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I get nervous when the doctor listens to my lungs in case I get breathless?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No worries

Nervousness during a physical examination is very common.
A good physician will be able to separate nervousness from the exam from something other. Some patients even get high blood pressure in the doctor's office - known as white coat hypertension.

In brief: No worries

Nervousness during a physical examination is very common.
A good physician will be able to separate nervousness from the exam from something other. Some patients even get high blood pressure in the doctor's office - known as white coat hypertension.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Gerald Bausek
Psychiatry

In brief: Worrying

The nervousness you describe is caused by worried thinking.
Sometimes it is important to learn to cope with worried thinking and to find a way of calming your mind. Learning and practicing relaxation skills or mindfulness meditation, taking a yoga class or doing aerobic exercise may all help.

In brief: Worrying

The nervousness you describe is caused by worried thinking.
Sometimes it is important to learn to cope with worried thinking and to find a way of calming your mind. Learning and practicing relaxation skills or mindfulness meditation, taking a yoga class or doing aerobic exercise may all help.
Dr. Gerald Bausek
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