Hyperventilation is most often caused by stress, anxiety, pain, or
fear. Symptoms of hyperventilation usually last 20 to 30 minutes and may
Feeling anxious, nervous, or
Frequent sighing or yawning.
Feeling that you
can't get enough air (air hunger) or that you need to sit up to
A pounding and racing heartbeat.
Numbness or tingling in the
hands, feet, or around the mouth.
Chest tightness, fullness,
pressure, tenderness, or pain.
changes, such as blurred vision or tunnel vision.
concentration or memory.
Loss of consciousness (fainting).
Treatment for hyperventilation depends on the cause. Home treatment
is usually all that is needed for mild hyperventilation symptoms. Medical
treatment may be needed for hyperventilation symptoms that are moderate to
severe, last for long periods of time, or recur. A health professional can help
you develop a strategy for controlling your symptoms or treat the cause of your
Recommended Related to Lung Disease/Respiratory Problems
The symptoms of tuberculosis range from no symptoms (latent tuberculosis) to symptoms of active disease. In fact, you may not even be aware that you have a latent TB infection until it's revealed through a skin test, perhaps during a routine checkup.
If you have active TB disease, you may have these symptoms:
Overall sensation of feeling unwell
Cough, possibly with bloody mucus
Shortness of breath
Pain in the chest