The Effect Of Holding Your Breath For Too Long?

Illustration of The Effect Of Holding Your Breath For Too Long?
Illustration: The Effect Of Holding Your Breath For Too Long? Bing

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

1 Answer:

good thebvbbletea,


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

: by

Related Question

12-month-old Babies Still Often Ask For Formula Milk At Night?

12-month-old Babies Still Often Ask For Formula Milk At Night?

(1 year ago)

At noon, my son on the 11th will be 1 year old and he drinks formula milk. During the day he rarely wants to drink milk, but at night he can drink 4-6 x milk. or should I stop the ...

Stomach Sore After Consuming Mango Juice At 8 Months Pregnant?

Stomach Sore After Consuming Mango Juice At 8 Months Pregnant?

(11 months ago)

Hello doctor, I want to ask my wife is 8 months pregnant, but after consuming mango juice, her stomach actually feels like menstruation, is it dangerous for a baby in the womb?...

The Heat On The Soles Of The Feet And Hands?

The Heat On The Soles Of The Feet And Hands?

(1 year ago)

Hello, my 4-year-old child has just had swollen gums, but he doesn’t get hot. but after a few days of taking medicine the body starts to heat up but on the palms, soles of th...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *