What is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?

According to the Canadian Lung Association COPD is short for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. COPD is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and refractory (non-reversible) asthma. This disease is characterized by increasing breathlessness.

While COPD is a disease commonly caused by smoking, and there is currently no cure, you can slow the progression of COPD and improve your lung function by quitting smoking.

Click here, What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?, to view a slideshow with a good overview about COPD and ways it can be treated.

The best way to prevent COPD is to never smoke, but of course many people do. If you’re ready to end your addiction to nicotine, contact Calgary Laserworks at 403-301-3730. We are truly here to help you succeed.

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Get Your Health on Track!

Quit SmokingCan you believe it’s January already? A brand new year has already begun. Time to consider really taking care of yourself this year and getting your health on track.

At Calgary Laserworks, we are truly here to help you succeed, whether it is to end your addiction to nicotine or reduce stress so that you don’t feel you have a need to rely on cigarette smoking.

According to the Canadian Lung Association COPD is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This disease is commonly caused by smoking.

This disease includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema or sometimes both.

Here are some quick facts for you:

  • Six times as many men as women die of COPD.
  • There are over 1.5 million Canadians who are diagnosed with COPD.
  • As many as 1.6 Million Canadians may have COPD but remain undiagnosed.
  • The primary cause of COPD is smoking or second hand smoke.

Did you know that laser treatments can help you to quit smoking?

Laser therapy is safe, easy, affordable, and effective. If you’ve struggled with other methods to quit your smoking habit without success, give us a call to discover how laser treatments can help.

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