COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease which is a common disease caused by smoking.
16 November 2011 was World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day and in support of this movement, a free lung screening was held at Tampines 1 for our shoppers. Through this event, we hope to raise awareness of this disease and for our shoppers to seek advice from the medical professionals present.
COPD is characterized by a gradual loss of lung function, chronic airflow limitation, shortness of breath (or dyspnoea), cough, wheezing and increased sputum (mucus or phlegm) production. These symptoms, in particular breathlessness, can restrict a patient’s ability to perform normal daily activities.
Many of our shoppers took the opportunity to take the test. Hope this free health screening benefitted our shoppers. Do check our blog or facebook for more updates of such events.