Breathlessness booklet

This booklet is for people who are breathless and want to find out more.

It explains the possible causes of breathlessness and focuses on daily long-term, or chronic, breathlessness. It also explains how your doctor will diagnose what is causing you to get out of breath and things you can do to help yourself.

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Breathlessness booklet