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Breathlessness Management Resources

Breathlessness is one of the most common  but most difficult symptoms of many advanced diseases eg COPD, Lung Cancer, Heart Failure and Motor Neurone Disease. It can be a very frightening symptom to live with both for the person who suffers from it but also those closest to them.

Nine patient information leaflets have been reproduced and adapted for use in NHS Tayside  by a multidisciplinary working group with help and advice from patients. 

Breathlessness Support Factsheet 1: The breathing thinking functioning (BTF) approach - Patient information leaflet

Breathlessness Support Factsheet 2: Handheld fan - Patient information leaflet

Breathlessness Support Factsheet 3: Breathing techniques to ease breathlessness - Patient information leaflet

Breathlessness Support Factsheet 7: Mindfulness Patient information leaflet

Breathlessness Support Factsheet 8: Managing your energy levels - Patient information leaflet

Breathlessness Support Factsheet: Managing Breathlessness - The Calming Hand - Patient information leaflet

 

The link below is to is to the Addenbrooke's Hospital website with video and audio to help manage breathlessness including:

  • Causes of breathlessness
  • Using a handheld fan to reduce breathlessness
  • Relaxation scripts 

https://www.cuh.nhs.uk/breathlessness-intervention-service-bis/resources/video-and-audio-help-manage-breathlessness