Dyspnooea (breathlessness): Still an ongoing battle

Dyspnooea (breathlessness): Still an ongoing battle

Dyspnoea or more commonly called breathlessness or breathing discomfort continues to be a common, debilitating symptom. There is still an ongoing issue with patients’ reporting chronic breathlessness often attributing it to age or self-infliction such as smoking. There also continues to be lack of understanding from non-specialist health care professionals about the extent dyspnoea can be debilitating, with delays in accessing treatments, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological.

Download the full article written by our Vice Chair, Katy Beckford and Alex Christie, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Lead  here

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