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(IN YOUR OWN WORDS PLEASE) Anxiety can cause hyperventilation. Explain how anxiety can cause hyperventilation and how hyperventilation causes...

(IN YOUR OWN WORDS PLEASE)  Anxiety can cause hyperventilation. Explain how anxiety can cause hyperventilation and how hyperventilation causes respiratory alkalosis.

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Anxiety causes one to breathe deeply and rapidly hence overbreathing which causes hyperventilation. This... View the full answer

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  • thats almost exactly what I wrote and me school didn't except it
    • crod010103
    • Jul 19, 2016 at 8:29pm
  • Excitement and anxiety make an individual to breathe in and out rapidly. These rapid breathing can at times go to an excess that is beyond the normal expansion of the lungs and if the lungs expand abnormally it leads to hyperventilation which is a chief cause of respiratory alkaliosis.
    • isaacmimi
    • Jul 19, 2016 at 8:36pm
  • Respiratory alkalosis is a disturbance in acid and base balance due to alveolar hyperventilation. Alveolar hyperventilation leads to a decreased partial pressure of arterial carbon dioxide (PaCO2)
    • isaacmimi
    • Jul 19, 2016 at 8:37pm

Anxiety is well known to be a cause in hyperventilation because when one is anxious, their respiratory system tends to... View the full answer

anxiety causes overbreathe leading to too much oxygen in the bod y . To use this oxygen (to extract it from your blood),... View the full answer

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