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Hyperventilating when anxious, is this a panic attack?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Panic

It is a symptom commonly seen during panic attacks, along with other symptoms such as apprehension, chest pain, shortness of breath, trembling, fainting, etc.

In brief: Panic

It is a symptom commonly seen during panic attacks, along with other symptoms such as apprehension, chest pain, shortness of breath, trembling, fainting, etc.
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Dr. Shamshad Haroon
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No it is a symptom

When we get anxious we start breathing fast so we disturb our blood electrolytes think of us like a bag if running chemicals which are regulated by breathing.
We breathe in beautiful oxygen and it goes in lungs and carbon dioixide comes out but after a complicated process of chemical exchange in lungs blood electrolytes keep us calm if we get anxious and start fast breathing the whole cycle messes.

In brief: No it is a symptom

When we get anxious we start breathing fast so we disturb our blood electrolytes think of us like a bag if running chemicals which are regulated by breathing.
We breathe in beautiful oxygen and it goes in lungs and carbon dioixide comes out but after a complicated process of chemical exchange in lungs blood electrolytes keep us calm if we get anxious and start fast breathing the whole cycle messes.
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