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What is hyperventilation?

What is hyperventilation?

Worldwide, many people suffer daily from hyperventilation. This can be chronic or acute.

Chronic means that you actually hyperventilate dormant all day long. Acute hyperventilation manifests itself more in (panic) attacks. Sudden heavy sweating, palpitations and light-headedness are some of the symptoms you may notice.

We speak of hyperventilation if your breathing is considerably too fast and / or too shallow. Hyperventilation means “too much” (hyper) breathing (ventilation). Although hyperventilation is not dangerous in itself, it can cause more serious discomfort if it occurs regularly. The fear of another attack can conserve hyperventilation, which can lead to panic attacks.

The word “chronic” in chronic hyperventilation means “continuous”. It does not mean that the complaints will not go away. Chronic hyperventilation can be remedied just as well as acute hyperventilation.

Efficient breathing

With the Del Ferro Method you learn to breathe efficiently. The method was developed in 1978 by Len Del Ferro, who made a revolutionary discovery. But what exactly does this method entail? The breathing technique where the diaphragm muscle is trained is the core to solve hyperventilation. In addition, we also focus on the mental part in order for you to gain more confidence overcome your fears. The training is one-on-one to personally coach you in learning to apply efficient breathing and achieve your personal goals.

With over 40 years of experience and thousands of people who have followed the breathing training according to the Del Ferro Method, the Del Ferro technique has proven that everyone can learn to breathe efficiently and solve complaints caused by dysfunctional breathing.

The advantages of Del Ferro

  • More than 40 years of experience
  • Founder of the diaphragm breathing training against hyperventilation
  • Covered by health insurance companies
  • Scientifically proven
  • International fame
  • Unique method
  • Various courses

Do you want to solve hyperventilation? From the first day of the course we will teach you how to prevent an attack. We work with a method that has already helped thousands of people to get rid of hyperventilating.

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Most common complaints for (chronic) hyperventilation

Do you experience more than 3 of the complaints below? Then you know, together with many others, what it is to hyperventilate. Big change that you suffer from panic attacks that are a consequence from hyperventilation.

  • Vibrations
  • Signing or Yawning
  • Breathlessness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Insomnia
  • Quickly tired
  • Pressure and / or pain on the chest
  • Palpitations
  • Pain in the neck and / or shoulders
  • Headache
  • Feeling of tightness around the head
  • Feeling light-headed
  • Feeling that you are going to pass out
  • Actually pass out
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling rushed
  • Nervousness
  • Fear
  • Feeling absent
  • Gag in the throat
  • Dry mouth
  • Trouble talking
  • Difficulties thinking clearly
  • Blurred vision
  • Strained jaws
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Bloated or pressured stomach
  • Burping / flatulence
  • Nausea
  • Urinating frequently
  • Sweating more than usual
  • Dead or tingling feeling in the hands, feet and / or face
  • Cold / clammy hands and / or feet
  • Problems concentrating
  • Claustrophobic
  • Muscle cramps
  • Trembling hands

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