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Chronic Hyperventilation


  • ANALYSIS OF DATA Values for PC 20 FEV 1 were log transformed to allow statistical analysis and presented as a geometric mean. All other data are presented as mean with standard deviation (SD) or standard error (SE).[thorax.bmj.com]
  • This is regardless of silly ideas about the overbreathing present in popular medical sources, such as Wikipedia: click here.[normalbreathing.com]
  • This is regardless of silly ideas about the overbreathing present in popular medical sources, such as Wikipedia: click here .[normalbreathing.com]
  • Our experience indicates, to the contrary, that these syndromes are common, generally have a chronic course, present diverse clinical pictures that often mimic serious organic disease, and are usually attended by marked disability. 1 PATHOGENESIS In 1937[jamanetwork.com]
  • Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Chicago, IL. Google Scholar Hauri, P., Friedman, M., Ravaris, R., and Fisher, J. (1985). Sleep in Agoraphobia with Panic Attacks.[link.springer.com]
Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • However, not too long ago I did "complain" to my Dr. about my various breathing problems, and he suggested chest xray (which came out "clear"), an echocardiogram, (which showed I have mitral valve prolapse and a lung function test that I didn't get...[shalomplace.org]
  • Cardiovascular: Palpitations, cardiac neurosis, myocardial infarction, arrhythmias, coronary artery stenosis, tachycardia, failure of coronary bypass grafts, right ventricular ectopy, mitral valve prolapse, low cardiac output/stroke volume.[iamheart.org]
Leg Pain
  • pain, and relieves side affects from cancer and AIDS.[tmswiki.org]
  • The anxiety and panic started and it's morphed into several things, full blown panic that's subsided (for now) depersonalization (faded somewhat) and now the hyperventilation a day everyday.[patient.info]
  • Psychological: Tension, fear of insanity, depersonalization, hallucination, lack of concentration and memory loss, nightmares, unreal feelings, panic attacks, anorexia, depression, feelings of inadequacy, anxiety, maladjustments in life, phobias, obsessional[iamheart.org]
Urinary Retention
  • ., prostatic hypertrophy with urinary retention). 5 Hyperventilation[jamanetwork.com]
  • Granted I have been working so much that I have been slightly neglecting my health in the process, but nothing to warrant what I have been experiencing. I have been having difficulty breating almost constantly![steadyhealth.com]


  • The effect was most pronounced in the first 2 weeks of treatment.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Chronic Hyperventilation treatment really is a rare and wonderful thing. It is rare because there are few practitioners that know how to treat this breathing disorder and wonderful because treatment when you can get it is life altering.[breathingwise.blogspot.com]
  • Treatment by metoprolol (80mg/kg) and diazepam (6mg/kg) alleviated symptoms and improved the values in arterial gases as well as the slow recovery of PET CO 2 after HVPT. Diazepam was stopped and treatment was maintained with only metoprolol.[jstage.jst.go.jp]
  • Read more: Symptoms of hyperventilation Successful treatment of hyperventilation is based on those breathing exercises that reduce minute ventilation at rest and increase alveolar CO2 levels. Correction of lifestyle risk factors is necessary too.[normalbreathing.com]


  • Prognosis Prognosis is generally good but will depend on the underlying cause and comorbidity. [ 12 ] Management of associated disorders (such as agoraphobia) will alter the course of the hyperventilation.[patient.info]
  • Pneumothorax (Symptoms, Causes, Types, and Prognosis) A pneumothorax is free air in the chest outside the lung, that causes the lung to collapse (collapsed lung). There are two types...[medicinenet.com]
  • Without the complete withdrawal of medication on long term, a definite healing is impossible Nevertheless that the patient has the subjective feeling of despair about the possibility of healing, the prognosis with the right treatment is good.[15minutes4me.com]
  • Hyperventilation Prognosis With appropriate training, a person may use stress -reduction techniques, breathing exercises, and certain medications to reduce the number and severity of the hyperventilation attacks.[emedicinehealth.com]


  • Because of its bizarre manifestations and its basic etiology, it is seen by everyone regardless of the limitation of one's practice. Too many of us have been lulled into a sense of false security by medical school teachings.[aafp.org]
  • Etiology The cause of HVS is unknown, but some persons who are affected appear to have an abnormal respiratory response to stress, sodium, lactate, and other chemical and emotional triggers, which results in excess minute ventilation and hypocarbia.[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • The etiology of effort syndrome. Am J Med Sci. 1938;196:840-51. [ Links ] 5. Cowley DS, Roy-Byrne PP. Hyperventilation and panic disorder. Amer J Med. 1987;83(5):929-37. [ Links ] 6. Klein DF.[scielo.br]


  • Epidemiology It is quite common but precise prevalence is unknown.[patient.info]
  • […] addition, asthma status was seen to significantly influence the probability of HVS occurrence, with the ORs for HVS in adolescents with lifetime asthma, current episodic asthma, and current active asthma calculated as 11.2, 8.9, and 41.5, respectively. [4] Epidemiology[emedicine.medscape.com]
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  • […] from Greek: ὑπέρ ("iper") - over and Latin: ventilare - breathe German : Hyperventilation Contents 1 Definition 2 Forms 3 Pathophysiology 4 Symptoms 5 Therapy 1 Definition Hyperventilation is defined as unphysiological deeper and/or faster breathing that[flexikon.doccheck.com]
  • Adrogue, Metabolic acidosis: pathophysiology, diagnosis and management. J Nephrol. 19 Suppl. 9, S62 (2006) M. Kosch et al., Störungen des Säure-Basen-HaushaltsRationale Diagnostik und ökonomische Therapie. Dtsch. Ärzteblatt 102, B 1603 (2005) Y.S.[charite.de]
  • However, the underlying pathophysiology has not been clearly elucidated.[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • Lewis contended that acute and chronic hyperventilation syndrome occurred frequently and described the common and atypical presentations, pathophysiology, and therapy ( Lewis 1953 ).[medlink.com]


  • It also gives a reduction in arterial stiffness and prevents arteriosclerosis which also is good. For sport the trick is short-burst, high-intensity, intermittent training.[aloeride.com]
  • This means that if you can stop hyperventilating, you can potentially reduce the severity of your panic attacks and perhaps prevent them altogether.[calmclinic.com]
  • Asthma is how the body tries to prevent you from hyperventilating. The airways constrict to try to reduce gaseous exchange to allow carbon dioxide to be retained. Breathing harder, or deep breathing makes asthma worse.[forums.prohealth.com]
  • Average trial results show 75 percent fewer symptoms, 90 percent reduction in reliever medication use and 49 percent reduction in preventer medication use just after three months.[faim.org]

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