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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
Company 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
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of serious diseases that affect the lungs. Among the most common diseases are chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Many if not most people living with COPD are affected by both. COPD is a progressive disease, which means that symptoms worsen over time. Do you think you might have COPD?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe a group of progressive respiratory diseases, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, that result from lung damage. What causes COPD? What can I do to avoid getting COPD? What Causes COPD? In developed nations like Canada, smoking is the leading cause of COPD. Smoke from
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) causes the individual’s lungs to gradually lose their ability to get enough oxygen to the body. This can result in a feeling of breathlessness, making people with COPD reluctant to engage in exercise. But exercise is extremely important for people with COPD. The less active you are, the less you’ll be able
Learning COPD facts, including the risks and causes, could help you avoid it. If you or someone you love has COPD, having the answers to some common questions will help you on your journey. Continue reading to find out the facts you need when dealing with COPD. What does COPD stand for? Chronic obstructive pulmonary
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) interferes with your breathing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t live an active life. If you live with COPD, you can take action to alleviate symptoms, as well as improve your overall health and quality of life. When it comes to managing COPD, these 11 tips can make a big