COPD

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COPD


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties.

It includes:

  • emphysema – damage to the air sacs in the lungs
  • chronic bronchitis – long-term inflammation of the airways

COPD is a common condition that mainly affects middle-aged or older adults who smoke. Many people do not realise they have it.

The breathing problems tend to get gradually worse over time and can limit your normal activities, although treatment can help keep the condition under control.


At the surgery


  • Services at the surgery for COPD include:
  • COPD Reviews
  • Spirometery (on pause due to COPD)
  • Medication reviews
  • Telephone consultations with our practice nurses.


Useful Links


Coronavirus & COPD advice and guidance - British Lung Foundation