Asthma and Stress

May 26, 2020

photo of woman experiencing stress with hand on head and hand held out with words related to stress all around herStress can be an asthma trigger. Here are ways to reduce stress while at home.

Practice deep breathing exercises regularly. Learn why breathing exercises are important and how to complete them from the American Lung Association.

Exercise every day. If you cannot exercise, stretching can help relieve stress by relaxing tense muscles. If exercise triggers your asthma, start exercising slowly.

Get plenty of sleep each night. Lack of sleep can make it difficult to regulate emotions.

Talk with someone about your problems and emotions. Call a trusted friend or talk with a family member. If you need more support with problem solving solutions or finding social support, you can read tips from the American Lung Association.

For more tips on managing stress, check out these resources from the American Lung Association.

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