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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Can stress cause hyperventilation?

yeah im 23 no health problems under stress school - finances - life however bout a month a go i went thru the ER because it hurt when i breathed in and im sure i was hyperventilating and was sent home and now it's doing it again, I dont wanna keep going into er all the time who should i go see and what's going on do you think?
Wed, 19 Nov 2014
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Psychiatrist 's  Response

I had gone through your query.

Rapid breathing or hyperventilation is one of the symptoms of anxiety or panic disorder. Routine physical examination and investigation is must prior we stamp it as anxiety.

So 1st go for physician consultation and get evaluated.

If it is result of stress then following can help to reduce stress.

Psychological support and counseling.
Social and family support.
Regular exercise and meditations.
Relaxation methods.
Proper sleep and diet.
Healthy food and fruits with multivitamin supplements.

Stress free work and activities/pleasurable activities etc can help.

medicines like benzodaizapine and anxiolytic can help but need psychological evaluation before taking any medicines.

So consult and get help.

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