Tag: breathing irregularities
No, even though it feels that way when you are in the throngs of a panic attack you will never stop breathing because of the panic attack (presupposing that you don’t have a health condition). Although we have some control over our breathing, respiration is controlled by a portion of our brain that is essentially…
With good breathing, the air traveling through the trachea reaches a wider area in the lungs (top and bottom) where it is distributed to the alveolis. Shallow breathing, by contrast, draws minimal breath to the chest area, which means that the air will mainly reach the upper part (apex) of both lungs. When we take…
Signals from our respiratory system are missed or misinterpreted in anxiety, which explains why we may experience an “unexpected” rise in anxiety as a result of breathing irregularities.