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S.O.S for S.O.B

(Help for Shortness of Breath)

When on the Brink Think  

  STEP 1

Stop and rest in a comfortable position.

STEP 2

 Get your head down.

STEP 3

Get your shoulders down.

STEP 4

Breathe in through your mouth.

STEP 5 

Blow out through your mouth.

STEP 6  Breathe in and blow out as fast as necessary.

STEP 7

Begin to blow out longer, but not forcibly. Use pursed lip breathing if you find it effective.

STEP 8

Begin to slow your breathing.

STEP 9

 Begin to use your nose.

STEP 10

Begin Diaphragmatic Breathing.

STEP 11

 Stay in position for 5 minutes longer.

Remember :

Breathlessness on effort is uncomfortable but not in itself harmful or dangerous.


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