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What can you do to lower your stress from asthma?

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Stress can trigger an asthma flare. Worry and panic can make an attack harder to get through, too. But relaxation techniques can ease breathing problems:

  • Deep belly breathing
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Guided imagery
  • Biofeedback

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to Remember: What is a peak flow meter?" and "My Asthma Action Plan." 

American Lung Association: "Asthma Action Plan."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM): "Mind-Body Medicine--An Overview."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 23, 2019

SOURCES: American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to Remember: What is a peak flow meter?" and "My Asthma Action Plan." 

American Lung Association: "Asthma Action Plan."

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM): "Mind-Body Medicine--An Overview."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 23, 2019

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