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Hyperventilating, also called overbreathing, can occur during panic attacks can be frightening. This can cause your panic attack to escalate.
When someone hyperventilates, they may feel lightheaded or dizzy. They may have additional symptoms of excess gas, belching, bloating or dry mouth. They may feel weak, have problems sleeping or feel numbness or tingling in your arms. They may experience muscle spasms, chest pains or heart palpitations.
Hyperventilating is a symptom of anxiety and panic attacks, but can also signal other, serious health conditions. If you begin hyperventilating, and have not seen a doctor for this symptom, it is important to seek medical attention to determine if there is a medical condition that should be treated immediately. Some of the physical reasons for hyperventilating can include:
Pneumonia or other lung infections
Heart attack, congestive heart failure or heart disease
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Alternative Names GAD; Anxiety disorder Treatment The goal of treatment is to help you function well during day-to-day life. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and medications are the mainstays of treatment. Medications are an important part of treatment. Once you start them, do not suddenly stop without talking with your health care provider. Medications that may be used include: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are usually the first choice in medications. Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are another choice. Other antidepressants and some antiseizure drugs may be used for severe cases. Benzodiazepines such as alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin), and lorazepam (Ativan) may be used if antidepressants don't help enough with symptoms. Long-term dependence on these drugs is a concern. Short-term memory problems may also develop with long-term use. A medication called buspirone may also be used. Cognitive-behavioral therapies should be used together with dr...
The normal amount of body hair varies widely among women. Usually, a woman will only grow fine hair (peach fuzz) on her lips, chin, chest, abdomen, or back. When women grow coarse, dark hairs in these areas, the condition is called hirsutism. This pattern of hair growth is more typical of men.
Hypertrichosis; Hirsutism; Hair - excessive (women); Excessive hair in women; Hair - women - excessive or unwanted
All women normally produce low levels of male hormones (androgens). Unwanted hair growth (hirsutism) in women may occur when the body makes too much male hormone.
In most cases, the exact cause is never identified. It tends to run in families. In general, hirsutism is a harmless condition. But many women find it bothersome, or even embarrassing.
A common cause is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Women with PCOS and other hormone conditions that cause unwanted hair growth m...
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