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How do you know if you're hyperventilating or just panting?
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: Loss of Control
When panting, there is a realization of the need to breath in order to get more oxygen into the body.
When people hyperventilate, there is usually a sense of the breathing mechanism being "out of control, " which then produces a sensation of fear or anxiety.

In brief: Loss of Control
When panting, there is a realization of the need to breath in order to get more oxygen into the body.
When people hyperventilate, there is usually a sense of the breathing mechanism being "out of control, " which then produces a sensation of fear or anxiety.
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