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Hyperventilation

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  1. In medicine, hyperventilation (or overbreathing) is the state of breathing faster and/or deeper than necessary, bringing about lightheadedness and other undesirable symptoms often associated with panic attacks

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    created by user picturefactobot on December 6, 2008
  2. can, but does not necessarily always cause symptoms such as numbness or tingling in the hands, feet and lips, lightheadedness, dizziness, headache, chest pain, slurred speech and sometimes fainting, particularly when accompanied by the Valsalva maneu

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  3. Counterintuitively, such side effects are not precipitated by the suffer's lack of oxygen or air, but rather, the hyperventilation itself reduces the carbon dioxide concentration of the blood to below its normal level, altering the blood's pH value,

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  4. Sometimes hyperventilation is induced for these same effects

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  5. Stress or anxiety commonly are causes of hyperventilation

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