Facts about COPD

Facts about one of the country’s most common respiratory diseases will be outlined during a health event later this month.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) will be the focus of the event on Thursday, September 28, organised by The Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s Governors.

Up to 1.2 million are estimated to be diagnosed with COPD, which refers to a range of respiratory conditions such as Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema. People with COPD struggle to breath as their airways become narrower.

COPD is the country’s second biggest respiratory condition following asthma.

Consultant Physician Dr Subramani Durairaj will be outlining COPD and highlighting what we can do about it.

Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapists Jules Lodge and Mary-Ann Broad will be giving advice on how to manage breathlessness.

A panel of local experts will be taking part in the COPD Question Time at the event, which will be taking place in The Inspire Centre.

Breathe Easy, which is part of the British Lung Foundation, will be supporting this health event.

Light refreshments are available and there will be free parking.

Please confirm your free booking with Mary Denmark on 01553 613142 or email: mary.denmark@qehkl.nhs.uk

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