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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Emphysema occurs in Smokers and causes shortness of breath. Attending a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Course can help you feel generally much better.
Technique makes a difference - video animations show how to use your inhaler and spacers.
Important guidance about your rescue pack - when to take your Antibiotics or Prednisolone
The Programme runs twice a week for six weeks. It is run by a Specialist Nurse, Fitness Instructor, Clinical Health Psychologist and a Physiotherapist who specialises in breathing problems.
Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is a programme of exercise and education for people with long-term lung conditions provided by the NHS and, in some areas, privately.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for people with chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. With COPD the airflow to the lungs is restricted (obstructed). Usually caused by smoking, symptoms include cough and breathlessness.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease.
This patient leaflet will give you important information about how a balanced and varied diet can help maintain strength and fitness, as well as helping your body fight infection.
British Lung Foundation have more than 230 Breathe Easy support groups throughout the UK, with our local one in Shiphay - here's the details
We work to improve the lives of people affected by lung disease right across the UK.
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If you do need to attend the emergency department at Torbay Hospital please read this leaflet.