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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat anxiety: beathing into a bag is a short term solution ! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Rebreathing: Hyperventilation decreases the carbon dioxide in the blood. Carbon dioxide us the main determinate of cerebral blood flow. Too much hyperventilation can make one dizzy or even pass out. This is what happens when a new smoker tries to keep a pipe lit - he feels " green ". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Is hyperventilation syndrome dangerous and can it be overcome
I'm on Zoloft (sertraline) 150mg for years now still feel sob?
Not serious and it: be overcome.. Hyperventilation syndrome is a manifestation of anxiety syndrome. The zoloft (sertraline) may not be the drug for you. Your doc should be able to find a drug to help you cope with this problem. You may need some counseling as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Besides hyperventilation syndrome , what could cause facial and scalp numbness? It feels like a rubber band is around my neck at times.
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