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I was on my mt bike the other day going into 30 below zero winds since that day every time Icough it feels like my breath is being held inside and not all coming out at once could I have caughgt pnemonia from tthis ? ,if not, What would I be feeling

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The same thing happened to me after backcountry skiing in sub zero temps. Any answers?
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I am not a doctor but I am a runner who runs all winter in cold weather. People always tell me that I am going to freeze my lungs which I know is not possible to do unless I die in the freezing cold and my lungs freeze along with the rest of me. So to put their minds to ease about me getting frozen lungs I look on the internet to prove to them this is not possible. From everything I have read about what is happening to you when you cannot breath properly is exercise induced asthma which can happen when we exercise in cold weather. To help this wear a scarf or mask to warm your breath. Try it and see if it helps.


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The reason you are having trouble breathing when you run in sub-zero weather is not because you are freezing your lungs.  It is because you are freezing the water vapor inside your lungs creating a dry atmosphere. Your lungs are mucous lined organs. That mucous protects the cells of the lungs. When you create the dry atmosphere you are actually killing off lung cells. Hopefully you do not do this on a daily basis because the damage can be permanent. It will depend on your individual lung capacity, how far you run, exposure time, how often you run in sub-zero temps. Wearing a scarf or face-mask (type used by skiiers, mt. climbers, etc.) would help with some prevention.  I`m not a runner but have skiied in many sub-zero settings for many years. Best advice, run where it is warmer (like indoor track)or dress for sub-zeroes.

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There is no such thing as frozen lung, as above unless you freeze in which case your entire body will freeze
What is likely happening is exercise induced asthma. It is the only thing, I can think people are talking about when they use the term frozen lung
I am an MD and runner. We run in cold, ski etc in cold temps all the time
I do get exercise induced asthma and use scarf etc as well as albuterol inhaler
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