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Symptoms of Hyperventilation
The following features are indicative of Hyperventilation:
muscle spasms in the hands and feet
numbness and tingling in the arms or around the mouth
It is possible that Hyperventilation shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.
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Common Causes of Hyperventilation
The following are the most common causes of Hyperventilation:
Prevention of Hyperventilation
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Hyperventilation. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
breathing into a paper bag to restore CO₂ levels
Occurrence of Hyperventilation
Number of Cases
The following are the number of Hyperventilation cases seen each year worldwide:
Very common > 10 Million cases
Common Age Group
Hyperventilation can occur at any age.
Hyperventilation can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Hyperventilation
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Hyperventilation:
Blood testing: For measurement of oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in blood
Electrocardiogram(ECG): To detect rhythms of heart
Perfusion scan of lungs: For measurement of breathing and lung circulation
Doctor for Diagnosis of Hyperventilation
Patients should visit the following specialists if they have symptoms of Hyperventilation:
Complications of Hyperventilation if untreated
Yes, Hyperventilation causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Hyperventilation is left untreated:
Self-care for Hyperventilation
The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Hyperventilation:
Patient breathing into a paper bag: Helps out in causing rebreathing and restoration of CO₂ levels
Alternative Medicine for Treatment of Hyperventilation
The following alternate medicine and therapies are known to help in the treatment or management of Hyperventilation:
Buteyko Breathing method: Helps out in reducing the symptoms and recurrence of the episodes of hyperventilation
Time for Treatment of Hyperventilation
While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Hyperventilation to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
Disease cannot be treated but only maintained or effects reduced
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This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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