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Doctor insights on: How Not To Hyperventilate Doing Kundalini Yoga

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Why do people hyperventilate?

Why do people hyperventilate?

Main causes: Of hyperventilation are lung diseases such as pneumonia where rapid breathing compensates for low Oxygen. The second most common cause is Anxiety, which is common in younger people under stress. In the latter, a minute of breathing through a paper bag might help. ...Read more

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I am hyperventilating over my weight?

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

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Is it true that hyperventilating bad for you?

Is it true that hyperventilating bad for you?

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

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What is the definition or description of: hyperventilating?

Breathing too rapid: Hyperventilation is a period of time where breathing is performed at an excessively rapid rate driving up the ph of one's blood. Normal ph is 7.4. Hyperventilation would elevate the ph. ...Read more

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What could have caused me to hyperventilate after be screamed at?

What could have caused me to hyperventilate after be screamed at?

Anxiety: The most common cause of hyperventilating after a situation like that is just anxiety - slow deep breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth will help - and try not to get yelled at! ...Read more

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Why do I cough and hyperventilate when I orgasam?

Why do I cough and hyperventilate when I orgasam?

Cough: Hyperventilate is normal when you have an orgasm. A few common things can cause cough. Those can be from acid reflux, asthma, post nasal drip or vocal cord dysfunction. Please come see your local physician to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Why does crying really hard make you hyperventilate?

Why does crying really hard make you hyperventilate?

Because of oxygen: Usually we inhale too much oxygen and decrease our carbon dioxide which causes us to hyperventilate. ...Read more

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Why do I hyperventilate when in a stressful situation?

Why do I hyperventilate when in a stressful situation?

Common: Hyperventilation is a common symptom of anxiety. When you breathe more rapidly than usiual you blow off carbon dioxide. The best way to prevent this is to slow down and take big deep breaths. ...Read more

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Could it hurt to hyperventilate after being knocked out?

Could it hurt to hyperventilate after being knocked out?

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

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How do you know if you're hyperventilating or just panting?

Loss of Control: When panting, there is a realization of the need to breath in order to get more oxygen into the body. When people hyperventilate, there is usually a sense of the breathing mechanism being "out of control, " which then produces a sensation of fear or anxiety. ...Read more

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Hyperventilating, crying, jealous. What is going on with me?

Acute stress: Could be acute stress reaction to a traumatic event, especially if no history of other anxiety symptoms or depression. Consult your doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hyperventilating and hyperpnea?

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

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Do people overweight and outta shape tend to hyperventilate more?

Do people overweight and outta shape tend to hyperventilate 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

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Hyperventilation. How fast can someone pass out if hyperventilating?

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

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Why do my oxygen sats drop sharply (80s) after I stop hyperventilating?

Why do my oxygen sats drop sharply (80s) after I stop hyperventilating?

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

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Why would someone someone hyperventilate excessively then go completely apneic?

Why would someone someone hyperventilate excessively then go completely apneic?

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

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What number of breaths (cycles) does a hyperventilating person take in a minute?

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

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What causes someone to be hyperventilating excessively and then go completely apneic?

What causes someone to be hyperventilating excessively and then go completely apneic?

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

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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

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What happens if you have a lot of anxiety and are hyperventilating, can smelling spring air make it seem worse?

Unless you are: Allergic to something in the airit should not make it worse. Take slow deep breaths and relax. When the symptoms subside consider meeting with a psychologist to learn how to reduce anxiety and practice relaxation techniques. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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

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What are reasons why patients might hyperventilate during a hospital visit?

What are reasons why patients might hyperventilate during a hospital visit?

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

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How often do people hyperventilate?

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

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What does it mean if my son was hyperventilating?

What does it mean if my son was hyperventilating?

Breathing fast: Ususlly this is a sign of pani anxiety with rapid heart rate as well. ...Read more

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Hyperventilating and fainting from sex, what to do?

Hyperventilating and fainting from sex, what to do?

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

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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

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Why do I hyperventilate when I walk fast?

Why do I hyperventilate when I walk fast?

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

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Old wives tale about breathing into a paper bag when you're hyperventilating?

Old wives tale about breathing into a paper bag when you're hyperventilating?

It works: Paper bags have been used for years to treat hyperventilation syndrome often associated with panic attacks. Rebreathing the air we exhale makes us inhale more co2 and helps us to quickly add the co2 back into our bloodstreams, restoring the balance of the blood gases. ...Read more

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Panick attack and hyperventilate before genral anaesthesia help scared like. .

Panick attack and hyperventilate before genral anaesthesia help scared like. .

Premedication: Ask the anesthesiologist for some pre medication like xanax (alprazolam) or versed. Remember, anesthesia is remarkably safe! ...Read more

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Why don't you use a non rebreather on a pt that is hyperventilating due to anxiety?

Why don't you use a non rebreather on a pt that is hyperventilating due to anxiety?

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

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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

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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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Can a baby hyperventilate while sleeping?

Can a baby hyperventilate while sleeping?

Hyperventilation: While sleeping points to something being wrong. A normal person decreases their respiratory rate while asleep. If baby is doing this baby needs to be evaluated. ...Read more