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Hyperventilation when nervous, what should I do to stop this habit?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
9 doctors agree

In brief: Deep breathing

Exercises. Intentionally slow and deepen your breathing.
Takes practice.

In brief: Deep breathing

Exercises. Intentionally slow and deepen your breathing.
Takes practice.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Breathing

If you can find a quiet place - do so.
Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Anxiety is no fun but it is treatable.

In brief: Breathing

If you can find a quiet place - do so.
Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Anxiety is no fun but it is treatable.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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