When a person has problems breathing they can become oxygen depleted. As a result, they can eventually end up in cardiac arrest. This is not a good situation to be confronted with on a daily basis. That is why you should contact 911 as soon as possible to prevent such an event.
An individual can recognize the signs of poor breathing by listening to a person’s ability to talk. If someone has to pause while completing a sentence in order to catch their breath, then you have someone with poor breathing. Color change may be present around the mouth as well. Their lips may be a bluish color or their skin may be pale in color. Last but not least, please feel free to call 911 if you suspect a person is short of breath.