Respiratory Alkalosis is a potentially serious medical condition with may causes and symptoms. It is often related to the decrease amount of carbon dioxide level in the arteries.
It is considered a hyperventilation process. This is far different from Respiratory Acidosis which is a “decreased ventilation process”. Knowing the difference between the two is important and often a struggle to really grasp.
There are acute and chronic causes of Respiratory Alkalosis.
– High altitude
– Drugs inlcuding doxapram hydrochlorid (Dopram) and large doses of aspirin.
– Excessive caffeine
– Breathing fast
– Light headed
– “Seeing” lights
– Proper and controlled respiration
– Treatment of underlining condition