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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.
The British Lung Foundation offers local singing for better breathing and exercise groups in Lambeth and there is a Breathe Easy Support Group in Lewisham (4 miles from the surgery).
Singing for Better Breathing meets every Thursday at 11:00am
The Exercise Class meets every Wednesday at 12:00pm.
The Breathe Easy Support Group in Lewisham meets every 2nd Thursday of every month.
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.
This important leaflet gives you important guidance around managing your COPD and medications.
This leaflet will give you guidance about your COPD Rescue Pack.
Technique makes a difference - video animations show how to use your inhaler and spacers.
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.
We work to improve the lives of people affected by lung disease right across the UK.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease.
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.