Workshops educate people in Portsmouth how to deal with on lung disease

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The British Lung Foundation has teamed up with Portsmouth’s Clinical Commissioning Group to run a series of free workshops helping people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

There is currently no cure for COPD, a progressive disease which causes long-term damage to the lungs.

But with certain treatments, lifestyle changes and by learning to self-manage the condition, a person’s quality of life can be greatly improved.

The programme consists of two three-hour classes, which will be held on consecutive weeks.

The classes aim to give people the tools and skills they need to increase their understanding of COPD in order to reduce the impact of their symptoms.

The workshops will run from the start of September through to April 2016.

Anyone in the Portsmouth area who has been diagnosed with COPD is welcome to attend the classes.

To find out more call 03000 030 555.