Breathing Difficulty (1B)
Difficulty with breathing can be caused by a number of respiratory illnesses or illnesses that impact lung capacity such as cystic fibrosis or ALS. Breathing difficulties affect energy levels, cognition, and physical ability. Breathing can be impacted by heart problems, asthma, severe allergies, or anxiety.
- Do you have difficulty breathing in any particular weather situations (e.g. humid, cold)?
- Do you have severe allergies that impact your breathing and if so what are they?
- Do you require any medical equipment to assist your breathing (e.g, respirator, CPAP machine)?
- What accommodations or strategies have been effective in the past?
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