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Acute stress and asthma

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There is evidence that psychosocial stress may both induce asthma and make pre-existing asthma worse. A study in Glasgow (S Sandberg and colleagues.

) showed that among children with asthma a severely stressful life event increased the risk of an acute exacerbation 3–6 weeks after the event. High levels of chronic stress both increased the risk of an exacerbation of asthma after acute stress and reduced the length …

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