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Can a healthy person choose to just stop breathing?

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Dr. Dan Fisher answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

But it doesn't last long. The drive to breath is strong. Even if you were able to choke yourself the brain would reset after you lost consciousness and released your grip.

Answered Jun 12, 2018

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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered

Specializes in Pathology

That person will be forced to breathe by his brainstem in a few minutes. Tales of magicians and martial artists dying of breath-holding are entertainment, not fact.

Answered Jun 12, 2018

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