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Emotional Triggers

  • Stress: can be a common asthma trigger. When you have asthma and feel stressed, you may feel short of breath, anxious, and even panicked. Stress may also cause your asthma symptoms to worsen and cause you to feel frightened39
  • Excitement: When you experience strong emotions, your breathing changes - even if you don’t have asthma. When a person with asthma laughs, yells, or cries hard, natural airway changes may cause wheezing or other asthma symptoms42

Heightened emotions may cause worsening of asthma symptoms.