15 doctors weighed in:
If you're getting shortness of breath from stress and anxiety what can be done to treat it?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Short of breath
There are several causes and you should see your doctor for an examination to determine what is causing your problem. Then you can have proper treatment for you.

In brief: Short of breath
There are several causes and you should see your doctor for an examination to determine what is causing your problem. Then you can have proper treatment for you.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Wheezing with asthma occurs mostly with expiration (blowing out) , wheezing that occurs mostly with inspiration (breathing in) may not be asthma, but could be vocal cord dysfunction syndrome. Anything that irritates the vocal cords such as acid reflux, viral infections or post-nasal drip from sinusitis can cause this problem. Always let your doctor know which type of wheezing you are having.
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Different options
First, make sure your shortness of breath comes from anxiety and stress and not from any kind of medical condition (like asthma for example) by having a check-up with your regular doctor. Anxiety may be successfully treated by mental health professionals from conventional and/or homeopathic medications and/or other methods, like biofeedback, relaxation training, self-hypnosis and talk therapy.

In brief: Different options
First, make sure your shortness of breath comes from anxiety and stress and not from any kind of medical condition (like asthma for example) by having a check-up with your regular doctor. Anxiety may be successfully treated by mental health professionals from conventional and/or homeopathic medications and/or other methods, like biofeedback, relaxation training, self-hypnosis and talk therapy.
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Dr. Sophie Duriez
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Several things
First i would want to be sure that the anxiety is the real cause for the shortness of breath.
People get anxious if they can't breathe so there might be another more serious reason for the breathing problem. If it is truly from anxiety, then anti-anxiety medications or finding a way to better deal with your stress would be helpful. I have used hypnosis in some patients for anxiety and panic attacks.

In brief: Several things
First i would want to be sure that the anxiety is the real cause for the shortness of breath.
People get anxious if they can't breathe so there might be another more serious reason for the breathing problem. If it is truly from anxiety, then anti-anxiety medications or finding a way to better deal with your stress would be helpful. I have used hypnosis in some patients for anxiety and panic attacks.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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