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A 24-year-old female asked:

My asthma is dormant for 20yrs now.but whenever i get emotional or cry alot or laugh harder it triggers.what's the connection of the two?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Neurokinins: Emotional stress induces the release of certain neurokinins which can trigger asthma but would not cause asthma per se. I do suspect that your asthma has been subclinical (lungs still abnormal but not causing symptoms) and not totally gone away all these years. It is best to get a lung function test when you feel well to see if you need Rx even without symptoms.
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