Basic Dyspnea Information

Links in this first section are to pages we have written or have otherwise verified

1. Frequently asked questions

Do I have Dyspnea?

What causes Dyspnea?

Why is Dyspnea important?

What are the treatments for Dyspnea?

What can I do to help fight Dyspnea?


2. Information on specialty clinics for shortness of breath


3. NIH Interactive Text (written primarily for healthcare professionals)

Links in this second section are to sites that may be useful, but whose content is not under our control


1. COPD Coalition – an organization of patient groups, academic, governmental and professional organizations devoted to chronic obstructive lung disease (emphysema)

2. Alpha One – a patient organization for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficient patients

3. Fighting for Air – American Lung Association information about COPD

4. American Lung Association information about Asthma

5. Breath of Life – National Institutes of Health information about Asthma

6.ARDS Foundation – a patient organization for Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome

7. Breathlessness Research Charitable Trust – a British site that offers reliable information on shortness of breath