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Getting out of breath is normal. It’s natural when you do something that requires physical effort. For example, when you run for a bus. But some people get out of breath whether or not they’re physically exerting themselves. They unexpectedly find it difficult or uncomfortable to breathe and may feel they can’t control their breathing. Sometimes this kind of breathlessness is long term and people experience it most days. This long-term breathlessness is known as chronic breathlessness. It develops gradually and lasts for weeks, months, or years. Sometimes people also cough, bring up phlegm or feel wheezy. 

If you have chronic breathlessness caused by an underlying condition like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or asthma, you may be able to help yourself feel less breathless by starting treatment for the condition. Conditions that cause long-term breathlessness can often be treated, but some cannot be fully reversed.

Dr Medveczky always advises to have a thorough check for the main lung and heart conditions, which you can have in this clinic. The good news is that you can get help and can learn to control your breathing guided by an expert.

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