COPD and Emotional Management A diagnosis of COPD completely changes a person's life. Learn ways to cope with common feelings including depression, anxiety and fear of intimacy.
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Ask an Expert: Asthma
Question: Why does exercise trigger asthma?
Answer: When breathing at rest, we tend to breathe through our nose. This allows the nasal passages to warm and humidify the air we breathe in before it reaches the lungs. During exercise, we tend to breathe more quickly and through our mouth. This results in air that is cooler and drier when it reaches the airways. In people with sensitive airways, such as those with asthma, this can trigger bronchospasm and lead to coughing, wheezing and chest tightness.
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