Breathing so fast that carbon dioxide levels in the blood are decreased, temporarily upsetting normal blood chemistry. This may occur in athletes during or following vigorous physical activity.
The normal pattern of breathing often changes from abdominal breathing to upper chest breathing, often through the mouth, leading to musculo-skeletal changes of upper chest and neck muscles which in turn causes pain, tension and headaches.
Described as a diagnosis begging for recognition, HVS is increasingly recognized as a significant cause of ill-health, although remains widely under-diagnosed.
A change in the normal ratio of acid to other elements in the blood caused by breathing out too much carbon dioxide. Hyperventilation can accompany fever, disease of the heart and lungs, or severe injury if disease or injury is not present, hyperventilation is caused by anxiety. The following factors make it more likely to occur:
Signs and symptoms
Home Treatment- During an attack, the following instructions will increase carbon dioxide in the blood and relieve symptoms:
Avoid anxiety-producing situations.
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