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What is C.O.P.D.?

Asthma vs. C.O.P.D.

Importance of Diagnosis

Managing your COPD

Want to Stop Smoking?

 

C.O.P.D.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

 

Are you at risk?
Yes
No
Are you a smoker or former smoker 40 years or older?
Yes
No
Do you have a cough with mucous?
Yes
No
Do you often get chest infections?
Yes
No
Do you get short of breath when climbing stairs or doing simple activity?
If the answer is YES to ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS,
See your Doctor - or contact:

Open Airways  (Tracy Nash)

232-0264 or nurse@openairways.com

KEMH Asthma Education Centre (Debbie Barboza)

239-1652 or asthma.centre@bhb.bm

 

Did you know?

COPD is the 4th leading

cause of death worldwide

- 75% of those affected

remain untreated.

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Most people with C.O.P.D.

 are not diagnosed

until the disease is

well advanced.

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The sooner C.O.P.D. is diagnosed,

the better the outcome.

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Smoking is the most common

cause of C.O.P.D.

All smokers & former smokers

ages 40 and over,

should have a

lung function test.

Helpful Links:

www.lunguk.org

www.learnaboutCOPD.org

www.copdfoundation.org

www.lung.ca

www.introtoCOPD.org