COPD meaning and facts

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

In a survey conducted between 2009 and 2011, 4% of Canadians between the ages of 35-79 reported being diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). However, lung function tests showed that as many as 13% had results indicative of COPD. The Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) report concludes that COPD is an under-diagnosed disease in Canada. Although

COPD meaning and facts

Asthma & COPD

Web Site 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