COPD meaning and facts

Asthma & COPD

Twitter Asthma affects about 3 million people in Canada. According to the Asthma Society of Canada, six out of ten people with asthma do not have control of their disease. It is estimated that 1.5 million Canadians have been diagnosed with COPD (such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema), and an additional 1.6 million Canadians with


Asthma is a chronic disease that affects your airways. Your airways are tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. If you have asthma, the inside walls of your airways become sore and swollen. That makes them very sensitive, and they may react strongly to things that you are allergic to or find irritating.