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I have shortness of breath only ocassionally whenever I
▶ Stand up for too long. Whenever I stand for too long, my breathing starts to short out. I practice my posture so that it would not out stress on my back.

▶ Whenever I put stress on my upper back, this happens most of the time, when sitting down on a chair. I sometimes slouch. Which result in body aches which then result to anxiety

▶ Whenever I am aware of my breathing, when I'm aware of my breathing, I get conscious about my breathing,

I don't even know if mh body just continuousy breathes likes this without me noticing it when I'm preoccupied. I had this for over a year now. I'm fine, I can walk distances without wearing out.

16, male, not physically active in sports

Is this normal, is this dyspnoea? Is there something going tomhappen to me?

It doesn't sound like Dyspnea to me, it sounds more tlike a general intolerance to standing. I would see a Chiropractor and find out if your body needs a little bit of realignment to improve your posture, which would improve your tolerance to standing for long periods.  

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