WFHT Provided Programs & Services

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

The Wawa Family Health Team Strives to build healthy lifestyles and support the management of individuals with COPD in an effort to promote a satisfying high quality of life. The program is currently in a screening phase which aims to identify patients who may be risk of developing COPD.

Are You at Risk?
Are you a current or ex-smoker over 40 years of age who…
Coughs regularly?
Coughs up phlegm?
Experiences shortness of breath when doing chores?
Wheezes upon exertion, or at night?
Gets frequent colds that persist longer than other people you know?

If you answer yes to at least one of these questions (symptoms), then you may be at risk of developing COPD.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a long-term lung disease usually caused by smoking. COPD slowly damages your airways, the breathing tubes that go in and out of your lungs. People with COPD have swollen and partly blocked airways. There can also be damage in the air sacs at the tips of the airways.

Explore your breathing!

If you have any of these symptoms talk to health care provider.

Resources:
The Ontario Lung Association