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Are breathing problems common in people with anxiety?
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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry
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In brief: Yes
One of the most common symptoms of anxiety is shortness of breath.

In brief: Yes
One of the most common symptoms of anxiety is shortness of breath.
Dr. John Moranville
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Dr. Glen Elliott
The rapid breathing that results from shortness of breath then can cause other symptoms as you raise oxygen and lower carbon dioxide in your blood.
In brief: No
Breathing problems are not common in people wiht anxiety.
Anxiety attacks however may be associated with hyperventillation and difficulty with breathing which may be misconstrued as a breathing disorder.

In brief: No
Breathing problems are not common in people wiht anxiety.
Anxiety attacks however may be associated with hyperventillation and difficulty with breathing which may be misconstrued as a breathing disorder.
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
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