Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a group of progressive lung diseases including emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

Having COPD causes narrowing of the airways in the lungs which makes it more difficult to breathe. There is currently no cure for COPD, however early diagnosis and treatment can help ease symptoms, lower the chance of complications and improve quality of life.

This page will provide you with an overview of COPD, how it can be safely managed, and how we can help.

What is COPD
Keep well with COPD
COPD and breathlessness
How we can help

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation can play an important role in managing breathlessness and improving overall wellbeing for people with COPD and other lung conditions. In the following videos, Respiratory Physiotherapist, Sarah Hug from Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, explains what to expect and how to access suitable pulmonary rehabilitation services.

If you have questions about COPD and how Asthma WA can help, give our Respiratory Health Team a call on (08) 9289 3600.

What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Pulmonary Rehabilitation and breathlessness

How to access Pulmonary Rehabilitation


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