Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease. The main symptom of COPD is an inability to breathe in and out properly. This is also referred to as airflow obstruction.

 

What is COPD?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Useful Links

 

NHS Choices

Guide to the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and risks of COPD from the NHS

 

COPD Factsheet

This factsheet is for people who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or who would like information about it.

 

British Lung Foundation

Information and guidance on living with COPD

 

 

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These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

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Dial 111

For Medical Emergencies

Easthope Road

Church Stretton

Shropshire

SY6 6BL

Tel: 01694 722127

 

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