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William Stubbley

Living with COPD

Sixteen years ago I was diagnosed with COPD. My COPD means I get breathless very quickly now doing activities or things I previously did easily without and difficulty. Being as active as possible really helps me to manage my condition, so I have joined a gym for the first time as they have sessions purely for people with lung problems. Attending these sessions weekly has resulted in me being able to control the periods of breathlessness. More recently, I have joined a singing group for people with lung problems and this helps to strengthen the muscles I use to breathe and help regulate my breathing.