Respiratory Health Q4 2021
Why inactivity is causing long term health consequences
After months of inactivity, many people who have been shielding are now less active because of COVID-19 restrictions and are finding it more difficult to look after themselves. A legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is rarely discussed, is deconditioning – the decline in physical function of the body as a result of physical inactivity … Continued
Respiratory Health 2021
Severe COPD and emphysema: when breathing becomes hard work
COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is the second most common lung disease in the UK. Emphysema is a severe form of COPD. Both conditions can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life. According to GOLD (Global Initiative for Obstructive Lung Diseases), the condition is usually caused by pollutants that get … Continued
Respiratory Health 2021
Urgent action needed to protect the most vulnerable from air pollution
A recent report from leading charities reveals that around six million over 65s in England are at risk from asthma attacks and lung damage due to toxic air. Air pollution is dangerous for everyone, but for the most vulnerable people in society, including older people who are more likely to suffer from lung disease or … Continued