Hyperventilation means breathing faster than normal. It feels like one can't get enough air. This makes the carbon dioxide level in your blood and brain tissue fall. Usually caused by psychic and/or social stress.
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eMedicine - Hyperventilation Syndrome
Condition in which minute ventilation exceeds metabolic demands, resulting in hemodynamic and chemical changes that produce characteristic symptoms. Information about this disorder including possible treatment.
eMedicine Health - Hyperventilation
Consumer health resource center providing information on the causes, symptoms, and treatment.
Provides information on chronic hyperventilation and offers an online therapy program for people to cure themselves of this difficult disorder.
MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Rapid Breathing
Provides information about this disorder.
Physiotherapy for Hyperventilation
Information and contacts about hyperventilation compiled and maintained by chartered physiotherapists specialised in the management of breathing pattern disorders.
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