The Effect Of Holding Your Breath For Too Long?
u003cspan style=”color: #1e1e1e; font-family: ‘Source Sans Pro’, Arial, sans-serif;”u003eDoc, I wanted to ask if there are any side effects or dangers from forcing yourself to hold your breath for too long? thank youu003c/spanu003e
it is theoretically impossible for a person to "suicide" by holding one's breath for too long because the body will in response force it to breathe again. However, conditions where air exchange does not occur, can cause CO2 levels in the blood to accumulate and cause an increase in blood acidity or acidosis. This of course can only happen if the habit of holding his breath is continuously done, or in the condition of people who are unconscious and have no control over their breathing rate which is too slow. In addition to holding your breath, it is also risky to stimulate the vagal reflex in which this reflex triggers the heart to work more slowly so that in certain people, holding your breath can risk losing consciousness. Therefore we do not recommend holding their breath, except when necessary, for example while swimming. Here we attach an article about acidosis. Hope it is useful.
dr. N. K. Arief