Tag Archives: Breathing

What happens if you don’t do any exercise or activity?

If you do less exercise or activity you will become deconditioned. Your muscles weaken and lose bulk including the muscles you need for breathing and the large muscles in your legs and arms. You will become more breathless as you do less activity. If you continue to be inactive you will feel worse, need more […]


Put all the clothes you need together before you start. You could do this the day before or at a time when you have more energy. Choose clothes which are easier to put on. Stretch fabrics, loose fitting with few fastenings are often best. Polo type shirts are very easy. Slip on shoes, loose fitting […]

Late warning signs - time to get help

Not every child will have all of these symptoms. If you notice any of them you should seek help right away: Disturbed sleep due to symptoms. Troublesome cough. Coughing spasms. Cough until they gag or vomit. A wheeze which can clearly be heard. Tummy or ribs visibly sucking in when breathing. Lethargic / sleepy / […]

Breathlessness and you

Think how you felt getting dressed this morning, or climbing the stairs. Did it make you feel breathless? Did it worry you? Your air passages are damaged so air does not flow in and out so easily. Your breathing muscles may not be working so well. Your arm and leg muscles may get tired. It […]