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Acidosis related to rapid breathing?

Acidosis related to rapid breathing?

No: Rapid breathing causes a respiratory alkalosis, not acidosis. Patients with a metabolic acidosis may try to compensate with rapid breathing. ...Read more

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Rapid Breathing (Definition)

Rapid breathing is a symptom in which a person's breathing rate is faster than normal. Rapid breathing can be due to fever, lung infections, lung blood clots (pulmonary emboli), drug overdoses that ...Read more


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I was wondering what would cause unexplained rapid breathing during sleep?

I was wondering what would cause unexplained rapid breathing during sleep?

Elivated co2: IF a person obstructs during sleep the co2 will rise and the oxygen level decreases. The brain will be stimulated to change this an you will increase your respiration to increase you oxygen level nd decrease you carbon dioxide level ...Read more

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Does more rapid breathing when hiking at higher altitudes cause you to feel faint?

Does more rapid breathing when hiking at higher altitudes cause you to feel faint?

Yes: Being in high altitude itself can make you lightheaded and winded , regardless of type of activity. ...Read more

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Can panic attacks present in other ways not just the "typical" ones? I don't get rapid breathing etc but all of other things like palps impending doom

YES: There are some similarities that occur with panic attacks but you do not have all of the same symptoms. Palpitations and a feeling of impending doom are common features as well. Try relaxation, deep breathing, meditation, yoga and/or see a therapist. ...Read more

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Is rapid breathing normal for a 6 month old?

Define rapid: The average 6mo will usually breathe at rates from 24-38 BPM , higher than the rate for older kids or adults. Thelower end at rest & higher with activity.Fever will add 5 bpm/degree on average. If a kid is visably working to breathe s/he has generally doubled her/his rate & this is abnormal. ...Read more

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What might be the cause of the rapid breathing and profuse perspiration when I stand a long time?

What might be the cause of the rapid breathing and profuse perspiration when I stand a long time?

Is it very hot?: If you are not out standing in high heat or humidity then that warrants a trip to the doctor. You should be able to stand without sweating and having to breath rapidly. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my baby has a slight fever and rapid breathing?

What does it mean if my baby has a slight fever and rapid breathing?

May be early problm: The breathing rate of an infant will increase by about 5 breaths /min for every degree of fever. This is a natural response driven by a faster metabolism. That said, if the breathing rate is much higher than predicted it could be an early sign of a respiratory problem like bronchitis or pneumonia. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more