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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is hyperventilation syndrome . panic disorder?

A psychological disorder that can be very distressing to the patient. It is often caused by anxiety or underlying emotional trauma.

Symptoms of hyperventilation syndrome . panic disorder

  • Feeling breathless

  • Episodes of sudden, severe anxiety or fear

  • Decreased sensation over skin

  • Constantly in fear of the next panic attack

  • Feeling more sensitive or irritable

  • Difficulty sleeping (Insomnia)

  • Fearing that if the breathlessness continues, death is imminent

  • Fears that are sometimes irrational or illogical

Questions your doctor may ask to check for hyperventilation syndrome . panic disorder

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose hyperventilation syndrome . panic disorder

  • Are you breathless or having hard time breathing?

  • Do you have episodes of sudden, severe anxiety or fear?

  • Do you feel the sensation on your skin has changed?

  • Are you constantly in fear of the next panic attack?

  • Do you feel more sensitive or irritable?

Treatment for hyperventilation syndrome . panic disorder

During a hyperventilation episode, home remedies like breathing through cupped hands, or holding breath for 10 seconds may help. In between episodes, a counselor or psychiatrist can help to teach coping methods. It is important to identify and manage the cause for the panic disorder e.g. stress, relationships. Doctors can also prescribe medications to reduce anxiety.

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