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can never tell if I am breathing, which is bad I have asthma

Hello, I have a problem that I have no idea if I should go to the doctor for? Ever since about 7 years ago I could never feel myself breathing. ( I realize how stupid that sounds ) The thing is when I breathe in I can only feel air go on my tongue. I never feel it go down my throat. That sounds confusing? Alright like for an example it feels like my throat is blocked by an cork that has a little crack on the button where I can only get air from there. But barely anywhere else. It doesn't even feel like it goes down my throat. This also happened to effect my breathing out. I don't feel air coming out at all when I do this? So I can never tell if I am breathing, which is bad since I have asthma . I can't even tell when I'm having an attack. Is this common?
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replied May 13th, 2017
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Breathing is supposed to be an involuntary process as a reflex in most times. Your breath is transmitted up to the very terminal bronchioles where gas exchange takes place. If that wasnt happening then you would not have been alive and breathing. So the air/ breath is going all the way down to the narrowest part of your lungs. Get pulmonary function tests done to determine the nature of an exacerbating episode whenever it comes again in relation to the asthma.


Wishing you best of health

Thanks


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