What is Chronic Hyperventilation?
Do you feel like your breathing is fast and high? That could be chronic hyperventilation.
With chronic hyperventilation you breathe for a long time – at least a few weeks – so fast and high that it causes complaints. People with chronic hyperventilation often breathe at least twenty times a minute.
The symptoms of chronic hyperventilation
Because you get too much oxygen in your blood, you can experience tingling, dizziness, vertigo and fatigue. In addition, there are dozens of other complaints that can occur. Chronic hyperventilation is almost always a side effect of another condition, such as overstrain or burnout.
What can you do in case of chronic hyperventilation?
Breathing exercises or mindfulness exercises can help control your breathing. Breathing coaching and physiotherapy can help. Do you suspect it bothers you? Then go to your doctor.
Exercise for enlightenment
Walk up the stairs without breathing. This is how you burn the excess oxygen in your body.
In the Santé of May 2019 you can read a story about breathing.