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Respiratory alkalosis

  • Alternative Names

    Alkalosis - respiratory


    Treatment is aimed at the condition that causes respiratory alkalosis. Breathing into a paper bag -- or using a mask that causes you to re-breathe carbon dioxide -- sometimes helps reduce symptoms.

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    Expectations (prognosis)

    What will happen depends on the condition that is causing the respiratory alkalosis.


    Seizures may occur if the alkalosis is extremely severe. This is very rare.

    Calling your health care provider

    Call your health care provider if you have any symptoms of lung disease, such as chronic cough or shortness of breath.