Save Your Breath

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

Irish Pharmacy Union’s COPD awareness week is just around the corner! Starting next Monday, June 19th, 2017 through June 23rd, 2017 IPU week will begin. COPD Support Ireland in collaboration with the Irish Pharmacy Union are hosting a COPD awareness week in their 1750 community pharmacies. It is an oppurtunity to talk about your symptoms if you are concerned about COPD or have your inhaler technique checked.

We would like to thank our generous sponsors A. Menarini and GlaxoSmithKline for without whom, none of this would be possible.

We will be ending the week off with a two day, 250km cycle from Galway to Dublin on June 23rd to June 24th, 2017. Hope to see you there!

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.

We would like to thank our sponsors A. Menarini and GlaxoSmithKline. In addition, we would like to thank our collaborators, the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) and the COPD Clinical Program.

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Health Check-In Locations

Find your local COPD health check-in venue below.

Date Location Venue Time

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 Early booking advised.


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