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Signs of Respiratory Distress

Signs of Respiratory Distress

Learning the signs of respiratory distress

People having difficulty breathing often show signs that they are not getting enough oxygen, indicating respiratory distress. Below is a list of some of the signs that may indicate that a person is not getting enough oxygen. It is important to learn the symptoms of respiratory distress to know how to respond appropriately. Always consult your doctor for a diagnosis.

If you see someone with these symptoms, call 911. If the person is in a health care facility, immediately notify a health care professional. You may also want to consider taking a first aid or CPR class so you are prepared for medical emergencies.

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