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Hyperventilating (Overview)

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.


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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

Hyperventilating (Overview)

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.


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How often do people hyperventilate?

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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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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Two days ago, i had a panic attack and was hyperventilating for nearly two hours and my voice has yet to fully return or get better, what is happening?

Two days ago, i had a panic attack and was hyperventilating for nearly two hours and my voice has yet to fully return or get better, what is happening?

Vocal cords: Your rapid breathing could have caused minor inflammation of your vocal cords. Treat them well and you should be fine. If it doesn't seem to be improving go see your doctor. ...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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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