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Breathe new life into your lungs

11 Oct 2010 10:33:02


 Patients and staff will be able to take advantage of free lung health checks and advice at a special event marking the world’s first Spirometry Day later this week.

The event, which is taking place at the Hospital on Thursday 14 October is just one of a number of public tests being held around the world as part of the European Lung Foundation’s 2010 Year of the Lung campaign to raise awareness about lung disease and testing.

World Spirometry Day aims to encourage more people to get their lungs tested for an early indication of diseases such as asthma, lung cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

In the five minutes it takes to complete a spirometry test, 150 people will have died from a preventable lung disease. Spirometry is the most accurate measure of lung health and we’d encourage everybody to come along and find out more about their lung health and how they can improve it.

Members of the public are encouraged to take a free test to help diagnose various lung conditions. Physiologists at the event will give participants free spirometry tests measuring their lung capacity, and if the results raise concern, participants will be given a letter to take to their doctor.

The event will be taking place between 1.30-4.00pm in the hospital’s main entrance. For information about World Spirometry Day events taking place in your area or across Europe, please visit: www.yearofthelung.org/wsd-events
 

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