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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

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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