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The air that I breathe
COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a serious and relatively common disease, but many people who are at risk may not even be aware of the condition.

In this issue we look at what COPD is, what the causes of COPD are, how COPD is treated and how your physiotherapist can help.

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The South African Society of Physiotherapy

We would like to thank the CPRG for the information supplied.

Only persons with degrees obtained at institutions approved in terms of the Higher Education Act may call themselves physiotherapists, whether the work is performed on animals, humans, or in any field of interest.

The content is for information and educational purposes only. The South African Society of Physiotherapy (SASP) has attempted to provide recent and accurate information at the time of publication. The SASP does not assume liability for the use of information contained in this communique. It also does not replace, nor should it be considered an alternative to a medical consultation.  Copyright SASP. All rights reserved.
What is COPD?
COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and is a relatively common lung disease. Read more...
What causes COPD?
The most common cause of COPD is smoking.
How is COPD diagnosed and what is the treatment for COPD?
The most common test used to diagnose COPD is a lung function test. Read more...
How can YOUR physiotherapist help?
Your physiotherapist can teach you a number of techniques.
The lighter side of life
Laughter is life's best medicine. 

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