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A 27-year-old male asked:

How do i prevent life stress and anxiety from affecting my asthma? i can't escape the stress right now i'm involved with a lawsuit. asthma worsening.

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Dr. Ilona Gravers
Clinical Psychology 21 years experience
Relaxaton techniques: Learn some relaxation techniques from a therapist who specializes in stress management. These include breathing techniques, guided imagery and muscle relaxation. Alternatively, meditation can work and there are many tools in a self help section in a book store to include meditation tapes and books.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
See below: Discus your asthma with primary care. Practice relaxation, meditation, guided imagery (you can google it); keep a diary of the events when you happen to be anxious -- what happened (the event), thoughts you had; things you've done to decrease anxiety; how you body responded (where did it feel in your body), find a therapist to help you through the process and build up more coping skills. Good luck.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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