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    Does heat affect breathing in COPD patients?

    I always thought it would be more difficult during cold weather but I really struggle during the summer.
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  • Dr Peter Solin

    Respiratory & Sleep Medicine Physician

    Dr Peter Solin is a highly trained authority in sleep disorders medicine and respiratory medicine, having graduated from Melbourne University in 1987 and undertaken specialist … View Profile

    Some people dislike hot weather. Some people dislike cold weather. During hot weather, the air temperature is raised, and funnily enough it carries more moisture in it, even though sometimes the heat can be a dry heat. Therefore, some people breathing air that has more moisture are more uncomfortable than breathing colder air that is drier. This is not unusual. Also, so people choose to go to a warmer environment in the winter months and some people, in hot months, choose to go to a colder environment. It's really up to you.

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