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My breathing seems shallow and it's harder to breathe sometimes. Real or imagined?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
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In brief: Can be asthma, etc.

It depends on the circumstances and setting in which these attacks occur. They might be panic attacks, where part of the therapy is to breathe into a paper bag to slow brreathing down and relax.
It can be an asthma attack triggered by a thing like cold air. It might be a heart attack. It would help to see your doctor to pinpoint the cause.

In brief: Can be asthma, etc.

It depends on the circumstances and setting in which these attacks occur. They might be panic attacks, where part of the therapy is to breathe into a paper bag to slow brreathing down and relax.
It can be an asthma attack triggered by a thing like cold air. It might be a heart attack. It would help to see your doctor to pinpoint the cause.
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