January 15, 2014 at 03:00AM from How to of the Day
Hyperventilation is medically defined as overbreathing, or breathing in excess of what the body needs. It is usually identified by symptoms of rapid, deep breathing, and is typically brought about by panic or anxiety attacks due to extreme stress or excitement. It can also be voluntarily induced (by taking many deep breaths), or be caused by the medical condition metabolic acidosis. Although the experience of hyperventilating may feel terrifying and may cause the individual to panic even further, there are ways on how to deal with and control hyperventilation.