Monday, 29 December 2008

.Of gastritis, heartburn and hyperventilation.

Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining. Several things can cause gastritis, one of which is chronic bile reflux. Although it doesn't cause heartburn, some of the symptoms are similar to those produced by heartburn, and it's treated in a similar way to GERD, by taking medication to reduce stomach acid.

So do I actually have heartburn or not? -.-


In medicine, hyperventilation (or overbreathing) is the state of breathing faster and/or deeper than necessary, bringing about lightheadedness and other undesirable symptoms often associated with panic attacks. Hyperventilation can also be a response to metabolic acidosis, a condition that causes acidic blood pH levels.

Stress or anxiety commonly are causes of hyperventilation; this is known as hyperventilation syndrome. Hyperventilation can also be brought about voluntarily, by taking many deep breaths. Hyperventilation can also occur as a consequence of various lung diseases, head injury, or stroke (central neurogenic hyperventilation, apneustic respirations, ataxic respiration, Cheyne-Stokes respirations or Biot's respiration). Lastly, in the case of metabolic acidosis, the body uses hyperventilation as a compensatory mechanism to increased acidity of the blood. In the setting of Diabetic Ketoacidosis, this is known as Kussmaul breathing- characterized by long, deep breaths.


Okay, so I still hyperventilate. Sigh.

When can I ever get well? :(

2 comments:

JEZZONEFLY said...

still ok???
take care la,
dont always been sick!!!
haha.....

.lyn♥ said...

lol thank you, i will le ;)