Breathlessness, also known as dyspnoea, refers to the sensation of shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. It is an extremely common symptom but can be both distressing and frightening for patients and carers. Breathlessness may occur at the same time as other symptoms such as cough, chest pain and fever.

View the following presentations to learn more about breathlessness, and a demonstration that shows breathing techniques that you might be able use to help with your breathlessness.

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