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What causes difficulty breathing after exercise?

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Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine
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In brief: Catching up.

In a healthy state we consume o2 and produce more co2 during exercise.
The "difficulty" breathing we feel, is the need to exhale the co2. Our respiratory drive is tied more to getting out the co2 than getting in the o2. It is an interesting question on why is the body "wired" that way.

In brief: Catching up.

In a healthy state we consume o2 and produce more co2 during exercise.
The "difficulty" breathing we feel, is the need to exhale the co2. Our respiratory drive is tied more to getting out the co2 than getting in the o2. It is an interesting question on why is the body "wired" that way.
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