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I believe I have hyperventilation syndrome. Dr. Says it's asthma and has me on advair right now. Is this the right medicine for this?

I believe I have hyperventilation syndrome. Dr. Says it's asthma and has me on advair right now. Is this the right medicine for this?

Asthma breathing: If you do have asthma, it could be making you more aware of your breathing and making it hard to slow down. Hopefully your asthma treatment will help you slow down your breathing. If you really have hyperventilation syndrome you may have numb fingers from hyperventation. That is not typical in asthma breathing. ...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

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Hyperventilation syndrome - how do I recover from this? Are there any specific breathing exercises or stretches I can do? I was diagnosed with asthma.

Hyperventilation syndrome - how do I recover from this? Are there any specific breathing exercises or stretches I can do? I was diagnosed with asthma.

Medication: For you asthma. If the hyperventilation is due to "air hunger" caused by the symptoms of asthma then adding or adjusting the medication will help. If the hyperventilation is due to anxiety then a different med, an anti-anxiety drug will help. ...Read more

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Hyperventilation syndrome - how serious is this? I just realized this is what I have and I've had panic disorder and stress for years. Is there a cure

Hyperventilation syndrome - how serious is this? I just realized this is what I have and I've had panic disorder and stress for years. Is there a cure

Rebreathing: Hyperventilation decreases the carbon dioxide in the blood. Carbon dioxide us the main determinate of cerebral blood flow. Too much hyperventilation can make one dizzy or even pass out. This is what happens when a new smoker tries to keep a pipe lit - he feels " green ". ...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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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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How hard is it to cure hyperventilation syndrome? What is the treatment?

How hard is it to cure hyperventilation syndrome? What is the treatment?

Multiple causes: Hyperventilation can come from many different causes, including anxiety. Making sure none of the more physically dangerous causes are present, is important -- and can be done through a workup by your physician. Effective treatment (and its potential difficulty or ease) depends on the cause. Paper bag breathing isn't recommended -- but in anxiety, learning diaphragmatic breathing can help. ...Read more

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Can chronic hyperventilation syndrome cause false positives in hydrogen breath tests?

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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How is a diagnoses of chronic hyperventilation syndrome made? Doc has ruled out other causes of paresthesia thru testing.

Blood gases: In hyperventilaton syndrome chronic anxiety produces conscious or unconscious over breathing which blows off an excess of carbon dioxide. This produces what is called respiratory alkylosis in which the blood Ph becomes elevated, the blood gases show normal oxygen but decreased carbon dioxide. This can temporarily be helped by rebreathing in a paper or other bag which adds the lost carbon dioxide. ...Read more

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Is hyperventilation syndrome dangerous and can it be overcome I'm on Zoloft (sertraline) 150mg for years now still feel sob?

Not serious and it: Be overcome. Hyperventilation syndrome is a manifestation of anxiety syndrome. The zoloft (sertraline) may not be the drug for you. Your doc should be able to find a drug to help you cope with this problem. You may need some counseling as well. ...Read more

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I've forgotten how to breathe. Stress or recent pneumonia has caused me to develop hyperventilation syndrome/over breathing. How do I fix this?

I've forgotten how to breathe. Stress or recent pneumonia has caused me to develop hyperventilation syndrome/over breathing. How do I fix this?

Try Yoga: I suggest signing up for some yoga classes. This will teach you to breath, will improve your health and you'll meet some people that give you support. ...Read more

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I am 27 female and I am suffering from hyperventilation syndrome since 8 mths. How safe is it for me to plan for pregnancy? Can hvs be totally cured?

I am 27 female and I am suffering from hyperventilation syndrome since 8 mths. How safe is it for me to plan for pregnancy? Can hvs be totally cured?

Cause?: Only rarely is hvs caused by underlying lung disease in someone so young. But this should first be ruled out by pulmonary tests. Assuming healthy respiration, the cause is psychological--and self-perpetuating. If associated with panic, this should be treated, but that's rare, too. Two good interventions, then are 1) breath-focused meditation to calm the 2) identify triggers. ...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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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?

Chronic hyperventila: I agree with dr. Tidman, , u can try to relax and breath slowly, if u r not successful. See u pcp, good lick. ...Read more

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What is the cure for chronic hyperventilation syndrome? My lungs are used to breathing much larger volumes through the chest and I can't stop it.

What is the cure for chronic hyperventilation syndrome? My lungs are used to breathing much larger volumes through the chest and I can't stop it.

Treat cause: We breath different amounts during different times. Just like blood pressure and heart rate, body responds to what it needs. If you breath larger volumes, generally there are less breaths per minute. Hyperventilation without this can be due to a metabolic problem that keeps your body breathing excessively. See your doctor or more specifically a pulmonary specialist if needed. ...Read more

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Asthma. I'm unable to exhale fully and its causing symptoms of hyperventilation syndrome. Is there any breathing techniques I can learn to exhale?

There may be: Some breathing exercises that will help, but because your situation sounds severe, I would first make sure you have exhausted medication and environmental options. ...Read more

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I finally figured out I have hyperventilation syndrome and it has really done a number on my diaphragm and chest. How do I reverse the side effects?

I finally figured out I have hyperventilation syndrome and it has really done a number on my diaphragm and chest. How do I reverse the side effects?

Deep Breathe: Many times we out run our breaths. Try to hold head up and blow in and out of you mouth. The body needs oxygen.Inhale for for a few minutes then exhale with fresh air for 7 minutes. Eyes even look more clear when they get enough oxygen., relax, watch slower, smile more and be more grateful for what you have. Try wisdom, even more try understanding. Mild exercising may help, but don't over do.
Marion d. ...Read more

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10 years of panic attacks has finally caught up to me physically. My breathing pattern is so screwed up that I've developed hyperventilation syndrome.

10 years of panic attacks has finally caught up to me physically. My breathing pattern is so screwed up that I've developed hyperventilation syndrome.

SSRi: See psychiatrist you will benefit ssri also might need short term benzo as needed. Deep breathing exercise see professional also consider yoga, exercise regularly cut caffeine. ...Read more

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How do you stop chronic hyperventilation syndrome? Either my mind or my lungs have become accustomed to breathing large volumes of air. I can't fix it!

How do you stop chronic hyperventilation syndrome? Either my mind or my lungs have become accustomed to breathing large volumes of air. I can't fix it!

Hyperventilation: People with panic attacks do hyperventilate, see your PCP for evaluation and work up try to teach yourself to breath slowly. ...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 you have COPD when you're 27? This doesn't feel like asthma or allergies. I have every symptom of chronic hyperventilation syndrome.

Can you have COPD when you're 27? This doesn't feel like asthma or allergies. I have every symptom of chronic hyperventilation syndrome.

Unlikely: There is a rare inherited enzyme deficiency that can cause early onset COPD but patients are normally in their forties before they are affected. Chronic hyperventilation syndrome is different from copd. If you are having breathing difficulties you should see your doctor, some simple tests can be done to isolate what it is that you may have. ...Read more

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What are the best breathing exercises for chronic hyperventilation syndrome? I need to restore normal co2 and o2 levels in my lungs. It's very hard.

What are the best breathing exercises for chronic hyperventilation syndrome? I need to restore normal co2 and o2 levels in my lungs. It's very hard.

Earlier answer: Treat the anxiety problem to decrease hyperventilation and do frequent rebreathing in a paper bag like a lunch bag to increase co2. The only other way would be to increase the precursor of co2 which is bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) by taking calcium carbonate (tums) or acetate. ...Read more

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