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Whenever I lift weights my nose feels stuffy and it feels harder to breathe. What can it be?

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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Postural?

If you are lifting weight on a bench, then you may have worsening in the nasal congestion.
However exercise usually does not increase nasal congestion and in fact often reduces it. Lying down however tends to worsen nasal congestion.

In brief: Postural?

If you are lifting weight on a bench, then you may have worsening in the nasal congestion.
However exercise usually does not increase nasal congestion and in fact often reduces it. Lying down however tends to worsen nasal congestion.
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