By Penny McCrae |
December 8, 2015
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a lung condition in which inflammation of the passageways blocks air from easily flowing into the body. The disease usually occurs later in life and currently affects more than 1 million people in the UK, accounting for an estimated 25,000 deaths every year, according to the Health and Safety Executive. World COPD Awareness Day, which took place this year on 18th November, is held annually as a day to recognise the number of people with the illness and ways in which it can be prevented.