View Full Version : Bizarre, random question a friend of mine asked me a while back.................


hardmanbrit
11-21-2008, 10:55 PM
Can hyperventilation cause permenant brain damage?

Also, can regular hyperventilation cause less oxygen to get to the muscles, making it harder to do weights and making it harder for the muscles to heal?

These may sound like ridiculously stupid questions, but I know nothing about the human body.

I think hyperventilation causes not enough oxygen to get to the brain and the body, though???

The guy who asked me these questions is a guy who suffers with anxiety ever since he was involved in a high speed car crash and it is genuinely not me!

hardmanbrit
11-21-2008, 11:18 PM
anyone?????

hardmanbrit
11-22-2008, 01:43 PM
damn.

lol

Funky_Monk
11-22-2008, 01:46 PM
Can't it be both too much breathing or not enough like hyperglousemic if thats how its spelt. I fainted when i hyperventalated when having a scan i had to take deep breaths. Is it not the inability to keep a constant level?

Stab Judah
11-22-2008, 02:24 PM
I'm sure it could cause some sort of brain damage in a very bad case.
if it can make you pass out it prob can do some damage too.

I've heard that some swimmers with hyperventilate themselves to help expand their lungs before a long swim so i guess it can be good for if you know how to do it right.

Weight lifters also do it before a big lift .

I have a friend with the same problem your friend should look into getting meds for it.
Just tell your friend to see a doc..

Drunk Punch
11-22-2008, 02:27 PM
Dammit Tyson looks fat!

Funky_Monk
11-22-2008, 02:30 PM
Passing out isn't always a bad thing its part of your bodies defense only in the right situation though.
As free divers do a similar lung exercise but they can suffer from going hyper and then pass out and obviously drown. To much oxygen can make you pass out but conversely it cant make you restless. Im no enitrely sure how why etc im guessing its just a variant of imbalance.

J Mac
11-22-2008, 02:34 PM
Dammit Tyson looks fat!


thats cause he is. Hey Red Bull might give u wings, but it don't stop u being a big fat ass!!!!!

Stab Judah
11-22-2008, 02:36 PM
Dammit Tyson looks fat!

It's from early this year i was reading that he's back in shape and was training for an MMA match but it didn't happen.

Toller
11-22-2008, 03:00 PM
Passing out isn't always a bad thing its part of your bodies defense only in the right situation though.
As free divers do a similar lung exercise but they can suffer from going hyper and then pass out and obviously drown. To much oxygen can make you pass out but conversely it cant make you restless. Im no enitrely sure how why etc im guessing its just a variant of imbalance.

Hyperventilating blows off your carbon dioxide which causes your cerebral vessels to constrict. This reduces the blood flow in these vessels, which causes you to pass out.

BoxingPromoter
11-22-2008, 03:05 PM
Can hyperventilation cause permenant brain damage?

Also, can regular hyperventilation cause less oxygen to get to the muscles, making it harder to do weights and making it harder for the muscles to heal?

These may sound like ridiculously stupid questions, but I know nothing about the human body.

I think hyperventilation causes not enough oxygen to get to the brain and the body, though???

The guy who asked me these questions is a guy who suffers with anxiety ever since he was involved in a high speed car crash and it is genuinely not me!

I thought this was a boxing forum?...:dunno:

Funky_Monk
11-22-2008, 03:06 PM
Hyperventilating blows off your carbon dioxide which causes your cerebral vessels to dilate. This reduces the blood pressure in these vessels, which causes you to pass out.
Thank you, when you say blow off, can you put that in simpler terms sorry just curious now

Squirrel
11-22-2008, 03:13 PM
ie. removed from blood system/body.

Carbon Dioxide is removed from the blood, so the pH level rises (shifts from the acidic end to the base end). This, as already mentioned, forces the blood vessels to contract, inhibiting the trasport of essential electrolytes into the brain, which damages the CNS.

Toller
11-22-2008, 03:48 PM
Thank you, when you say blow off, can you put that in simpler terms sorry just curious now

As you breathe out you remove CO2 from your lungs, which is replaced by more CO2 moving into the lungs from the blood. The faster you breathe, the more CO2 you remove from your blood. I slipped up before; instead low blood CO2 causes the cerebral vessels to constrict, reducing the blood flow to the brain and causing a light headed feeling and potentially loss of consciousness. This should not cause permanent damage as normal ventilation is resumed when you pass out.

hardmanbrit
11-22-2008, 07:15 PM
I'm sure it could cause some sort of brain damage in a very bad case.
if it can make you pass out it prob can do some damage too.

I've heard that some swimmers with hyperventilate themselves to help expand their lungs before a long swim so i guess it can be good for if you know how to do it right.

Weight lifters also do it before a big lift .

I have a friend with the same problem your friend should look into getting meds for it.
Just tell your friend to see a doc..




Thank you very much man.

I have heard you can get treated for that ****.

hardmanbrit
11-22-2008, 07:17 PM
As you breathe out you remove CO2 from your lungs, which is replaced by more CO2 moving into the lungs from the blood. The faster you breathe, the more CO2 you remove from your blood. I slipped up before; instead low blood CO2 causes the cerebral vessels to constrict, reducing the blood flow to the brain and causing a light headed feeling and potentially loss of consciousness. This should not cause permanent damage as normal ventilation is resumed when you pass out.


Thank you very much my friend.

You have been extremely helpful.

I have been told that hyperventilation could possibly cause muscle spasms or something? Does hyperventilation weaken or damage muscles at all?

BritishFightFan
11-22-2008, 08:51 PM
I have been told that hyperventilation could possibly cause muscle spasms or something? Does hyperventilation weaken or damage muscles at all?


I think it was an idiot who told you that.

Personally, I do not think hyperventilation affects the muscles.

Don't quote me on that though, as I am not a doctor!!!

JulioCesaChavez
11-23-2008, 04:15 AM
There is not much he an do about it apart from ask his doc, rather than us. I would crack on with training and if he wants to fight he should be honest in his medical as it is something serious.

BritishFightFan
11-23-2008, 01:21 PM
There is not much he an do about it apart from ask his doc, rather than us. I would crack on with training and if he wants to fight he should be honest in his medical as it is something serious.



That is very good advice for the dude.

I think I am right when I say that it does not cause muscle damage, though.

hardmanbrit
11-23-2008, 08:03 PM
There is not much he an do about it apart from ask his doc, rather than us. I would crack on with training and if he wants to fight he should be honest in his medical as it is something serious.



Thanks for that, man.

hardmanbrit
11-24-2008, 05:30 PM
Can it actually damage you physically, though?

Like, your muscles and ****.

Just curious.

BritishFightFan
11-24-2008, 09:09 PM
Can it actually damage you physically, though?

Like, your muscles and ****.

Just curious.



Not sure man.

Sorry.