Why do I find breathing difficult when I have a cold shower?

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Offline bizerl

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It doesn't seem to be a problem with asthma or any sort of condition, it's just that when I stand under the cold water in the shower, I have to breath deeply through my mouth and I feel short of breath.

Does anyone else get this? Any ideas why?

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Offline RD

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there is a reflex triggered by cold water which affects breathing ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_shock_response
« Last Edit: 13/02/2013 10:23:26 by RD »