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The further away from sea level you are, the pressure of the entire atmosphere decreases so in effect, there is less air to breathe. Less air means less oxygen. So it’s true that there is less oxygen the higher up you go, but there is also less nitrogen, argon and other gasses that make up the air we breathe. Nothing changes to the proportions of the gasses in the air, however one breath will deliver less oxygen to your bloodstream, hence you will feel out of breath.


So will deeper breathing help? I have an awful time breathing deeply at upper altitudes. And I get so exhausted I can hardly walk.

MOI
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