Some people may find the muscles used to help with breathing are getting weaker, these are the respiratory muscles. The right support can help make breathing easier.

Support can include respiratory equipment such as non-invasive ventilation (NIV), breathing exercises, assisted coughing techniques and other strategies.

Some signs of respiriatory changes include shortness of breath, diffuclty breathing when laying flat and waking up with a headache. Ask your GP for a refferal to a respiriatory specialist. Your physiotherapist can also provide breathing advice.

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Note: MND can also be known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's Disease.


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