5 doctors weighed in:
Is it true that as you get old, you breathe a lot slower?
5 doctors weighed in

3 doctors agree
In brief: No
You breathe at whatever rate and volume you need to remove carbon dioxide from the blood.

In brief: No
You breathe at whatever rate and volume you need to remove carbon dioxide from the blood.
Dr. Evert Eriksson
Dr. Evert Eriksson
Thank
Dr. Mathew Chengot
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Yes
Called slowing down.Seriously it could be a myth.

In brief: Yes
Called slowing down.Seriously it could be a myth.
Dr. Mathew Chengot
Dr. Mathew Chengot
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Smith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
382K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors