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Where does hyperventilation originate from?


We breath automatically.

We breathe in oxygen and release carbonic acid. Breathing adapts to what we are doing; we breath quietly when sleeping and fast while exercising.

With anxiety and tension, breathing becomes irregular, often without you even realising it. A burn out or feeling exhausted can also play a role.

You unconsciously breathe more during tension and stress and people tend to hold their breath after the inhalation which makes exhaling more difficult. This also makes sense since inhaling creates tension for your diaphragm (the respiratory muscle) and exhalation creates relaxation.

When you breathe in too much and breathe out too little, the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide is not optimal.

The body will respond to this, which can manifest itself in palpitations, dizziness, light-headedness, tingling and / or bloating.

If you now train the diaphragm muscle, so that it relaxes more than exertion, you immediately notice a reduction of the complaints. This rapid result leads to breaking the vicious circle of fear of fear.