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How to prevent hyperventilation from creeping up on you?

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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine

In brief: Behaviour changes...

Usually, doing some behavioral therapy, or cognitive-behavioral therapy can help prevent hyperventilation.
Informally, this might involve deep breathing, meditation, prayer, and positive thinking. Occassionally, an increased respiratory rate is in response to a medical reason, but more often than not it is related to anxiety and stress.

In brief: Behaviour changes...

Usually, doing some behavioral therapy, or cognitive-behavioral therapy can help prevent hyperventilation.
Informally, this might involve deep breathing, meditation, prayer, and positive thinking. Occassionally, an increased respiratory rate is in response to a medical reason, but more often than not it is related to anxiety and stress.
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