Reverting Chronic Hyperventilation Syndrome

with a Buteyko Breathing Course

What is chronic hyperventilation?

Chronic Hyperventilation Syndrome (CHVS) is a respiratory disorder characterized by reduced CO2 content of the blood (hypocapnia) as a result of hyperventilation (overbreathing) of prolonged duration. Also known as Hyperventilation Syndrome (HVS) or.

From the perspective of Buteyko theory, all people who overbreathe even to a slight degree are chronically hyperventilating. In regular medicine however, patients' actual breathing volume (liters per minute) is usually only measured when the patient complains about his breathing. Buteyko Breathing has much stricter standards and guidelines concerning breathing: Most people who overbreathe according to Buteyko, would not be diagnosed with CHVS by regular medicine.

Cause of chronic hyperventilation

Chronic hyperventilation can be caused by lifestyle factors such as food, work, stress and lack of sleep or exercise. It can also be caused by wrong functioning of the breathing center in the medulla oblongata, where your natural breathing impulse originates.

From the point of view of Buteyko theory, chronic hyperventilation is both an illness and the cause of many other illnesses. In Buteyko theory, chronic hyperventilation is regarded as the main underlying cause of more than 150 chronic diseases.

Revert chronic hyperventilation with a Buteyko Breathing course

Buteyko Breathing is specifically designed to lower your breathing volume and revert chronic hyperventilation using a breathing exercise program complemented with improvements to lifestyle habits.

Doing a Buteyko Breathing course will give pretty quick results if chronic hyperventilation is the only chronic illness a person suffers from: Symptoms can become less after days or weeks. If other chronic diseases are also present, progress will be a bit slower and possibly more complicated. Results are dependent on:

  • Severity of symptoms
  • Students' compliance to instructions and guidance
  • Students' level of practice (basic, intermediate or advanced)
  • Frequency of support sessions for additional guidance
  • Other factors (for example: age, general state of health, other diseases and activities.)

Buteyko Breathing improves your breathing directly. The benefits of doing a Buteyko course for chronic hyperventilation patients are great as it is designed to revert chronic hyperventilation and the other chronic diseases caused by it.

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