Stress and the Respiratory System

Respiratory System

Stress can make us breathe harder and faster. For people with asthma or a lung disease, getting the oxygen they need to breathe easier can become very difficult. Rapid breathing of course, can lead to hyperventilation which in turn can bring on a panic attack. Working with a psychologist to develop relaxation and breathing strategies can help. Certainly a regular, relaxing massage can achieve wonders to keep stress in control.