MP takes ‘breath test’ to high­light cam­paign

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

AR­GYLL and Bute MP Bren­dan O’Hara is sup­port­ing the Bri­tish Lung Foun­da­tion’s up­com­ing lung health aware­ness cam­paign.

Hav­ing taken part in an on­line ‘ breath test’ in the houses of Par­lia­ment on July 4, Mr O’Hara is en­cour­ag­ing oth­ers to do the same.

The UK-wide Lis­ten to Your Lungs cam­paign aims to raise aware­ness that feel­ing out of breath do­ing ev­ery­day tasks could be a sign of lung dis­ease.

The breath test al­lows peo­ple to check their lung health through 10 sim­ple ques­tions based around the Med­i­cal Re­search Coun­cil breath­less­ness scale.

It is hoped this will re­as­sure those with healthy lungs and guide those with sus­pected prob­lems to make an ap­point­ment with their GP.

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