Reasons to take our breath test
Getting breathless can be normal, but it could also be a sign that’s something’s not right. Our online breath test can help.
Our online breath test helps people decide if they need to see their GP. It first launched over a year ago, and since then over a quarter of a million people have taken the test.
Since we first launched the test, we’ve heard how it’s changed peoples’ lives. People like you.
Susan took our breath test.
I realised that I could no longer walk outside in the wind, or in cold weather. I used to be able to walk a mile in 15 minutes, but no more. And walking uphill wasn’t possible.
I complained to my doctor, but wasn’t really taken seriously.
The breath test was really easy to use. And it addressed all the things I’d complained about. This was reassuring, and made me realise that it wasn’t normal to feel like I did.
At the end of the test, the results advised that I should speak to my GP. I was pleased because I now had something to help my case. It wasn’t just me complaining any more, I had evidence that there might be something wrong.
I saw my doctor 2 weeks later and we talked about the breath test. Finally, I was taken seriously.
And that’s just 1 person’s story. 282,000 people have now taken the breath test. 30% of people that took the test told us they’d seen their GP after taking the test. 8% of people said that they had been diagnosed after taking the breath test.
Based on the responses to our survey, that could be over 22,000 people that know they have a lung condition thanks to the test.
The test asks you some simple questions to work out whether you’re healthy, or whether you might need a check over. It’s all based on the MRC breathlessness scale, a tool that’s used by doctors and nurses to decide whether your breathlessness is normal, or whether something might be wrong.
It’s much better to find out if something is wrong as soon as possible. That way, if something is wrong, you can get the help you need early on. And if everything’s fine, you can put your mind to rest.
It’s quick to do, and could change your life.
If you've already taken the test, share it on Facebook, or email it to a family member. You could change their life.