Signs and Symptoms of Hyperventilation
symptoms are often divided into acute and chronic.
However, in most cases, doctors assume that hyperventilation is
easily recognizable and not so common. On the contrary, over 90% of
modern normal subjects hyperventilate at rest
(see Hyperventilation prevalence web page
with the Graph and Table that reflect historical changes in minute
ventilation rates during the last 80 years) and it is not easy to notice.
Chronic overbreathing causes a variety of symptoms due to dozens
of physiological abnormalities created by alveolar hypocapnia (low CO2
in the alveoli of the lungs) in each system of the human body. We have
already considered over a hundred of medical research studies that have
proven that chronic hyperventilation and abnormal respiratory
parameters is a typical clinical finding in heart disease, diabetes,
asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, epilepsy, HIV-AIDS and many other
disorders (see links below).
Furthermore, available clinical evidence and controlled trials of
breathing techniques suggest that all common manifestations of many
diseases are chronic overbreathing symptoms.
Furthermore, decades of medical research have confirmed dozens of
biochemical effects of hyperventilation that include cell hypoxia,
chronic inflammation, generation of lactic acid and free radicals
due to anaerobic cellular respiration, excessive mucus production,
bronchoconstriction, vasoconstriction, over-excited state of nerve
cells, coughing, sighing,
dyspnea or shortness of breath, and many others.
These effects and related medical references
can be found on related web pages (see CO2 links below).
It is not a surprise than that there are many seemingly different
symptoms of chronic overbreathing since CO2 performs dozens of vital
functions in the human body (see links below). These hyperventilation symptoms
are listed below,
as well as their physiological mechanisms. In addition, most chronic
overbreathing symptoms have simple solutions that are based on
reduced breathing (or breathing less). There are, however, in some
cases, important practical details in order to perform breathing
Warning. The hyperventilation treatment options suggested below
relate only to acute episodes. For permanent breathing normalization it
is necessary to follow the program of breathing retraining (the Section Learn).
Common symptoms of overbreathing and simple treatment options
symptoms of hyperventilation:
- Dyspnea is labored or difficult breathing
characterized by uncomfortable awareness about own breathing at rest or at
exertion and is caused by overbreathing
of breath (also known as dyspnea or breathlessness) is difficult or labored
breathing accompanied by unpleasant awareness about own breathing. For causes,
visit What causes shortness of breath.
- Difficulty breathing (aka dyspnea or
shortness of breath) is also labored breathing accompanied by unpleasant
awareness about own breathing
- Breathlessness and labored
breathing is the same term. (When the mainstream medicine is confused,
it invents many names for the same phenomenon.)
- Sighing is usually defined as an involuntary
inhalation that is 1.5-2 times greater than the usual tidal volume
- Bronchoconstriction is constriction of
airways that is caused by alveolar hypocapnia (lack of CO2). Inflammation and
extra mucus may occur
- Bronchospasm is narrowing of bronchi and
bronchioles due to alveolar hyperventilation
Hypoxemia (low levels of oxygen in the blood), in cases of chronic diseases, is most likely to be caused by chronic overbreathing.
Problems with nerves and mind:
- How to relax your mind:
easy breathing exercise to calm overexcited nerve cells in 2-3 minutes
- How to calm nerves with
reduced breathing that increases CO2 and O2 levels in brain cells.
- Cough: Causes, symptoms, effects and treatment
- Dry cough: Causes and remedies
- Cause of cough: A general overview of the
physiological mechanism that makes coughing chronic or persistent
- Persistent cough remedies: Easy
breathing exercises to stop chronic coughing
- Get rid of cough: The main breathing
exercise (treatment of hyperventilation) that is used during bouts of coughing
to stop them faster and reduce the damage caused by coughing to airways, lungs,
and all body cells
- How to cure a cough in 2-3 minutes,
using Buteyko reduced breathing exercise
- Stop coughing naturally: A simple
breathing technique to stop bouts of coughing and reduce their damage to alveoli
in the lungs, airways, and all other cells
- Stop coughing at night: A breathing
technique and exercise to reduce duration and severity of night coughing. A
similar exercise is used for insomnia problems
- Best cough treatment: The permanent solution to chronic problems with whooping cough, dry
cough (or chesty cough), coughing at night, and coughing in children.
Sore throat remedies and how to get rid of a sore throat: Causes and a simple breathing exercise to treat sore throat.
Excessive yawning and how to stop yawning
a lot: Causes and a simple breathing exercise that stop constant yawning in
nearly 1 minute.
How to get rid of phlegm:
How to get rid of
phlegm: Rules and requirements in order to get rid of existing mucus and
stop production of excessive phlegm.
Fluid in lungs:
Fluid in lungs may relate to habitual chest
breathing causing alveolar hypoxia or lack of electrical grounding of the human
- How to
fall asleep fast breathing exercise has a very high success rate: over
90% of people significantly reduce their problems with insomnia.
- Home remedies for chronic constipation
- Constipation causes: Low body
- Constipation pain relief: How to relieve
constipation pain using 1-2 minutes simple breath work
- How to relieve constipation
in 1 min (breathing exercise).
- How to get rid of
cramps: How to get rid of cramps breathing exercise
- Leg cramps at night: Two easy solutions
(Earthing and reduced breathing exercise).
rhinitis, and related conditions:
- Nasal congestion: Its causes, mechanism,
- Sinusitis: Causes, pathophysiology and treatment
- How to get rid of a
stuffy nose: Very easy breathing exercise
- Runny nose: Causes, mechanisms, and solutions
- How to stop a runny nose:
Immediate and permanent solutions to problems with allergic rhinitis, and other
conditions causing running nose
- Stuffy nose: Main causes (infections and
allergies) and remedies
- How to clear a stuffy nose in 1-2 min
using a simple breathing exercise
- Unblock the nose
naturally in 2-3 min (breathing exercise)
- How to stop a bloody nose: In cases
of nose bleeds, you need to overbreathe so that to reduce blood flow and
prevent excessive blood losses.
- Night sweats are based on factors that
cause heavy breathing and low body O2.
- Frequent urination can be triggered
by numerous conditions, but there is usually one and the same prime cause.
- Vasoconstriction is a classic sign of
- Poor circulation is another classic symptom of
- Cold hands and feet is
common symptom of hyperventilation
- Cold feet are generally caused by lack of
CO2, O2 and free electrons in body cells.
- Feeling cold all the time: This symptom
most commonly present in people with low body O2 levels, while sedentary
lifestyle is an additional factor for those who do not run. (Other forms of
exercise usually provide only a temporary relief.) At winter times, people
with high CPs can get this symptom and solve it with 3-5 tablespoon of dairy
cream per day.
- Why am I always so tired? - This is
due to low body O2
- Tired after eating - Either
overbreathing or overeating is the cause.
- Headache after exercise usually relates to
mouth breathing during exercise.
Acidity in body cells:
- Acidity symptoms correlate with body
O2, and a simple DIY body oxygen test and heredity predict the expression of
this factor in body symptoms.
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- Dark circles under eyes
signify reduced blood flow and poor oxygenation of the skin, together with
possibly suppressed immune system
- Bags under eyes indicate abnormal
water transport due to faulty active transport of chemicals (especially
salts or ions) caused by low O2 levels in tiny pumps.
Allergies and related conditions:
- Electromagnetic hypersensitivity creates inflammation and increases breathing causing less than 25-30 s for the body O2 test.
- Caffeine addiction is based on reduced
brain and body-oxygen levels, while coffee and caffeine containing
substances provide a temporary relief from symptoms of hyperventilation
- Coffee addiction can only appear in those
people who have low body O2 values due to chest breathing, mouth breathing and
- Learn how to stop an addiction
and disrupt a vicious circle using breathing exercises and lifestyle changes.
- How to gain weight fast and
naturally using those methods that increase body-oxygen levels, improve liver
function, appetite, sleep and energy levels
- How to lose weight
without exercise using one simple and totally natural trick: slower and
easier breathing that increases blood sugar levels and improves blood flow and
circulation with better O2 transport and higher results for the body O2 test
- Why can't I lose weight? There is
only one cause: low body oxygenation, poor blood circulation, fatigue and hunger
are all caused by heavy breathing.
Inflammation and related symptoms:
- Inflammatory response, as recent
studies confirmed, is regulated by the electrical charge of the human body
- While inflammation response appears due to a lack of electrical grounding of the
human body, chronic inflammation is
caused by reduced circulation and low level of oxygen in cells due to chronic
hyperventilation and deficiency of electrons due to static electricity on the
- Swelling is a part of the inflammatory response.
Right down below here is a table that summarizes main lifestyle effects of overbreathing vs. normal breathing (with normal body oxygenation). This table has numbers for results of the DIY body oxygen test and is provided as your bonus content.
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