Can Stress Increase Asthma Symptoms?

Did you know that asthma is one of the most common ailments during summer months, especially in places like Tampa Bay, Florida? With high humidity, pollen and other allergens, it is common for many people to experience an increase in their asthma symptoms. Another common thing that can increase asthma symptoms is stress. Today, Dawn Potter Acupuncture & Wellness in Clearwater is discussing how stress can increase asthma symptoms and what you can do to combat it. Have additional questions about asthma? Interested in acupuncture for asthma or any of our other treatment options? Reach out today for your free 15 minute phone consultation.

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What Exactly Is Asthma?

Asthma is a condition which is often chronic that can impact a patient’s airways, causing them to become inflamed, swollen, narrow and even produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and when treated improperly, result in death in certain cases. Chest pain, coughing, wheezing and breathing difficulties are all common signs of asthma.


How Does Stress Impact Asthma?

Stress has the amazing ability to impact most every part of our body depending upon the situation and severity, asthma is no different. We recommend trying to implement relaxation and stress-reducing techniques into your day-to-day life. Light exercise, yoga, meditation, mindfulness, eating healthy, enjoying the outdoors with friends, gardening, getting fresh air, soaking in a bit of sunlight (in a healthy way), etc. are all wonderful ways to reduce stress.


How Can Dawn Potter Acupuncture & Wellness Help?

We offer a range of treatment options, from acupuncture and massage to nutritional guidance and supplements. Depending upon your asthma symptoms and other health factors, Dawn can determine the right treatment plan for you.


Schedule Natural Asthma Treatment in Clearwater, Florida Today

Interested in a more natural approach to your Clearwater asthma treatment? Contact us today to get started, we’d be happy to schedule your free 15 minute phone consultation.