As part of its on-going health awareness drive for the elderly, BAPS Charities teamed up with the British Lung Foundation’s Breathe Easy programme in Brent to deliver a seminar on asthma and breathing difficulties at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Sunday 17 June 2012.
The event was attended by more than 40 people, many of whom were sufferers of asthma and pulmonary fibrosis.
Dr Hana Patel, a GP and volunteer for BAPS Charities, delivered a presentation focussing on the symptoms and treatment of asthma. This was followed by a discussion led by experts from Breathe Easy, a self-help group for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Both talks were very well received, providing vital information for those who had not heard of or knew very little about COPD and other lung conditions.
The seminar also helped raise awareness about the support available for COPD-sufferers from the British Lung Foundation and its Breathe Easy support group at Central Middlesex Hospital in north-west London.
To learn more about Breathe Easy Brent and the British Lung Foundation, please follow the respective links.
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