Has anyone ever mentioned hyperventilation syndrome to you ?
Many different factors can cause chest symptoms with hyperventilation syndrome. Normally, breathing is relaxed. If you overbreathe, the lungs become overinflated. Without thinking about it, you might use your chest muscles to expand your rib cage. This extra muscle work will feel like shortness of breath, and you will have difficulty taking a deep breath. Your chest muscles will become tired, just like your legs tire after a long run. The lowered carbon dioxide levels in the blood can cause squeezing of the airways, which then results in wheezing. Hyperventilation syndrome may cause the following:
Shortness of breath
Tightness in chest
Over sensitivity of airways
Tingling and coldness especially in the hands and fingers and often in the face.
Degrees of anxiety
This list is not all inclusive. I would like to suggest you see your physician for a medical screening exam to find out what is causing your issues.
Take care and keep us posted on how you are doing.
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