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Why does anxiety cause shortness of breath?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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In brief: Anxiety

During an attack there is overflow of adrenaline which stimulates rapid breathing which can be perceived as shortness of breath, along with some narrowing of breathing passages.

In brief: Anxiety

During an attack there is overflow of adrenaline which stimulates rapid breathing which can be perceived as shortness of breath, along with some narrowing of breathing passages.
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