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Breathing Science

Breathing Problems

Chronic pain and anxiety or just a few symptoms of breathing dysfunction. There is a broad spectrum of disease stages and psychological changes that can manifest themselves as pain, emotional stress, and poor performance in your career or athletics from improper breeding habits. These habits are learned over time and can cause debilitating psychological changes that create havoc on your natural homeostasis. Discover and implement good respiration and breathing habits to support your physiology, your consciousness, and your life.

 

There is a long list of benefits from correct and focused breathing patterns that can be learned and applied to a variety of these activities.

 

These physiological and emotional states can be transformed in seconds by people who have learned how to monitor and control their carbon dioxide levels through capnography.

 

Evaluate if you are breathing correctly:

  • Are you over-breathing?

  • Is it triggering symptoms and deficits?

  • Is your breathing making you sick?

  • How is it affecting your consciousness?

  • Is it causing breathing struggle episodes?

  • Is it triggering attention and learning deficits?

  • Is it triggering anxiety, anger, or panic?

  • Is it exacerbating stress, fatigue, and pain?

  • Is it triggering headache, hypertension, asthma?

  • Is it perpetuating unexplained symptoms?

  • Is it compromising athletic or performance ability?

Overbreathing

Hypocapnia CO2 deficit as a consequence of over-breathing is commonplace. It is estimated that 10 to 20% of US population may be suffering some of the effects of over-breathing! The effects can be profound and dramatic, and may trigger, exacerbate, or perpetuate profound short-term and long-term physical and mental changes.

 

These effects may include:

  • Neurological symptoms: epilepsy, ADHD, ADHD

  • Cognitive deficits: attention, learning, thinking, problem solving, memory

  • Psycho motor disturbances: coordination, reaction time, integration

  • Emotional reactivity: anger, anxiety, low mood, frustration tolerance

  • Performance anxiety: public speaking, test taking, music recitals

  • Psychological syndromes: phobias, panic attack, anxiety syndromes, depression

  • Personality changes: self-esteem, confidence, cognitive style, emotional posture

  • Defensiveness: denial, self-talk, dissociation, disconnectedness

  • Stress symptoms: fatigue, generalized anxiety, burnout, and physical symptoms

  • Cardiovascular disturbances: angina, heart attack, arrhythmias, nonspecific pain, ECG abnormalities

  • Vascular symptoms: hypertension, migraine phenomena, digital artery spasm, ischemia

  • Respiratory symptoms: bronchial constriction and spasm, airway resistance, ask my symptoms and attack

  • Gastric symptoms: irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), nausea, cramping, bloatedness, non-ulcer dyspepsia

  • Pregnancy: fetal health, premature birth, symptoms during pregnancy

  • Muscle compromise: spasm, hyperreflexia, pain, tetany, weakness, fatigue, stiffness

  • Neuromuscular dysfunctions: repetitive strain injury (RSI), pain, injury, fibromyalgia

  • Blood irregularities: red blood cell rigidity (effects of calcium), thrombosis (blood clotting)

  • Physical deficits: physical endurance, altitude sickness, acute fatigue, chronic fatigue, effort syndrome

  • Sleep disturbances: apnea and other disturbances

About Capnography

Capnography is the monitoring of the concentration or partial pressure of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the respiratory gases.

 

The carbon dioxide in the breath is vital for regulating blood acid base balance, electrolyte balance, oxygen allocation, blood flow and kidney function. We all breathe, and we all breathe differently based on our own personal learning experiences. The accurate educational capnograph allows us to know when CO2 levels are in the normal ranges and when they are not.

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