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COPD community care exercise programme launched in Westmeath

Ahead of World COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) Day, which takes place on Wednesday, November 21, COPD Support Ireland, the umbrella body for 20 local COPD support groups, has announced a community-based exercise programme for people with COPD in County Westmeath.

Asthma and respiratory relief with Care Cure Acupuncture

According to the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, an asthma attack is the direct result of a deficiency in the lung meridian (channel). Once this lung energy becomes blocked, the chi (vital energy) becomes unstable and triggers an immune system response restricting both inhalation and exhalation. This is accompanied by wheezing and sometimes a cough.

Asthma and respiratory relief with Care Cure Acupuncture

According to the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, an asthma attack is the direct result of a deficiency in the lung meridian (channel). Once this lung energy becomes blocked, the chi (vital energy) becomes unstable and triggers an immune system response restricting both inhalation and exhalation. This is accompanied by wheezing and sometimes a cough.

New campaign raises awareness on COPD

A new campaign is being launched to raise awareness about COPD, the respiratory disease which killed nearly 100 people in Mayo last year.

COPD roadshow comes to Westmeath

People of Westmeath are urged to take the Save Your Breath COPD challenge as the roadshow visits Westmeath.

Successful information day on quitting smoking at Mayo General

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.

Galway Chest Clinic to launch its third Breathe Freely course

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BY EBHAN LOUGHLIN

Mayo COPD Support Group meeting to be held in Castlebar

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.

Galway Chest Clinic to run another Breathe Freely programme in January

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.

COPD awareness campaign

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.

 

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