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In addition to the resources listed below, you may also find these leaflets from the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care helpful.

Managing breathlessness

Breathlessness can be frightening and distressing, even in milder cases. It may be worsened by fear and anxiety.

The following leaflets include techniques which may help you to feel less breathless:

Conserving your energy

Your energy levels may change from day-to-day and hour-to-hour. You should aim to do a little more each day, but don’t overdo it – when tasks are difficult, try to stop and modify what you’re doing instead.

Clearing your chest

The Active Cycle of Breathing Techniques (ACBT) (Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care) is one way to help you to clear sputum from your chest. ACBT is a set of breathing exercises that loosens and moves the sputum from the airways.

Inhaler advice

Also available as an app, this site contains clear information about inhalers and  videos on how to use them properly.

Support after leaving hospital

COVID-19: Supporting your recovery
This resource has been developed by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to support patients with their initial recovery once discharged from hospital following treatment for COVID-19.

Post-COVID hub: Get support
Developed by Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation, this is a resource for people left with breathing difficulties after COVID-19, as well as their family members, carers, healthcare professionals, policy-makers and researchers.

Measuring oxygen saturation levels