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Hyperventilation (cont.)

Hyperventilation Home Remedies

If a person has signs and symptoms of hyperventilation syndrome, a visit to a hospital's emergency department will determine whether or not he or she is 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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/12/2014
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