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How come anxiety make you feel like you can't breathe?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Anxiety & tension
When a person is anxious, muscles unconsciously tighten -- including muscles around the chest.
This leads to a sensation of dyspnea (difficulty breathing) or that you can't get a deep enough breath. Anxiety also leads to more rapid, shallow breathing, resulting in physiologic changes like lower blood co2 and others, that perpetuate the anxiety ->rapid breathing ->more anxiety cycle.

In brief: Anxiety & tension
When a person is anxious, muscles unconsciously tighten -- including muscles around the chest.
This leads to a sensation of dyspnea (difficulty breathing) or that you can't get a deep enough breath. Anxiety also leads to more rapid, shallow breathing, resulting in physiologic changes like lower blood co2 and others, that perpetuate the anxiety ->rapid breathing ->more anxiety cycle.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Anxiety
Overflow of adrenalineaffects breathing.

In brief: Anxiety
Overflow of adrenalineaffects breathing.
Dr. Alan Ali
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