Breathlessness

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Breathlessness is one of the main symptoms of respiratory conditions, it can be very unpleasant, disabling, frightening and distressing, it can create a lot of anxiety and stress, and take the pleasure out of life.  But there are ways of managing, and even improving, breathlessness.

Sources of information and advice about breathlessness

Managing breathlessness - the breathing thinking functioning (BTF) approach - leaflet from the Breathlessness Intervention Service * - print version

What makes you breathless? - My lungs, my life

Breathlessness - Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS)

How can I manage my breathlessness? - British Lung Foundation (BLF)

Shortness of breath - NHS Inform

Using a hand held fan to ease breathlessness - leaflet from the Breathlessness Intervention Service * - print version 

Breathing techniques to ease breathlessness - leaflet from the Breathlessness Intervention Service * - print version

Positions to ease breathlessness - leaflet from the Breathlessness Intervention Service * - print version

Breathlessness Intervention Service - a range of patient information leaflets about managing breathlessness 

Breathlessness Intervention Service - video and audio to help manage breathlessness including relaxation scripts

Managing and treating breathlessness - Macmillan Cancer Support

Managing breathlessness -  leaflet from Marie Curie providing a guide to breathing techniques, medication and other things that can help

* Recommended resource

 

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