Every year 21st November 2018 is observed as World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. COPD is a group of lung conditions in which the airways have been narrowed; therefore it makes it difficult for the person to empty air out of the lungs. Living with this chronic disease it makes it difficult for you to breathe, and you might find everyday tasks daunting. Millions of people across the UK suffer from COPD and the even worse they do not even know about it. They struggle with their symptoms and a lead a lower quality of life. The condition is worsening day by day as they are not receiving proper treatment and care. This World COPD Day let us spread awareness about this chronic disease, and help people with the treatment and support they deserve.
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The most common types of COPD are emphysema and chronic bronchitis, and many people with COPD have both of these conditions. This year, the World COPD, is organised by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) in collaboration with health care professionals and COPD patient groups all over the world. Every year this significant day has a theme. The theme for the 2018 World COPD day is ‘Never too early, never too late’.