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A new campaign is being launched to raise awareness about COPD, the respiratory disease which killed nearly 100 people in Mayo last year.
People of Westmeath are urged to take the Save Your Breath COPD challenge as the roadshow visits Westmeath.
Homecare Physio is a well established and expanding company set up by local health care professional John Butler.
Mayo General Hospital held a very successful information day on quitting smoking in the hospital recenty. The event was organised by Claudia Oliveira, respiratory scientist and Michelle Redmond, a/respiratory clinical nurse specialist. The aim of the day was to inform members of the public, patients, and staff of the importance of quitting smoking. In addition, visitors to the information day were offered a carbon monoxide (CO) test. CO is a poisonous gas that has no colour or smell. It is one of the products found in tobacco smoke and this breath test can tell how much CO a smoker has in his/her body.
When I was growing up, there was huge fear, fear of 'The Big C'. Cancer would drive my mother to bless herself. She couldn't say the word.”
BY EBHAN LOUGHLIN
The next meeting will take place on Thursday February 28 from 3pm to 5pm in the TF Royal Hotel Castlebar. From 3pm to 3.10pm there will be an opening session; from 3.10pm to 3.30pm there will be pulmonary rehab, exercises; from 3.30pm to 3.40pm there will be tea/coffee; and from 4pm to 4.30pm there will be a guest speaker Nolene Cashin who will discuss health and wellbeing. Go along for a cup of tea and a chat.
The next meeting of the Mayo COPD Support Group will be held in the Travellers Friend Hotel, Castlebar (opposite Mayo General Hospital) at 3pm on Thursday February 28.
Following the success of its first Breathe Freely programme for COPD and lung fibrosis sufferers, the Galway Chest Clinic has announced that it will run another programme in January 2013. The programme is designed to improve the quality of life for people with chronic lung diseases, many of whom suffer from considerable shortness of breath when carrying out simple daily tasks despite maximum medical therapy. The British and Irish Thoracic Societies have stated that all patients with lung diseases whose lifestyle is adversely affected by chronic breathlessness would benefit from such a course.
Talk show host Joe Duffy is encouraging people living with a potentially fatal lung condition that it is not too late to seek help from their healthcare professional. The broadcaster made the plea to coincide with the launch of new research to mark an awareness campaign on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), supported by Novartis and the Irish Thoracic Society.