the problem - you can black out & lose consciousness or even die. ...Read more
Big and vague?: I'm not sure if you are asking about medically induced hyperventilation after head trauma to reduce intracranial pressure, or if you just had a knock to the head where you lost consciousness yourself. If it's the latter, get seen by a doctor. Even minor concussions have important medical implications and you need evaluation and follow up. Best of luck. Seriously, see a doc ASAP. ...Read more
Slightly different: Hyperpnea is the process of taking really deep breaths. Hyperventilation is the process of breathing fast, but also takes into account the volume of the breaths. Ventilation speaks to the body's ability to breath out or eliminate CO2 or metabolic waste. Hyperpnea can contribute to hyperventilation (breathing out more CO2), but you don't have to be hyperpneic in order to hyperventilate. ...Read more
Overweight: Being overweight can cause shortness of breath with exertion. More calories are required for basic metabolic functions. In addition, the weight constricts the rib cage with breathing. If the symptoms of shortness of breath persists, then an evaluation by a physician is necessary. They may perform spirometry testing and a chest xray. ...Read more
Varies: This varies from person to person ranging from fast to not being able to fully pass out. When one hyperventilates, the arterial carbon dioxide level drops, this causes a physiologic decrease in blood flow to the brain, and depending on the person, they may pass out due to decreased blood flow similar to a fainting episode. Don't try this alone or while standing. ...Read more
Normal physiology: This is entirely normal. The breathing reflex is triggered most prominantly by rising carbon dioxide (CO2) in the blood, and less strongly by lower oxygen levels. Hyperventilation can rapidly drop CO2 to low levels. When you stop, the breathing reflex is reduced and for 1-2 minutes you probably take fewer and less deep breaths, so blood O2 levels decline a bit. No big deal, nothing to worry about. ...Read more
R/O OSA: OSA can be suggested by history and physical. Excess snoring/daytime sleepiness/apneic episodes/ aM headaches. And the Exam obesity/small oral airway/collar size>18. The definitive test is a PSG with split night/CPAP titration. I would request copy of sleep study and get a second opinion if you are not satisfied with the options. You are young CPAP can be difficult to tolerate. ENT FOR UPP EVAL. ...Read more
Hyperventilation: This will depend on the person's normal breathing rate. So what may be hyper for one can be normal for another. Need more details. ...Read more
Cheyne-Stokes: This is abnormal and needs medical attention. Maybe heart or brain related. When you hyperventilate, you blow off excess C02. and at some point your brain/blood vessel receptors will sense that the balance of C02 and Oxygen in the body is not right anymore. Then breathing will stop for a period of time (apnea) as an attempt to correct the imbalance. If this occurs frequently it can be dangerous. ...Read more
What causes waking up in the middle of the night, hyperventilating? No nightmares or noticeable triggers
Night wakening: There are many reasons people may wake up and even if you don't remember dream content dreams could still wake you up. Have you had a good physical exam to rule out organic issues? If you talk with a Psychologist expert in sleep disorders you would have a thorough history taking to see if there might be a movement disorder, sleep apnea, or other condition. It also doesn't have to be trauma to aff ...Read more
What happens if you have a lot of anxiety and are hyperventilating, can smelling spring air make it seem worse?
Could a random full on panick attack with hyperventilating be the cause of something physically wrong with the body? Or is it always only mental?
Usually not: Panic attacks can be stimulated by a variety of triggers, physical, emotional and mental. The triggers are not always easily identifiable or clear. They can come out of nowhere and be triggered by sights, sounds, smells, emotional responses, etc. Hyperventilating without signs or panic or typical triggers can be from the body trying to blow off more carbon dioxide. This is unusual, however. ...Read more
My friend played a sort of hyperventilating game with me in which I fainted for few seconds. What negative impact it has on me? What should I do now?
Plenty: Blowing rapidly can cause your Carbon dioxide to decrease and cause acid base balance in your body. I wouldn't recommend doing it regularly or prolonged. See your doctor if you are having any symptoms. ...Read more
My friend played a hyperventilating game with me only once in which I fainted for few seconds. What negative impact it has on me? What should I do now?
You survived.: Congratulations. Some that play Various versions of this very stupid and dangerous game do not. With a single episode, probably has had no permanent impact. What to do now? Never do it again and encourage your peers to stop. ...Read more
Stress ; breathing: An increase in one's breathing rate is what typically occurs when one is under stress. Certain individuals are more prone to hyperventilation when under stress. Even without being under stress, predisposed individuals are already breathing more rapidly, or are engaging in mouth breathing, or are engaging in thoracic as opposed to diaphragmatic breathing. They are already close to hyperventilation. ...Read more
Hyperventilation: Some individuals are chronic hyperventilators. It's hard to know what percentage of the population this involves. They frequently go undiagnosed. There are others who hyperventilate only when under stress. It's hard to know percentages. But some of the conditions that can be triggered or exacerbated by hyperventilation include anxiety and panic attacks, migraine, raynaud's ; some GI symptoms. ...Read more
Well...: ...you could go to a specialist who could hook you up to a lot of cardiovascular monitoring equipment to see what your blood pressure and heart rate do while you have sex in the lab, if that's your idea of a good time. If you do a web search for your problem, you'll find that more than a few women have the same problem. ...Read more
Can breath into: A paper bag to begin regulating it. ...Read more
They may: Eventually faint.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it possible that someone could be hyperventilating when nervous and not even realize it? If so, how does this work in the body?
Fight or flight: When we come under threat or feel nervous our fight or flight response kicks in heartrate and respiration rate increase and along with a narrowing of vision or focus on the threat we can become less aware of our breathing, only making it all worse - the classical cure for that is taking some long deep breaths, holding, exhaling slowly, holding, long deep breath. ...Read more
Hyperventilate: There are several possibilities. If you mean by hyperventilating you are short of breath with effort of walking fast then it indicates that you may not be getting enough oxygen to your heart. This could be a pulmonary problem or a cardiac problem. You must call your doctor to report this and be examined to find the cause and then properly treated. Do not postpone== this could be serious. ...Read more
No machines needed: Because a person can be easily taught to control their breathing (no apparatus needed). A paper bag is also cheaper than a machine. ...Read more
Any way to stop anxiety fast? Very anxious right now, shaky, nervous l, probably hyperventilating a little. Not on any medicine.
Anxiety: Best, quickest and least problematic way to stop anxiety quick. Y is to breathe in and out of a paper bag covering your nose and mouth-sandwich size bag. It icreases your carbon dioxide level. This is you body's natural anti anxiety "medication" and it has no troublesome side effects, is not addictive and you do not need a prescription. ...Read more
I cried today for 2 hours most of it was hyperventilating and some was crying rely hard. Was this bad for my health and will this stunt growth?
Crying so hard: Nope.... Sometimes a cry is as good for your health as anything else. This is a real and common human experience. ...Read more
Waitin to see psychatrist but in the meantime I hyperventilate 24/7paper bag helps little not a lot crying on and off racing bad thoughts what can I do?
Many techniques help: If you are dealing with anxiety and panic, there are a lot of techniques that you can learn and practice on your own to help manage anxiety and panic. Take a look at "the anxiety and phobia workbook and "don't panic: taking control of anxiety attacks." both contain many helpful techniques and strategies that you can practice and that are are likely to help. ...Read more
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