Shortness of breath 
and your diet

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We all know how important it is to eat a varied and nourishing diet. When we are unwell this is particularly important, and yet people who experience difficulties with their breathing often find it difficult to consume adequate amounts. Some commonly asked questions and issues are:

How can I eat when I have to wear an oxygen mask?

If find it tiring preparing and eating food

For further information click to go to "Breathlessness"


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