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Corona, CA
A 25-year-old male asked:

I constantly have the feeling of not being able to take a deep enough breath unless i force myself to yawn which is also difficult what can this be?

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Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Several possibilitie: It can be anything from force of habit to muscle tightness around the ribs to pathology within the lungs themselves. Many patients improve lung capacity with yoga stretching and breathing. You should have your doctor check your lung capacity just to be safe.
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Corona, CA
A 25-year-old male asked about a 19-year-old female:

I constantly have the feeling of not being able to take a deep enough breath unless i force my self to yawn which is also difficult what can this be?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 58 years experience
Difficult to tell: From your description these are subjective findings and to answer your question would need more specific info. If you find that your breathing is affected by this suggest you see a pulmonologist and be tested appropriately. Best to do this earlier rather than later, since if there really is a problem it will be easier to rectify. Good luck and feel better.
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Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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