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A 27-year-old male asked:

Can chronic anxiety and stress change your breathing pattern and lungs? i only have anxiety because i can't breathe correctly and its a vicious cycle.

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Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Breathing & anxiety: Are closely linked. Breathing is a core component of our stress response & anxiety & has numerous physiological affects. Biofeedback of respiratory movement, heart rate variability, & exhaled co2 are very effective for training healthy, functional breathing. Find a biofeedback professional who treats breathing problems (www.Bcia.Org and www.Aapb.Org).
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