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    If someone who ran a lot (middle distance etc) had long term nasal polyps which resulted in a blocked nose most of the time even when exercising, would it affect their optimum performance in terms of oxygen intake? It makes me wonder whether the mouth breathing would compensate and if it does then I thought thatonly a certain percentage of oxygen that was breathed in was absorbed by the lungs anyway? Does anyone know what percent of the oxygen breathed in is absorbed by the lungs during intense exercise? Would a blocked nose affect this?
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    A blocked nose would definitely affect any person, and even more those people doing intense exercise but I can't help you with percentages.
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    (Original post by mike_mike)
    A blocked nose would definitely affect any person, and even more those people doing intense exercise but I can't help you with percentages.

    Its alright saying it has an effect but im asking how would it when only a small amount of oxygen breathed is used anyway.
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    (Original post by alio~)
    Its alright saying it has an effect but im asking how would it when only a small amount of oxygen breathed is used anyway.
    There could be even a problem for the person's psychic that (s)he can't breath at the lungs' total capacity.
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    I dunno about oxygen percentages or whatever but if I have a blocked nose, when exercising, or even when walking quickly it clears itself
 
 
 
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