Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the name for a group of lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties. It includes:
COPD is a common condition that mainly affects middle-aged or older adults who smoke. Many people do not realise they have it.
The breathing problems tend to get gradually worse over time and can limit your normal activities, although treatment can help keep the condition under control. For more information on COPD, click here.
How to book
If you suspect you have symptoms of COPD, you can book yourself in to be checked by one of our nurses; you do not need to see a doctor for this. If you do have COPD, our nurses will do regular reviews with you to help manage your condition. To book a COPD appointment, please visit us in the practice or give us a call at 01952 586691.
Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties. Over 8 million people, or approximately 12% of the population, have been diagnosed with asthma. However, some may have grown out of the condition, and 5.4 million people are receiving asthma treatment.
Asthma can affect people of all ages and often starts in childhood, although it can also develop for the first time in adults. There's currently no cure, but there are simple treatments that can help keep the symptoms under control so they do not have a big impact on your life. For more information on asthma, click here.
How to book
If you suspect you have symptoms of asthma, you can book yourself in to be checked by one of our nurses; you do not need to see a doctor for this. If you need treatment for this, our nursing staff can help. To book an asthma review appointment, please visit us in the practice or give us a call at 01952 586691.