Did you know that nearly half of the people living with a COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) are unaware that they have the disease? COPD is the leading cause of hospitalization among chronic diseases, and the fourth cause of death in Canada.
What is COPD? COPD is a lung disease that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, both of which are respiratory diseases that decrease one’s ability to breathe normally. They are diagnosed using a simple and quick breathing test called spirometry. Smoking is the number one risk factor for COPD. Air pollution and a family predisposition can also cause COPD.
Come visit the information booths hosted by our health professionals, and learn more about this scarcely known condition.
- Wednesday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Lakeshore General Hospital, near the Ambulatory Care Centre
160 Stillview Avenue
No reservation required.
Check the event poster for all the details.
Everyone is welcome!