Save Your Breath

Welcome to COPD Support Ireland’s Save Your Breath page.

To coincide with World COPD Day COPD Support Ireland is hosting Ireland’s first COPD Patient Conference on Tuesday 15th November 2016 in the Royal College of Physicians 6 Kildare Street Dublin 2. Early booking is essential and you can contact Wendy at info@copd.ie or call 01 2833500.

The site is full of useful information and resources. We are delighted to have the risk screener available here. More than 380,000 people in Ireland have COPD but 270,000 people do not know they have it.

You can take the risk screener here. It takes less than a minute to find out if you are at risk of COPD.


Health Check-in

Are you at risk of COPD?

More than 380,000 people living in Ireland have COPD, but more than 170,000 people don’t know that they have it.

Are you one of those missing thousands? Please take this 5 question health check in to find out if you are at risk of COPD, it takes less than a minute.

The risk screener is kindly provided by the COPD Foundation in the USA.

Click here to check if are at risk of COPD (you will be directed to the risk screener on a new tab).

After completing the 5 questions please return to our page for further information or if you would like to talk about your results you can contact COPD Support Ireland on 01 283350.

If your total score is 5 or more, your breathing problems may be caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The higher your score, the more likely you are to have COPD.

If you are experiencing problems with your breathing, please share your answers to the five question screener with your healthcare professional (HCP). Only your HCP can decide if you have COPD. Your HCP can also help evaluate your breathing problems by performing a breathing test, also known as spirometry.

Call your HCP today to make an appointment to see if you may be at risk for COPD. Remember, when speaking to your HCP, be honest and open in describing your symptoms and explain how your breathing problem affect your activity level on a daily basis.

You can review your responses and print your results.

 


Health Check-In Locations

Find your local COPD health check-in venue below.

Sheraton Hotel Athlone Co. Westmeath

Date Location Venue Time
Wednesday 16 November 2016 Galway University Hospital Hospital Foyer 10.30 to 2.30
Thursday 17 November 2016 Rutland Street Limerick Health Hub 10am to 2pm
Tuesday 22 November 2016 Sligo University Hospital Foyer 10am to 4pm
Wednesday 23 November 2016 Sligo University Hospital Foyer 10am to 4pm
Thursday 24 November 2016 Athlone Sheraton Hotel 10am to 3pm

World COPD Day Media

  • World COPD Day 2016

    To coincide with World COPD Day COPD Support Ireland is hosting Ireland's first COPD patient Conference in the Royal College of Physicians at 6 Kildare Street Dublin 2.  Contact Wendy to book a place 01 2833500 or info@copd.ie Early booking advised.

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