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could caffiene cause difficulty breathing?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: It can cause heart palpitations leading to difficulty breathing.
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Usually not: Caffeine is like a medicine called theophylline which has been used for many years to improve breathing in COPD and asthma. Caffeine also may cause heart palpitations which could in turn cause breathing difficulty.

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