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Hyperventilation Problem In Pregnancy What Can I Take
Slow deep breaths: Hyperventilation in pregnancy is quite common and usually due to the elevated Progesterone levels normal in pregnancy. This is called "air hunger of pregnancy", and can lead to anxiety and eventually to hyperventilation. You should see your OB doctor to be certain that there is no other problem involved. If the symptoms are due only to air hunger of pregnancy - you have to control it yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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
What would be a normal co2 level when a capnography is done? Which levels would indicate a problem? (hyperventilation or other, mine was 30)
35-36: is normal. With hyperventilation it will decrease. Nevertheless, you may want to visit your friendly lung doc to have it checked out. Why did you have an ETCO2 to start with? There must have been a reason to get the test in the first place. Good luck and all the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fast breathing +: When you breathe, you breathe in oxygen & breathe out carbon dioxide. Excessive breathing creates low levels of carbon dioxide in your blood. This causes many of the symptoms of hyperventilation. Feeling very anxious or having a panic attack are the usual reasons for hyperventiilating. However, rapid breathing may be a symptom of a disease, such as:Bleeding, Heart/ lung disorder, or infection. ...Read more
Benzodiazepines/CBT: If you are hyperventilating due to anxiety, it leads me to think you suffer from panic episodes. Many panic episodes are not triggered by a situation or thought, and in such cases, people usually respond well to treatment with fast-acting benzodiazepines such as alprazolam. If panic is brought about by a situation or thought(s), then cbt may help in lieu of (or addition to) medication. ...Read more
Could be either: Your body is set to breath only as much as you need oxygen or have to rid carbon dioxide. If the lungs become diseased and cannot perform its normal function, the body will respond by causing a higher respiratory minute volume(both rate and depth of breathing). Certain central nervous system problems may cause increased minute volume also, such as heavy alcohol intoxication, high fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if i would like to be triathlete. Problem of hyperventilation i can not swim or float in water.?
Good for you!: I'm a sometime swim instructor. Get with somebody who's current and does a lot of this. It's easy enough to overcome if you have a trainer who's patient and skilled. I hope that you fulfill your dream. ...Read more
I have rib cage restriction, breathing problems, hyperventilation syndrome?, forward head posture, tingling hands, rib cage won't expand... Why? Tos?
Considerations: You describe a likely explanation for your breathing problems associated with your medications and history, but there may be additional issues that remain to be solved, and i cannot say you do not have tos associated with hand tingling, but again, other problems may be more likely, such as hyperventilation causing the tingling. Your doctor should readily be able to sort all of this out. ...Read more
When I have an onset of chest pain and dyspnea I try to take rapid deap breaths and things get worse. Is hyperventilation cause or result of it?
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