Respiratory Alkalosis is a potentially serious medical condition that is related to a decrease amount of carbon dioxide level in the arteries.

It is considered a hyperventilation process which is different from Respiratory Acidosis which is a “decreased ventilation process” hyperventilation process

There are acute and chronic causes of Respiratory Alkalosis

Causes:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Hysteria
  • High altitude
  • Drugs inlcuding doxapram hydrochlorid (Dopram) and large doses of aspirin.
  • Stroke
  • Meningitis
  • Pregnancy
  • Pneumonia
  • Excessive caffeine

Symptoms:

  • Tetany
  • Fainting
  • Breathing fast
  • Light headed
  • “Seeing” lights

Treatment:

  • Proper and controlled respiration
  • Relaxation
  • Meditation
  • Treatment of underlining condition
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