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With appropriate training, a person may use stress-reduction techniques, breathing exercises, and certain medications to reduce the number and severity of the hyperventilation attacks. In addition, therapy for any anxiety problems should help reduce the number of attacks and their severity.
Hyperventilation syndrome is an area of medicine under current study. Hyperventilation research focuses on understanding the conditions that predispose some people to this syndrome as well as its relationship to related disorders.
Ira H Tilles, MD
Kimberly A Sing, MD
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