Today is World COPD Day, and to mark the event, Mayo University Hospital will host an information day on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

The event takes place in the main foyer of the hospital between 10am and 2pm and the hospital's respiratory team will be on hand to offer advice on stopping smoking, inhaler technique and breathing techniques.

There will also be spirometry testing available, which is a simple diagnostic test to measure how fast air can move in and out of the lungs, and indicate if there's an obstruction in the airways.

The hospital is inviting anyone aged over 35 with risk factors including smoking and passive smoking, genetic factors or a history of severe chest infections in childhood to come along this morning for advice.

 

 

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