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Old wives tale about breathing into a paper bag when you're hyperventilating?
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Dr. Lawrence Smith
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In brief: It works
Paper bags have been used for years to treat hyperventilation syndrome often associated with panic attacks.
Rebreathing the air we exhale makes us inhale more co2 and helps us to quickly add the co2 back into our bloodstreams, restoring the balance of the blood gases.

In brief: It works
Paper bags have been used for years to treat hyperventilation syndrome often associated with panic attacks.
Rebreathing the air we exhale makes us inhale more co2 and helps us to quickly add the co2 back into our bloodstreams, restoring the balance of the blood gases.
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