logo

Video encyclopedia

Hyperventilation

2:32

Hypoventilation and Hyperventilation - EMTprep.com

1:24

How to Treat Hyperventilation - First Aid Training - St John Ambulance

2:08

Hyperventilation - Causes and treatment of hyperventilation

2:42

Hyperventilation| Crazy In L O V E | AMV

2:56

Hyperventilation

Hyperventilation occurs when the rate or tidal volume of breathing eliminates more carbon dioxide than the body can produce. This leads to hypocapnia, a reduced concentration of carbon dioxide dissolved in the blood. The body normally attempts to compensate for this homeostatically but if this fails or is overridden, the blood pH will rise, leading to respiratory alkalosis. The symptoms of respiratory alkalosis include: dizziness, tingling in the lips, hands or feet, headache, weakness, fainting and seizures. In extreme cases it may cause carpopedal spasms, a flapping and contraction of the hands and feet.
Explore contextually related video stories in a new eye-catching way. Try Combster now!
  • Types¬†