Why does it hurt to breathe cold air in winters

The real culprit is the cold and dry air that causes irritation in your airways and lungs. When you inhale the cold air, it leads to constriction and stiffness of the air passage, making it harder for you to breathe. This can even lead to chest tightness and shortness of breath.Out lungs get used to handling a certain level of warm air and even a slight change in the temperature of the air causes irritation and pain in the airway.

There are some easy steps that you can take to avoid this situation:

- Try to breathe in through your nose rather than your mouth. Your nose can make the cold air warm in a better way before passing it to the lungs.

- Before stepping out, cover your nose and mouth with a scarf. This will make the air warmer before it comes in contact with your nose.

- If you are sensitive to a cold environment or cold temperatures avoid performing any workout outdoor. You can do indoor activities.

- If you are suffering from asthma or any lungs related health issues then be extra careful in the winter season.

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