Respiratory System Interactions

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Definition

Respiratory alkalosis is a condition marked by low levels of carbon dioxide in the blood due to breathing excessively.

See also: Alkalosis


Alternative Names

Alkalosis - respiratory


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Common causes include:

  • Anxiety
  • Fever
  • Hyperventilation

Any lung disease that leads to shortness of breath can also cause respiratory alkalosis.


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