What Causes Asthma? Overbreathing and Low Body O2

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- Updated on August 13, 2020

What Causes Asthma? Overbreathing and Low Body O2 1By Dr. Artour Rakhimov, Alternative Health Educator and Author

- Medically Reviewed by Naziliya Rakhimova, MD

Brain O2 levels: changes after overbreathing What causes asthma and its acute exacerbations? Six most effective clinical trials on asthma applied the same technique. The purpose of this breathing technique is to teach asthmatics how to breathe in accordance with medical norms for breathing at rest. Many people think that asthma can be caused by stress, infections, allergy triggers, dysfunctional immune system and many other factors. There is also exercise induced asthma and many other factors, such as overeating, laughing and talking.

All these factors trigger by chronic hyperventilation that leads to bronchospasm, cell hypoxia and the suppressed immune system (in a long run).

Medical evidence suggests that all asthmatics suffer from chronic hyperventilation. Here are the results of 5 clinical studies that measured breathing in people with asthma.

*One row corresponds to one research paper or medical science article
Condition Minute
Number of
All references or
click below for abstracts
Normal breathing 6 l/min 0 % Medical textbooks
Healthy Subjects 6-7 l/min >400 0 % Results of 14 studies
Asthma 13 (+-2) l/min 16 100% Chalupa et al, 2004
Asthma 15 l/min 8 100% Johnson et al, 1995
Asthma 14 (+-6) l/min 39 100% Bowler et al, 1998
Asthma 13 (+-4) l/min 17 100% Kassabian et al, 1982
Asthma 12 l/min 101 100% McFadden & Lyons, 1968

Overbreathing (or breathing more than the medical norm) causes alveolar hypocapnia (lack of CO2) that leads to constrictions of respiratory airways (due to CO2-bronchodilation effect). Regardless of the presence of ventilation-perfusion mismatch and arterial CO2 levels (it can be high in severe lung diseases), hyperventilation always leads to tissue hypoxia, anaerobic cellular respiration, generation of free radicals in cells, immunosuppression, predisposition to chronic inflammation, excessive production of mucus, and many other pathological effects that worsen health of asthma patients.

This YouTube video (on the right side) features Dr. Artour Rakhimov who explains the key causes of asthma.

If you follow to the NormalBreathing YouTube channel, you can find more videos with breathing exercises how to stop asthma attacks, how to get rid of chronic cough, how to fall asleep fast and many others.

Other pages of this site provide the details of the program to defeat asthma and restore normal lung function results using breathing normalization.

Overbreathing test and asthma causes

Hyperventilation provocation test (forceful deep and fast breathing), according to medical studies, triggers acute asthma attacks in 100% of patients. Hence, it is logical that breathing less can prevent or stop most asthma attacks, see “Stop acute asthma exacerbation” in 2-3 minutes with a simple breathing exercise (up to 90% of asthma exacerbations can be prevented without using ventolin or other broncnodilators).

Restoration of normal breathing parameters eliminates all signs and symptoms of asthma. Hence, the cause of asthma is chronic hyperventilation.

Related web pages:
Asthma Overview – common symptoms, their mechanisms, research quotes, lifestyle factors and other resources for asthma patients
Bronchial asthma: definition, causes and treatment
Asthma treatment: the review of the most effective methods to treat asthma
Effects of breathing exercises on asthma symptoms – How changes in automatic breathing patterns leads to elimination of all symptoms and clinical remission of asthmatics.

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