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Dr. Charles Davant
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Hyperventilation (Overview)

Hyperventilation is a clinical finding in which a person breathes at a faster rate than is normal. This can occur due to breathing conditions, exercise, or panic attacks.


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What causes hyperventilation and vomiting she is 33 and has been experiencing these symptoms for aweek

What causes hyperventilation and vomiting she is 33 and has been experiencing these symptoms for aweek

Many things: This patient could be suffering from a number of problems. My recommendation is to be seen in the er as soon as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Davant
259 doctors shared insights

Hyperventilation (Overview)

Hyperventilation is a clinical finding in which a person breathes at a faster rate than is normal. This can occur due to breathing conditions, exercise, or panic attacks.


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Can a person hyperventilate in hot weather in the summer time ? What i mean is does the sun cause hyperventilation in some people?

Can a person hyperventilate in hot weather in the summer time ? What i mean is does the sun cause hyperventilation in some people?

Hyperventilation: I imagine you are asking if some people pant when they get hot? No. Animals pant in attempts to cool themselves. Humans have sweat glands. ...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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How/why does hyperventilation sometimes lead to syncope?

Carbon dioxide: This is the main "driver" for us to breathe. Co2 levels in the brain cause the respiratory center to signal breathing. When you hyperventilate you blow off a lot of co2 and the brain senses no need to breathe. Another driver is oxygen but since your o2 levels be high, the brain senses you have enough o2. ...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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How to prevent hyperventilation from creeping up on you?

Behaviour changes...: Usually, doing some behavioral therapy, or cognitive-behavioral therapy can help prevent hyperventilation. Informally, this might involve deep breathing, meditation, prayer, and positive thinking. Occassionally, an increased respiratory rate is in response to a medical reason, but more often than not it is related to anxiety and stress. ...Read more

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Im on inderal (propranolol) 40mg twice a day for anxiety and hyperventilation is this a good drug for such use at this dose?

Im on inderal (propranolol) 40mg twice a day for anxiety and hyperventilation is this a good drug for such use at this dose?

Excellent!: This is the best beta blocker because it crosses the blood brain barrier better than any other. The dose is, if anything, on the high side. Many folks feel well on just 10 or 20 mg before a stressful event (but that would be 40-80 mg daily if taken twice a day, so it's not unreasonable.) Another option is Buspirone. ...Read more

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I usaully get hyperventilation &pass out but yest.I couldn't breath at all passed out &was given o2 &became better , all tests neg no useful answers!?

Anxiety: Being that all your tests were negative and you describe hyperventilation and sometimes breath holding could be indicative of anxiety triggering episodes. A further evaluation with your primary care physician when these episodes occur could be revealing. ...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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