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A 17-year-old male asked:

I find myself having to take deep breaths filling my lungs with air.is there something wrong. will taking these deep breaths damage anything?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 35 years experience
Deep breathing ok: It is not uncommon for a person to intermittently take a deep breath or sigh; it is basically a form of air exchange to keep the small lung airways open and is not harmful to the lungs. If however, a person feels unable to take a deep breath, a doctor can review the history, consider chest x-ray and perform other tests as needed.
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Last updated Dec 9, 2013


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