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Ground Floor, Alfred Health Centre
186 Homerton High Street, E9 6AG

Tel: 020 8986 3106   Fax: 020 8985 1909
Out of Hours: (CHUHSE) 0208 185 0545

COPD

COPD is a long term lung disease that over time makes it hard to breathe. You may also have heard COPD called other names, like emphysema or chronic bronchitis. In people who have COPD, the airways, tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs, are partially blocked, which makes it hard to get air in and out.

When COPD is severe, shortness of breath and other symptoms of COPD can get in the way of even the most basic tasks, such as doing light housework, taking a walk, even washing and dressing.

We like to see all our patients who have been diagnosed with COPD at least yearly. Depending on the severity of your diagnosis we may invite you to come to the clinic more often in order to ensure we give you the care you require. 

Some patients with severe COPD may be invited twice yearly to perform the basic Spirometry test. This will enable the doctor / nurse to review your medication and advise you of the best possible choices.

External Links

You can find out more by following the links below:  

The British Lung Foundation

BBC health website

British Thoracic Society