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Is asthma causing anxiety or is the anxiety causing asthma? Anxiety has been bad for 10+ years. I'm 27 now and dr. Diagnosed me with asthma. Why me...

Is asthma causing anxiety or is the anxiety causing asthma? Anxiety has been bad for 10+ years. I'm 27 now and dr. Diagnosed me with asthma. Why me...

Asthma can cause : Anxiety and anxiety can cause difficulty in breathing. You are pre-disposed to having asthma, your anxiety could trigger an asthma attack. You need to learn some relaxation techniques and practice them often. Put these to use as soon as you start feeling anxious or are having difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Breathlessness, is this anxiety or asthma?

Breathlessness, is this anxiety or asthma?

It could be either: To find out you would need a medical evaluation. If they do not find asthma, see a psychologist to work on anxiety. ...Read more

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Do you think emotional freedom technique can help chronic anxiety and asthma?

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Do you think emotional freedom technique can help chronic anxiety and asthma?

Possible: I am not familiar with the emotional freedom technique, but transcendental meditation may help both. Anxiety or stress can indeed trigger asthma. However i suggest that you consult your family doctor regarding these issues ...Read more

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How can I learn to exhale fully? I definitely have anxiety but asthma/allergies may have remodeled my lungs and i can exhale all air from my lungs.

How can I learn to exhale fully? I definitely have anxiety but asthma/allergies may have remodeled my lungs and i can exhale all air from my lungs.

Practice Yoga?: Good morning, being an allergist with ms in psychology probably prompts me to suggest you to take some yoga classes. The reason: anxiety causes a feeling of not being able to exhale, even though your lung's tests tell me that you normally exhale fully. In allergy inducing a bronchospasm, the test will show less power to exhale. Yoga will train you to enjoy a normal breath and reduce anxiety. ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause asthma like symptoms such as tight chest and breathlessness?

Does anxiety cause asthma like symptoms such as tight chest and breathlessness?

Stress relief: Yes it can. It can mimic heart disease. Try and learn self relaxation techniques, like meditation or self hypnosis. Exercise regularly and avoid stimulants. Get your sleep and eat small frequent meals. Some people get anxiety reactions from certain foods and additives like msg. Your doctor might prescribe an "emergency pill" for anxiety like Propranolol or xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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Having trouble getting a deep breath. Yawning a lot. Dizzy here n there. What else could this be, besides anxiety or asthma. Chest xrays came back ok.

Hyperventilation: You may be hyperventilating.  this is unconsciously breathing too fast and too deep which, strangely, makes you feel like you are not getting enough air--so it keeps itself going and gives you a dry mouth and feeling of dread.  the next time it happens, try holding your breath as if you were swimming under water and only "come up for air" when you absolutely must. ...Read more

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Abnormal chest wall from poor posture, constant anxiety attacks, asthma? The muscles have shortened and won't allow normal breathing. Getting worse...

Abnormal chest wall from poor posture, constant anxiety attacks, asthma? The muscles have shortened and won't allow normal breathing. Getting worse...

Maybe it is anxiety?: Good morning, as a speciallist taking care of patients with asthma for 37 years, chest wall has rarely been a matter of concern. Follow the directions of the doctors; you will be fine. ...Read more

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22 year old, chest pain, shortness of breathe and dizziness. I do have a history of severe anxiety and asthma.. Could it be a heart attack?

22 year old, chest pain, shortness of breathe and dizziness. I do have a history of severe anxiety and asthma.. Could it be a heart attack?

Would doubt it is: Heart attack however, anxiety is a diagnosis of exclusion and even if you do have anxiety you can still have other medical problems causing these symptoms. If persistent, or out of the ordinary for you see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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27/male - shortness of breath 6 months, upper back pain, intercoastal muscle knots, thoracic kyphosis, constant anxiety, allergies, asthma? Whatisit?

Tx anxiety/symptoms: It sounds as though you have some physical issues to deal with, all of which are magnified greatly by your anxiety. All need to be attended to. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have been seeing a homeopath for six months now for anxiety airborne allergies asthma and menopause symptoms still don't have any improvement?

I have been seeing a homeopath for six months now for  anxiety airborne allergies asthma and menopause symptoms still don't have any improvement?

Homeopathy: You may achieve better results in treating your allergies and asthma with allergen immunotherapy, which in concept is similar to homeopathy, by giving small increasing doses of the things you are allergic to and modifying your immune response to them. This is scientifically proven to work, consult a board certified allergist and about it. ...Read more

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Can homeopathy cure chronic anxiety allergies and asthma , been seeing my homeopath for four months now , still no better?

Can homeopathy cure chronic anxiety allergies and asthma , been seeing my homeopath for four months now , still no better?

Chronic?: Yes, homeopathy can help you cure these problems, assuming there are no obstacles to cure. With a well-taken case and accurately prescribed remedy, there should be a sense of forward progress within a few weeks -- even if not all symptoms are yet "gone." full healing may require a year or more, from your list of problems (esp the anxiety). Develop clear goals and keep track. [see comment]. ...Read more

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Musculoskeletal tension, poor posture, rounded shoulders, panic attacks, anxiety, asthma, & allergies has caused my chest to tighten & restrict lungs.

Musculoskeletal tension, poor posture, rounded shoulders, panic attacks, anxiety, asthma, & allergies has caused my chest to tighten & restrict lungs.

Too many things: You have mentioned many things, and I am sorry you are suffering with them. For your lungs to feel restricted and be tight however, asthma and allergies (exacerbated by anxiety) seem to be the only pertinent conditions to look at for an explanation. Good luck! ...Read more

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At times, have shallow breathing w/numbness/tingling all over and mental confusion;sometimes w/chest pain..No anxiety/food allergy/asthma. Any ideas?

At times, have shallow breathing w/numbness/tingling all over and mental confusion;sometimes w/chest pain..No anxiety/food allergy/asthma.  Any ideas?

Could be anxiety: These symptoms could easily be explained by limited symptom panic attacks, but you need a full evaluation with your physician to rule out other possible causes. Could also be from various types of substance use (you additionally list "type a medication" in your info, but i don't know what that is.) with the "irrational rage" and memory loss, would also recommend evaluation with a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Had a couple episodes of chest tightness/SOB. Told my doctor, she ordered EKG & it was fine. I have anxiety/asthma. Worrying about heart. Should I be?

Had a couple episodes of chest tightness/SOB. Told my doctor, she ordered EKG & it was fine. I have anxiety/asthma. Worrying about heart. Should I be?

Depends: If it felt like a ton of bricks sitting on your chest it would be worrisome. A single EKG is not totally diagnostic but a good start.Most Chest pain has to do with what's behind the heart, the swallow tube entering your stomach. Acid backwash can be biting/ painful and drop you with pain. It is aggravated by caffeine/nicotine or laying down after a meal. Keep a diary of events & re-check as needed ...Read more

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Could anxiety be mistaken for asthma?

Could anxiety be mistaken for asthma?

See below: By the individual - yes, by the doctor, no. With the physical exam, the physician should be able to hear and see signs that would point to an asthma response vs an anxiety attack. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways, caused ...Read more