Breathing problems during cold weather can have various causes, just like most other symptoms. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose breathing problems during cold weather, we could:
Does cold weather cause breathing problems?
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ Yes, it is slightly more difficult to breathe
→ Yes, I have noticeable breathing difficulty
→ Yes, severe breathing problems
Cold, damp weather can aggravate bronchitis.
Asthma attacks are usually triggered by the body's response to an allergy, but inhaling cold air can also trigger bronchospasms.
Cold, dry air can cause narrowing of the airways in some people with chronic bronchitis or emphysema, which makes breathing more difficult.