Respiratory alkalosis is a condition marked by low levels of carbon dioxide in the blood due to breathing excessively.
Alkalosis - respiratory
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Common causes include:
Any lung disease that leads to shortness of breath can also cause respiratory alkalosis.
Review Date: 08/08/2009
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.