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I have difficulty catching breath. Could this be due to hyperventilation?

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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Not really

Hyperventilation is the normal reaction by the body to a situation where increased minute ventilation (both rate and depth of breathing) is required, such as exercise.
If one hyperventilates while at rest, it can indicate either pulmonary disease, heart disease, central nervous system disorder, anemia, or anxiety. All of these situations should be evaluated by a physician or other provider.

In brief: Not really

Hyperventilation is the normal reaction by the body to a situation where increased minute ventilation (both rate and depth of breathing) is required, such as exercise.
If one hyperventilates while at rest, it can indicate either pulmonary disease, heart disease, central nervous system disorder, anemia, or anxiety. All of these situations should be evaluated by a physician or other provider.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Possibly

Possibly, but you should consult with your doctor to make sure it is not something else and to help you avoid hyperventilating.

In brief: Possibly

Possibly, but you should consult with your doctor to make sure it is not something else and to help you avoid hyperventilating.
Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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