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Are there ways to prevent the symptoms of funnel chest?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
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In brief: Funnel chest

Funnel chest is a genetic or embryonic variation in rib cage and sternum developement.
There is nothing you can do about its development, which will just run its own course. It is usually just a cosmetic problem and rarely causes symptoms. The best thing you can do if you are having any symptoms from it (like exercise intolerance) is to exercise more (conditioning).

In brief: Funnel chest

Funnel chest is a genetic or embryonic variation in rib cage and sternum developement.
There is nothing you can do about its development, which will just run its own course. It is usually just a cosmetic problem and rarely causes symptoms. The best thing you can do if you are having any symptoms from it (like exercise intolerance) is to exercise more (conditioning).
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