"I am 59 and up to age 58 I was able to run 2 miles in 18 minutes. Suddenly one day I could not run 500 yards. I was on Atelenol and I went for Stress EKG and Asthma test. Conclusion was asthma. Re-prescribed CA channel blocker. I do not use an inhaler but discovered that if I warm up (sweat) I can run. Could excess weight put pressure on diaphragm? and if this is indeed hyperventilation why could one not breathe into a paper bag to increase CO2 exhalations.
Yes excess weight can cause breathing problems. But hyperventilation is largely a breathing balance issue. It is often misdiagnosed. To the degree our breathing is properly developed is the degree we do not hyperventilate. Gasping and breath heaving from exercise or even climbing stairs causes muscle constriction that can cause chronic shallow and/or unbalanced breathing When we try to breathe it feels constricted, effortful or unsatisfying and does not go away without specific non drug breathing mechanics developing techniques. Change your breathing sequencing with our Deepest Calm program and the hyperventilation will most likely go away.
Yes, weight can cause breathing restriction. Best you develop the breathing and the way we approach it the weight often slowly falls off.