Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - also known as COPD.
Patient with COPD have trouble breathing in and out. This is referred to as airflow obstruction.
Breathing difficulties are caused by long-term damage to the lungs, usually because of smoking.
At Mann Cottage Surgery our health professionals regularly monitor our patients with COPD and provide an action plan to assist and help relieve symptoms.
Please make an appointment with the Receptionist.
For more information please visit the websites below:
Relieve your symptoms and Stop Smoking - Smoke Free
Quit smoking - Quit.org
COPD explained - NHS Choices
Videos from NHS Choices:
COPD (bronchitis and emphysema) affects an estimated three million people in the UK, and smoking is a major cause. There is a lot that can be done to relieve the symptoms and improve your quality of life.
A respiratory nurse specialist and patients explain pulmonary rehabilitation, and how exercise can improve the symptoms of COPD.
Lynn Ashton, 46, inhaled toxic fumes when a candle set fire to her plastic tablecloth. She was already asthmatic, and a few months later was diagnosed with COPD. She talks about living with the condition.