Nowadays every other person is facing stress. Some are under stress due to domestic circumstances, while some are under stress due to their career. Other problems can also increase due to stress because stress can affect a person mentally and physically. Many diseases can surround a person when he is under stress. Asthma problems can also occur due to stress or the symptoms of asthma can increase. In such a situation, the symptoms of asthma can be improved by reducing stress.

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Today in this article you will know how stress and asthma are related to each other and how they can be treated -

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  1. How are stress and asthma related?
  2. Stress induced asthma symptoms
  3. Stress induced asthma causes
  4. Stress induced asthma treatment
  5. How to manage stress with asthma?
  6. Takeaway
Doctors for Stress Induced Asthma - Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Stress and asthma are related to each other. Stress is an emotional and physical condition, which can develop the initial symptoms of asthma. Not only this, but stress can also trigger those people who already have asthma. In this situation, it is necessary to reduce stress to avoid asthma attacks. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), stress can trigger asthma, but it is rare.

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The symptoms of stress-induced asthma are similar to those of normal asthma. Stress can also trigger asthma symptoms in a person. The symptoms of stress and asthma are as follows -

If a person develops asthma only because of stress, then he may also feel the following symptoms -

If stress is restricted, it can help in reducing these symptoms along with asthma.

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Any person gets stressed when he feels any pressure or danger. Research shows that stress can lead to the development of asthma symptoms in several ways. Asthma due to stress can be caused by the following reasons -

Rapid breathing

Rapid breathing is a common symptom of stress. When a person breathes fast, the sympathetic nervous system becomes active. It is the part of the nervous system that responds in the event of an emergency. The sympathetic nervous system becomes active when the body is in danger. In this condition, a person may experience symptoms like rapid breathing and muscle tension. If a person has been under stress for a long time, he may have symptoms of asthma such as difficulty in breathing.

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Inflammation caused by stress can also cause asthma. According to research done in 2006, stress increases the level of cytokines and eosinophils. Increased levels of cytokines and eosinophils can cause inflammation in the airways. Inflammation can aggravate the symptoms of asthma. In this situation, the risk of an asthma attack can also increase.

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Drug effects

Stress can also reduce the effectiveness of medicines. In such a situation, if a person is already a patient of asthma and he takes stress, then the effect of medicines will start decreasing in him. Stress can reduce the effectiveness of some asthma medicines. This includes inhaled beta-2-agonists.

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To treat stress and asthma, it becomes necessary to resort to medicines. Doctors can prescribe the following medicines to reduce the symptoms of asthma -

Beta-2 agonist

Beta-2 agonist is a type of bronchodilator. These medicines help in opening the closed airways. Also relaxes the muscles around the airways. Short-acting beta-2 agonists (SABAs) can help in reducing the symptoms of asthma patients faster.

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Anticholinergic medicines are also bronchodilators. These medicines also help in opening the blocked airways and prevent the muscles from tightening or narrowing.

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Anti-inflammatory medicines can help reduce inflammation in the airways. Also reduces the production of mucus. This makes breathing easier.

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If a person feels that the symptoms related to his asthenia increase when he is under stress, then he must pay attention to the following things -

  • Try to avoid situations that make you stressed.
  • Do exercise daily, this will reduce stress. Along with this, the symptoms of asthma will also reduce, but avoid exercising fast.
  • Getting enough sleep is also important to reduce stress and asthma symptoms.
  • Eating a healthy diet can help reduce stress and asthma symptoms.

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Stress and asthma are related to each other to a great extent, but not in all cases. Stress can develop and trigger asthma symptoms. If symptoms such as rapid breathing and swelling of the airways are felt due to stress, it can lead to the development of asthma. Therefore, the symptoms of asthma can be reduced by reducing stress. For this, get good sleep, do breathing exercises, and do meditation. If you are breathing fast due to stress or your heartbeat is increasing, then in these situations you must get yourself checked for asthma.

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