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A 26-year-old male asked:

I hv ocasional shortness of breath.no cough,no wheezing.doc says nthng wrng & ecg also normal.smoker but quit it year ago.age 26.is it lung disease?

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Dr. James Rotchford
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Anxiety: Most likely it related to hyperventilating secondary to anxiety. If breathing into a paper bag for 5 to 10 minutes helps you may have extra confidence it is hyperventilating. It is related to co2 levels not oxygen!
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