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Can my asthma treatment trigger more anxiety?

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Treating persistent asthma takes long-term maintenance therapy, like an inhaled steroid, plus rescue therapy when something triggers symptoms.

If your long-term asthma medication doesn't work well, and wheezing and chest tightness come too often, a vicious circle can begin where anxiety worsens asthma, and asthma worsens anxiety. That's when you need to talk to your doctor about your symptoms, triggers, and stress. Also discuss treatments that can get asthma under control again.

From: Stress and Asthma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  American Academy of Family Physicians: "Stress: How to Cope Better with Life's Challenges." The National Women's Health Information Center: "Stress and Your Health."  Barclay, L. , June 2007.
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SOURCES:  American Academy of Family Physicians: "Stress: How to Cope Better with Life's Challenges." The National Women's Health Information Center: "Stress and Your Health."  Barclay, L. , June 2007.
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Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 15, 2018

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