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Hyperthyroid Hyperventilation Syndrome
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
How can you stop Chronic hyperventilation syndrome (over breathing) & the air hunger (Dyspnea) that comes with it?
Treat anxiety: Beathing into a bag is a short term solution! ...Read more
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
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 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
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
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
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
Besides hyperventilation syndrome, what could cause facial and scalp numbness? It feels like a rubber band is around my neck at times.
Stop hyperventilatin: May need some psychology help.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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?
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
I don't know what's causing extremely bloodshot eyes all the time. I've been having symptoms similar to hyperventilation syndrome. Is this the cause?
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.
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
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
Treat anxiety: Beathing into a bag is a short term solution! ...Read more
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
Does chronic hyperventilation syndrome cause excess mucus? I have constant clear sticky mucus with a small amount of blood and post nasal drip.
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