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What is Air Trapping? Is it always related to Asthma/COPD, or can it be harmless/anxiety related?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Air trapping.

Air trapping is found in people with COPD wherein they chronically breathe in more air than they release, expanding the lungs and making breathing inefficient.
Air swallowing happens with anxiety.

In brief: Air trapping.

Air trapping is found in people with COPD wherein they chronically breathe in more air than they release, expanding the lungs and making breathing inefficient.
Air swallowing happens with anxiety.
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