Lung Health

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic lung disease including emphysema, asthma and bronchitis. Symptoms of the disease include coughing and shortness of breath. In 80-90% of COPD cases, the leading cause is cigarette smoking and affects 1.5 million Canadians.

Bronchitis is a respiratory condition where air passages in the lungs, called the bronchial tubes, become inflamed. When this happens, you may cough extra mucus and have difficulty breathing.

Physiotherapists are trained in proper breathing techniques, mucus-clearing techniques and can prescribe safe and effective exercise to help you manage your condition.

 

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