THE Wexford Community Healthcare led “Wexford Gets Moving on COPD” is a Collaboration with COPD Support Ireland, Sports Active Wexford, Fit Walk Ireland, Wexford General Hospital and Wexford COPD Peer Support Group.
COPD, which stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a lung disease that makes it difficult to breathe. COPD is not one single disease but an umbrella term used to describe chronic lung diseases which include Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema.
The symptoms of COPD may include:
- constant cough,
- coughing up mucus,
- chest tightness,
- fatigue and exacerbations (episodes where symptoms get worse).
As part of a COPD peer support and exercise group, Sports Active Wexford co-ordinate weekly exercise classes at the Clonard Community Centre every Friday at 2pm.