How health professionals can provide symptom management

Patients often worry about how bad their symptoms like breathlessness and fatigue will get as their lung disease progresses. It’s important to acknowledge that your symptoms will get worse, but if you have concerns you can speak with your doctor or health professional.

Click through the tabs to see some of the common symptom management techniques

Pain control

Using medicines to assist control your pain.


Changing the type, dosage, and timing.

Increasing the use of common stimulants such as caffeine, or stimulant medicines.

Control of any other symptoms you may be experiencing – breathing difficulties, throat infections, feelings of anxiety or depression, vomiting and bowel problems.