Shortness of breath shouldn’t stop anyone living their dreams

woman shortness of breath living her dreamsDid you know that shortness of breath is not a sign of ageing and is something that can be improved through exercise, diet and medication?

Have you have noticed a change in the health of your lungs? If so, you may have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it difficult to breath. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the most common conditions that make up COPD and symptoms include wheezing, a chronic cough and shortness of breath. One in seven Australians aged 40 years and over have some form of COPD and unless treated, symptoms will worsen over time.

To mark World COPD Day on Wednesday 21 November Cobaw clinicians will be offering a free two minute lung health check, plus exercises and other practical advice to promote lung health.

Location: Kyneton Mechanics Reserve between 11am and 1pm.

Come along for your free check and to find out more about COPD symptoms and management techniques.