Living with COPD

Living with COPD

 

Pulmonary rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Videos

Click here to see videos demonstrate how pulmonary
rehabilitation can benefit patients with COPD.

 

If you have difficulty breathing or a cough with mucus (phlegm) that won't go away; if you feel tired and less able to lead the active life you enjoy – you could have a disease called COPD

COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

  • Chronic - means it won’t go away
  • Obstructive - means partly blocked
  • Pulmonary - means in the lungs
  • Disease – means sickness

COPD is a common condition that affects more than 380,000 people in Ireland, so you are not alone.

This website is designed for patients and their families who want to learn more about Living with COPD – what it is, how it is diagnosed and treated, available supports and simple steps that will ease symptoms and improve quality of life.

World COPD Day 2014

World COPD Day 19th November 2014

Save Your Breath National Awareness Campagin launched today.

List of events here

Press release here

For more information on locations, dates and times of roadshow click here

 Are you at risk from COPD? If you answer yes to four or more of these questions you should visit your doctor and ask to be tested for COPD. Click here

Marty Morrissey talks about lung health here

Jennifer Maguire talks about lung health here

Eileen Dunne talks about lung health here

Quit Campaign

The Irish Thoracic Society is a partner in the Quit Campaign

QUIT is a HSE health education campaign aimed at encouraging smokers to quit. It aims to reduce the numbers of smokers in Ireland and reduce the level of illness and deaths caused by tobacco use.

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