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 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Education

 
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The clinic provides education for individuals in order to help them manage their condition as well as provides coping strategies aimed at improving quality of life.

Location

Credit Valley Hospital
2200 Eglinton Ave. W.
Mississauga, ON L5M 2N1

Cardiopulmonary Department, 3rd Floor

Queensway Health Centre
150 Sherway Dr.
Etobicoke, ON M9C 1A5

2nd floor​

Contact Information

Credit Valley Hospital
905-813-1100 ext. 6720

Queensway Health Centre
416-521-4196

Referral

Referral by a physician with a diagnosis of COPD is required.

How to Prepare for Your Appointment:

  • Please bring your Health card (OHIP Card). If you do not have an OHIP card, please bring another form of government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license, passport, or other provincial health card).
  • If you were given a medical information package by your doctor bring that with you.
  • Bring your current Medications or a List of All of your Current Medications

Additional Information

  • COPD is a disorder of the lungs and includes Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema. COPD can be related to smoking and exposure from particulate matter and/or toxic gases.
  • COPD causes the airways to swell and produce excess mucous, (phlegm/spit). This causes the chronic cough.
  • COPD causes the air sacs to break down. This makes it difficult to get the air in and out of the lungs. The trapped air has less oxygen in the blood and more carbon dioxide in the blood due to impaired gas exchange causing the feeling of breathlessness.
  • COPD is a progressive disease and cannot be cured, but by properly managing the disease, patient can have a better quality of life and better control of their symptoms.