Chronic hypoventilation is a serious disease which only a few surgeons are able to treat. Patients suffering from this disease face a lot of problems. In this disease there is a slow and regular depletion of carbon dioxide from the blood. Therefore because of this the receptors those are required to be bonding with CO2 instead bond with oxygen and this results in the consumption of much of it at a single place and there is only a little volume left for the body’s systems and body’s organs to have.
So what does it mean? It means that the body parts like the brain the muscles, the stomach etc. will not able to get enough oxygen and because of this the patients start getting such symptoms which are unrelated, in all these or some parts of the body. Like the patient’s brain, ears and stomach all may have problems which cannot be related to each other. Doctors may also sometimes find it hard to spot the real problem. But surely the experts can do.
Symptoms of Chronic Hypoventilation
The major sign through which Chronic Hyperventilation Syndrome can be spotted is the existence of hazy faintness along with a number of other apparently distinct symptoms that can include one or several of the following:
- shortness of breath
- regular sighing or yawning
- Pain in chest
- palpitation of heart
- slurred speech
- cold, numb lips or extremities
- painful muscles or joints
- tiredness, shakiness, or weakness
- restless sleep or insomnia
- sexual problems
- anxiety or phobias
- fear of being hypochondriac
- feeling dryness in mouth
- difficulty in swallowing
- bloating, flatulence, belching, or abdominal pain
- weaken memory or concentration
- ringing in ears
- unclear vision, double vision, tunnel vision, or flashing lights
- rapid pulse
- irregular blood pressure
So the time comes for a doctor’s consultation about Chronic Hypoventilation when many of the above symptoms found familiar. Try for a good doctor who knows about it and who can really give a proper treatment after knowing it.
Treatment of Chronic Hypoventilation
There are differences in opinions of doctors regarding the treatment of Chronic Hypoventilation just because of the reason that the opinions about the causes of it also don’t match too. There are doctors who are of the opinion that the cause of HVS is anxiety but there are also others who are of the opinion that the anxiety is, as expected caused by body’s steady however unconscious fear of coming suffocation. Both can be correct because there may some type of onion cycle which have both the HVS as well as the anxiety helping out each other. So the following are the suggested treatments which can be helpful:
- Anti-anxiety medications
- Meditation or other relaxation techniques
- Breathing exercises
Though the above is not a complete list and the treatment may vary according to persons.