Alternative Names Rapid deep breathing; Breathing - rapid and deep; Overbreathing; Fast deep breathing; Respiratory rate - rapid and deep Home Care Your doctor will look for other medical illnesses before diagnosing hyperventilation syndrome. If your doctor has explained that you hyperventilate from anxiety, stress, or panic, there are steps you can take at home. You, your friends, and family can learn techniques to stop you from hyperventilating when it happens and to prevent future attacks. If you start hyperventilating, the goal is to raise the carbon dioxide level in your blood, which will put an end to most of your symptoms. There are several ways to do this: Get reassurance from a friend or family member to help relax your breathing. Words like "you are doing fine," "you are not having a heart attack," and "you are not going to die" are very helpful. It is extremely important that the person helping you remain calm and deliver these messages with a soft, relaxed tone. To increase your ...
Did you ever wonder why deep breathing works to relax someone sometimes and other times it does not seem to have much of an impact?
Science has shown that our brains process one thought at a time. An article in Science Daily, in discussing the theory of multi-tasking, explains that research from MIT points to our limited ability to process one thought. Other thoughts "line up" waiting their turn to be processed by our brains.
In order for deep breathing to be effective, therefore, we must fully focus on it. Once another thought enters our mind, the thoughts of deep breathing will move to the back of the line and wait, once again, to be processed. In the meantime, thoughts of anxiety, nervousness, worry can take their turns, one by one turning relaxation into turmoil.
Deep breathing is a stress reducer but also offers much more:
Some studies have indicated that fast breathing rates are linked to high blood pressure.
Deep Breathing may help some people wit...
Breathing often gets ignored in our efforts to get healthy. However, many experts will agree that it is the single most important aspect of health that can’t be overlooked. If you think about it, breath is life. Our first inhale happens when we’re born and take our first breath and our last exhale occurs when we die. Life in between is just a series of inhales and exhales and without it, our life would end in a matter of minutes.
How we breathe has a great impact on our emotional state and can be either reactive or active in influencing our state of mind. The next time you are agitated, stressed, upset or angry about something, you’ll notice that your breath is unconsciously shallow and irregular. However, what’s amazing is that you can consciously alter the way you are breathing, taking deeper breaths and inhaling more oxygen, and immediately your emotional state will alter and you will become more balanced . Although it may be more difficult to shift yo...
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