A member asked:

Is inhaling & exhaling entirely through the nose a healthier way to breathe (ie strengthen the lungs) instead of thru the mouth?

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Dr. John Chiu answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

Air going through the nose gets moisturized, warmed up, and filtered and thus it is a preferred way to breathe except during strenuous exertion when you will need to breathe through your mouth. Neither method strengthens your lungs.

Answered Dec 31, 2013



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