What is COPD and who does it affect?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an inflammatory lung disease that blocks airflow from the lungs. It's a term that encompasses chronic and progressive respiratory diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. People with COPD usually have both of these conditions which are caused by lung damage due to many years of cigarette smoking or exposure to airborne irritants such as dust, chemical fumes or even air pollution.
Because the disease develops...
Respiratory Clinical Consultant
Lisa is a Respiratory Clinical Consultant with 20 years of experience caring for patients with COPD and Pulmonary Fibrosis. She is currently working in the private health care sector leading the respiratory continuing care program assisting people with respiratory disease to live well and have early access to palliative care.