New research finds that treatments for breathlessness can reduce distress and symptoms of depression.Breathlessness is a common symptom in advanced disease and can lead to panic and anxiety for patients and their family. It can trouble people even when resting or performing light activities around the home, researchers at King’s College London note.“With our aging population and increasing multi-morbidity, the number of people affected by breathlessness worldwide is set to rise,” the researchers report.Published in the journal Thorax, the study combined the findings of existing research to better understand holistic services for people with advanced disease experiencing breathlessness. These services aim to improve a person’s ability to manage their breathlessness by putting the person before their disease, researchers explained. They do this by providing information and education, psychological support, and encouraging self-management strategies that patients and their caregivers can…
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