If you are over 40 and smoke or used to smoke, you could possibly have a lung condition called Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD. Take this quick test* to screen for symptoms of COPD:
- Do you cough regularly?
- Do you cough up phlegm regularly?
- Do even simple chores make you short of breath?
- Do you wheeze when you exert yourself (exercise, go upstairs)?
- Do you get many colds, and do your colds usually last longer than your friends’ colds?
If you answered "Yes" to one or more of these questions, you may have symptoms of COPD.
*Adapted from the Canadian Lung Health Test, available online from the Canadian Lung Association: http://www.lung.ca/lung-health/lung-disease/copd/symptoms
Remember, when you get early treatment for COPD you can slow down the damage to your lungs.
If you or someone you know are over 40 years of age, and smoke or used to smoke, or have been diagnosed with COPD, we invite you to book an appointment to see our Certified Respiratory Educator. This one-on-one appointment will include
- A full respiratory assessment
- A Spirometry, or breathing test
- Instruction on how to correctly use your respiratory inhalers, and medications, and answer any questions you may have about your breathing condition.
We can also help you with quitting or reducing smoking.
In addition, we offer a variety of group physical activity programs, led by our Registered Kinesiologist, both at Sheridan and Yorkgate locations.
We accept self-referrals and referrals from your health care provider.
Please note that that in order to receive a Spirometry test, we will need to contact your physician to obtain a Medical Directive.
Click here for our program flyer
For health care providers, click for a copy of our Referral form and Medical Directive