Motor Neurone Disease (MND) causes progressive muscle weakness. Since almost all of our body’s functions require muscle activity to enable us to live, move and go about our everyday tasks, the impact of MND is wide-ranging. Depending on the pattern of muscles affected, people with MND can experience a range of symptoms.
Some people may find that their muscles used to help with breathing are getting weaker, which can make breathing more difficult. The right support such as respiratory equipment, breathing exercises, assisted coughing techniques and other strategies can help to make breathing easier.
Working with your doctor and other health professionals is key to figuring out how you can manage any breathing problems you may have as your MND progresses. To find out more information on breathing basics, how MND affects breathing, what options you have and where go for support, please visit:
Note: MND can also be known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's Disease.