Causes of Hyperventilation
Hyperventilation symptoms can be similar to symptoms that
are caused by another problem. Hyperventilation can also be directly caused
- A medical condition or disease. Examples include:
- A rapid increase in
- Ingestion or
overdose of drugs, including amphetamine, aspirin, asthma medicines, cocaine,
iron, LSD, or methamphetamine.
- Nervous system problems, such as
meningitis, or stroke.
- Physical problems
that cause pressure on or within the chest, such as:
- Chest wall injury.
- Collapsed lung
abdominal fluid retention (ascites).
- Situations where there is a psychological advantage
for a person to have a sudden, dramatic illness.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||David Messenger, MD|
|Last Revised||August 29, 2012|