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What Is The Best Treatment For Hyperventilation
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
What are the best breathing exercises for chronic hyperventilation syndrome? I need to restore normal co2 and o2 levels in my lungs. It's very hard.
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
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
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
Hyperventilation: Hyperventilation is not an uncommon part of anxiety disorders in general. You'd want to be working with a psychologist and psychiatrist on this part. For the specific breathing part, you can learn diaphragmatic (rather than just up in your chest) breathing. Certain yoga exercises also focus on breathing, and may help you also. A health psychologist may be an option for this as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the cure for chronic hyperventilation syndrome? My lungs are used to breathing much larger volumes through the chest and i can't stop it.
Treat cause: We breath different amounts during different times. Just like blood pressure and heart rate, body responds to what it needs. If you breath larger volumes, generally there are less breaths per minute. Hyperventilation without this can be due to a metabolic problem that keeps your body breathing excessively. See your doctor or more specifically a pulmonary specialist if needed. ...Read more
How hard is it to reverse chronic hyperventilation syndome? Years of over breathing from anxiety have altered my breathing pattern and i'm suffering.
Hard but achievable!: Although chronic hvs is difficult to correctly diagnose and treat, stress reduction therapy, administration of beta blockers, ssris, benzodizepines and breathing retraining have all proved effective in reducing the intensity and the frequency of episodes of hyperventilation. Acupuncture and yoga have also been shown to reduce stress and thus the frequency of hvs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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