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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Emphysema occurs in Smokers and causes shortness of breath. Attending a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Course can help you feel generally much better.
Technique makes a difference - video animations show how to use your inhaler and spacers.
Important guidance about your rescue pack - when to take your Antibiotics or Prednisolone
The Programme runs twice a week for six weeks. It is run by a Specialist Nurse, Fitness Instructor, Clinical Health Psychologist and a Physiotherapist who specialises in breathing problems.
Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is a programme of exercise and education for people with long-term lung conditions provided by the NHS and, in some areas, privately.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for people with chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. With COPD the airflow to the lungs is restricted (obstructed). Usually caused by smoking, symptoms include cough and breathlessness.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease.
This patient leaflet will give you important information about how a balanced and varied diet can help maintain strength and fitness, as well as helping your body fight infection.
British Lung Foundation have more than 230 Breathe Easy support groups throughout the UK, with our local one in Shiphay - here's the details
We work to improve the lives of people affected by lung disease right across the UK.
1 Eastern Road
Devon TQ13 7AP
Phone: 01364 652731
Devon TQ11 0DE
Phone: 01364 642534
Devon, TQ7 2LB
Phone: 01548 580214
35 Victoria Rd
Devon TQ6 9RT
Phone: 01803 832212
Devon TQ9 5JA
Phone: 01803 862671
47-48 Fore St
Phone: 01364 642325
8 North Street
Ashburton TQ3 3SU
Phone: 01364 652222
Monday to Friday: 9am-6:30pm
5-6 The Quay
Devon TQ6 9PS
Phone: 01803 832742
Monday to Saturday: 9am-5:30pm
31 Victoria Place
Devon TQ6 9RT
Phone: 01803 832474
Monday to Friday: 8:30am-6pm
Phone: 01803 862356
Monday to Thursday: 8am-7:30pm
28 Fore Street
Phone: 01803 863093
Monday to Friday: 9am-6pm
Medical Care when we are closed
NON-EMERGENCY: Have a look at out "Get health information" page. Alternatively, call 111 for non-urgent medical advice.
MINOR INJURIES: We do not provide a minor injuries service. You should attend A&E or a local minor iunjuries unit. The LIVE WAITING times for these services are listed here.
EMERGENCY: Dial 999 or go to your nearest A&E Department (you must not dial 999 for anything other than an emergency)
If you do need to attend the emergency department at Torbay Hospital please read this leaflet.