How does emotional stress affect people with asthma?

Emotions don’t cause asthma. But strong emotional reactions like laughing, crying, and sighing may trigger symptoms, especially if your asthma isn’t under control. Family- and job-related stresses can bring on asthma symptoms in adults. In children, asthma symptoms may be triggered by a divorce, a death in the family, or even the start of a new school year.

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