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Shortness of Breath and Cough

Difficulty breathing or breathlessness, sometimes called dyspnoea, can be a frightening and debilitating symptom but it can often be improved with treatment. It is important to discuss any feelings of breathlessness with your doctor.

Pain can reduce your ability to take deep breaths and to cough. As a result, secretions may gather in your chest and this can increase your breathlessness. Good pain control is helpful in managing breathlessness.

For more information on Shortness of Breath or Cough, please see the list of topics on the left.