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COPD: Emotional Management

Posted Mar 15 2010 9:16am

Deep in our brain is a region that constantly samples our blood to be sure that we are breathing well, and that we are breathing clean, “healthy” air. If it detects anything wrong with our breathing or the air around us, it can send out an alarm signal that something is wrong. This might feel like as sudden rush of anxiety, or even panic. This feeling is supposed to prod us to get up and get away from whatever dangerous situation has caused our breathing to set off our “suffocation alarm.”

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