Feeling short of breath from time to time is healthy and normal – but sometimes it can be a sign of something more serious. Here we explain the different types of breathlessness, how breathing and thoughts about breathlessness interact and where you can get support for your breathlessness.
Shortness of breath is a symptom of many conditions. Find out more about why you could be short of breath.
Find out how the cause of breathlessness is diagnosed. We explain what will happen when you see your doctor, the questions they might ask, tests they’ll do and how long it will take to get a diagnosis.
Read about the treatments available to control and improve your breathlessness. Your GP can prescribe treatments or refer you to services to improve your breathlessness.
If you're living with breathlessness, there's lots of things you can do to help reduce it. Find out how to manage breathlessness.
In obstructive lung disease, it takes longer to empty your lungs. Try our suggestions to reduce your breathlessness.
In restrictive lung disease, you cannot fill your lungs with air because your lungs are restricted from fully expanding. Try our suggestions to help reduce your breathlessness.
Feeling short of breath from time to time is healthy and normal – but sometimes it can be a sign of something more serious. If you’re worried about breathlessness, take our quick online breath test.