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Breathing exercises for dysfunctional breathing/hyperventilation syndrome in adults
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2013
Sources ID: 117281
Visibility: Public (group default)
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Background Dysfunctional breathing/hyperventilation syndrome (DB/HVS) is a respiratory disorder, psychologically or physiologically based, involving breathing too deeply and/or too rapidly (hyperventilation) or erratic breathing interspersed with breath-holding or sighing (DB). DB/HVS can result in signi´Čücant patient morbidity and an array of symptoms including breathlessness, chest tightness, dizziness, tremor and paraesthesia. DB/HVS has an estimated prevalence of 9.5% in the general adult population, however, there is little consensus regarding the most effective management of this patient group.