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What causes hyperventilation?

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Many conditions and situations can bring on hyperventilation, including:

  • Anxiety disorder
  • Panic attack
  • Asthma
  • Stress
  • Worry or anxiety
  • Hard exercise
  • Emphysema or another lung disease
  • Side effects from certain drugs
  • High altitude
  • Having a head injury
  • Shock

From: What Is Hyperventilation? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: “Hyperventilation.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Shortness of breath.”

Mayo Clinic: “Asthma treatment: Do complementary and alternative approaches work?”

Nemours Foundation: “Fainting.”

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: “Dizziness and motion sickness.” National Jewish Health: “Minimizing shortness of breath.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 07, 2018

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: “Hyperventilation.”

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Shortness of breath.”

Mayo Clinic: “Asthma treatment: Do complementary and alternative approaches work?”

Nemours Foundation: “Fainting.”

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: “Dizziness and motion sickness.” National Jewish Health: “Minimizing shortness of breath.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on February 07, 2018

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