Emotions and Asthma

Some people find that their asthma gets worse in response to extreme emotions or stress

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For some people, this can be a single intense emotional response or a slow build up over time. It can be difficult to pinpoint the part your emotions play in your asthma. However, if you feel that your emotions aren’t well-balanced then they may be making your asthma worse.

There are a variety of supports and resources available such a stress management strategies and relaxation techniques. Counselling services may also be useful, particularly if you are dealing with a bereavement or other major life changes.

If you feel that your emotions may be affecting your asthma, speak to your doctor about the best course of action for you. Ongoing monitoring of your condition and consistent use of medication will help to minimise your symptoms.