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Question :
Posted On : 26 Jun 2019
What is the treatment for FUNCTIONAL HYPERVENTILATION in pediatric patients?
Expert Answer :
Current thinking suggests that the syndrome might better be termed behavioral breathlessness or psychogenic dyspnea with hyperventilation. Techniques of rebreathing into a paper bag are no longer recommended because significant hypoxia and death have been reported.

Patients should be referred to a psychologist.
Answer Discussion :
Eslam Helmy
Breathing in abag
4 years ago
Iulia Apsan
breathe in a bag
4 years ago

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