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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.
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.
Olympic champion Dr Ronnie Delany and 11 leading Irish lung health charities and patient advocacy groups have joined forces to urge the public to take a simple, fast, and accurate test to measure their lung health. Mayo General Hospital is one of a number of centres around the country that will offer free lung testing (spirometry) and lung health advice on Wednesday June 27 from 10am to 2pm.