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Tower House Surgery
Map PointerTower House Surgery, 169 West Wycombe Road, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP12 3AF
Appointments: 01494 526840
Out of Hours Service: 111

Surgery Opening Times

Monday7.15am - 6.30pm
Tuesday7.00am - 6.30pm
Wednesday8.00am - 8.00pm
Thursday7.00am - 6.30pm
Friday8.00am - 6.30pm

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic disease monitoring follows the progress of a collection of conditions including Coronary heart disease, Diabetes and Lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease.

Also known as COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) people suffering from this have trouble breathing in and out. This is referred to as airflow obstruction.

Breathing difficulties are caused by long-term damage to the lungs, usually because of smoking.

At the surgery we regularly monitor patients with COPD and provide an action plan to assist and help you to relieve your symptoms.

For more information please visit the websites below:

External Websites:

Relieve your symptoms and Stop Smoking - Smoke Free

Quit smoking - Quit.org

COPD explained - NHS Choices

Videos from NHS Choices:

COPD (bronchitis and emphysema) affects an estimated three million people in the UK, and smoking is a major cause. There is a lot that can be done to relieve the symptoms and improve your quality of life.

A respiratory nurse specialist and patients explain pulmonary rehabilitation, and how exercise can improve the symptoms of COPD.

Lynn Ashton, 46, inhaled toxic fumes when a candle set fire to her plastic tablecloth. She was already asthmatic, and a few months later was diagnosed with COPD. She talks about living with the condition.