COPD awareness stand, 5th November 2021
The Breathe Easy Society have met today ahead of World COPD day (17th November) to spread awareness and stress the importance of lung health and support services.
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a progressive condition that can make everyday tasks a challenge. It occurs when the lungs become inflamed, damaged and the airways are narrowed. COPD is the term used to describe various lung conditions including emphysema (where the air sacs in the lungs are damaged) and chronic bronchitis (which involves long-term inflammation of the airways).
COPD is largely a preventable condition as it mainly affects adult that smoke. You can significantly reduce your chances of developing it if you avoid smoking. If you already smoke, stopping can help prevent further damage to the lungs.
If you have COPD it is important to find ways to live well and reduce its impact on your daily life.