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An_190804 posted:
I am not a doctor but have some experience with breathing techniques. I teach the Buteyko Breathing Method which helps people with breathing difficulties abate asthma symptoms. The problem with exercise is you may be experiencing hidden hyperventilation. If you are overbreathing (too high rate and too much volume) you are not working at optimal breathing conditions. You may be expelling too much CO2 and thus causing lower oxygen levels. You can look up the Bohr effect which explains how oxygen gets into the tissues. When you have low CO2 levels your blood vessels will constrict as well as your alveoli in your lungs. Buteyko Breathing helps you normalize your breathing so that you are optimizing your levels of oxygen.
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