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Respiratory problems - common causes and treatment

Why am I having trouble breathing?

Dr Louisa Draper

"If you or someone you know has had flu for two weeks or more, and is experiencing serious breathing difficulties seek immediate medical advice."

Dr Louisa Draper

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Breathing problems can be caused by a variety of different conditions. While they can be the result of a short term infection, they can also be a symptom of a serious or long term illness. Having problems with breathing can be extremely distressing. In fact, a sudden shortness of breath, or difficulty with breathing is the most common reason that people call 999 for an ambulance or visit their hospital accident and emergency department.