Last Updated on Dec 18, 2019

Symptoms

Symptoms of hyperventilation usually lasts for 15 to 30 minutes. Hyperventilation can cause the following symptoms although it is not mandatory that all of them occur.

  • Numbness / tingling in the lips, hands and feet
  • Lightheadedness / feeling faint / dizziness
  • Headache
  • Chest pain
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of conciousness

People with hyperventilation syndrome suffer from chest, stomach, nervous system and emotional complaints.

The abdominal complaints include-

  • Bloating 
  • Burping
  • Passing excess gas
  • Feeling of pressure in the abdominal region

Some nervous system complaints include-

  • Numbness/headaches/nerve irritability
  • Dizziness/ fainting
  • Hot, cold sensations / feeling of chilliness
  • Intolerance of bright light / noise
  • Auditory/visual disturbances
  • Twitching eyelids
  • Spasms/ cramps of the fingers/hands
  • Anxiety
  • EEG abnormalities

Emotional / Psychological complaints include-

  • Confusion / feeling agitated / anxiety / irritability
  • Lack of concentration
  • A feeling of being outside yourself / depersonalization
  • Hallucination
  • Phobias
  • Obsession
  • Feeling of Inadequacy
  • Panic attacks / depression
  • Anorexia

Respiratory symptoms-

  • Feeling as if you can't breathe
  • Chest tightness / choking / chest pain
  • Shortness of breath / dyspnea
  • Palpitations
  • Sighing / yawning
  • Irritable cough
  • Asthma

Comments

trackana Monday, June 4, 2012

I have simillar symptoms what is medication or home remedy for this?

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