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Hyperventilation (cont.)

Hyperventilation Treatment

Hyperventilation Self-Care at Home

If a person has signs and symptoms of hyperventilation syndrome, they should go to a hospital's emergency department to assure he or she is not having other, more worrisome, causes of these symptoms. Home care for hyperventilation syndrome is only for people who have been told by their doctors that they have hyperventilation syndrome.

  • If a person has been diagnosed with hyperventilation syndrome, the doctor may instruct the patient to briefly try certain breathing and relaxation exercises. This may work to stop an attack.
  • Breathing into a paper bag is no longer recommended.
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