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can shallow breathing (anxiety?) reduce oxygen saturation?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Shallow breathing: Will lower oxygen level. We often rib cage breathe when anxious. Please learn some belly breathing and you will increase your oxygen level. Peace and good health.

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