Today is World COPD Day!

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It is an umbrella term encompassing conditions such as bronchitis and emphysema and in a significant number of cases is associated with smoking.  In some cases it can be a severely life-limiting disease.

It is estimated that around 3 million people in the UK are sufferers and many more cases may be undiagnosed due to mild symptoms.  The condition differs from asthma in that asthma is a 'reversible' condition which means the inflammation associated with an attack will completely resolve, whereas COPD is associated with permanent damage to the airways and is rare in the under 35 age group.

To learn more about COPD and to help raise awareness follow this link.

Sam Ward

Nurse Adviser and Medical Researcher

Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Team

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