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Doctor insights on: Hyperventilation In Autism

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What's hyperventilation benefit?

What's hyperventilation benefit?

Not sure: Hyperventilation, doesn't have much benefit, it can change you acid base status amd make you light headed and dizzy. Slow deep breaths however can increase endorphins and help you self regulate anxiety. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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Could i explain hyperventilation?

Could i explain hyperventilation?

Defined: Hyperventilation is over-breathing, which usually means that a person is taking rapid, short breaths using mainly the lungs, rather than deep slow breaths using the diaphragm. The condition is often caused by panic attacks or anxiety disorder, but it can be caused by more severe conditions. Anyone who hyperventilates for more than a couple of minutes should seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of hyperventilation?

What are symptoms of hyperventilation?

Rapid breathing: Hyperventilation is essentially when someone breathes rapidly. There can be many normal and abnormal causes to rapid breathing. It is the other symptoms that are associated with the hyperventilation that help determine what is going on. ...Read more

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Help please, what is hyperventilation?

Breathing: in excess/ or beyond the needs of the body. ...Read more

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How to know if I have hyperventilation?

Breathing fast: hyperventilation means rapid breathing. Some people do this when they are anxious. It can cause tingling in the hands and feet, and this may make someone even more anxious. If you are hyperventilating, you might consider holding a bag over your mouth and nose as you breath, so you're breathing the same air over and over again. This will help you slow your breathing, and stop the tingling. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat hyperventilation?

Is there a way to treat hyperventilation?

Yes: If you are breathing too fast for no physiologic reason, such as for fever or vigorous exercise, then breathing into a paper bag would be helpful. ...Read more

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Is autism transmitted?

Is autism transmitted?

Its not contagious,: if that's what you mean. There are genetic links that run in families, so in that sense there is greater likelihood of ending up with autism or something related if one or more of your biological parents have it. But, genetics is very far away from being able to predict what child will get it, given the parent's symptoms. If this is your concern, find a genetic counselor for the latest... ...Read more

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Is autism misunderstood?

Is autism misunderstood?

By some yes,: Autism can present so many different levels of severity. Impaired social skills, impaired communication, impaired relationships can present in different degrees in different people. From my perspective, some with partial symptoms, not enough for a formal diagnosis, still can benefit from treatment to improve. ...Read more

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What is an "autism stare"?

What is an "autism stare"?

Failure to: make eye contact. Gaze avoidance. A blank look on one's face, not visually interacting. ...Read more

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What is an "autism stare"?

Uncomfortable gaze: Kids with autism are uncomfortable with eye contact. They can learn in therapy to make eye contact and often what happens is they can develop a trained "stare" in which they are trying to make eye contact (which is terribly innately uncomfortable for them) and they end up " over doing it" so to speak. I think this is what you are referring to. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more


Dr. Charles Davant
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Hyperventilation (Definition)

Hyperventilation is a clinical finding in which a person breathes at a faster rate than is normal. This can occur due to breathing conditions, ...Read more