Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)is a lung disease that gets worse over time, characterized by coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and other symptoms. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of COPD, however, up to 25% of people with COPD never smoked.
Signs and Symptoms
Shortness of Breath
Many people mistake their increased breathlessness and coughing as a normal part of aging. In the early stages of the disease, you may not notice the symptoms. COPD can develop for years without noticeable shortness of breath. You begin to see the symptoms in the more developed stages of the disease. That’s why it is important that you talk to your doctor as soon as you notice any of these symptoms. Ask your doctor about taking a spirometry test.
WORLD COPD DAYNovember 15, 2017
6:00AM - 7:00 AM
Yoga (Please bring your own yoga mat)
8:00AM - 1:00PM
Lecture on COPD, Smoking Cessation, and FREE Clinic
Atrium, Chong Hua Hospital Building D
For more details, please contact CHH Pulmonary Fellows:
Dr. Katrina Villegas 09988422986
Dr. Christine Marie Young 09338535155
Dr. John Michael Cabahug 09285200170
DiscountAvail 30% OFF of Spirometry
November 1 - 30, 2017