CSR Initiative

Even with COPD, there’s always a way to #makelifebetter

COPD is estimated to affect more than 210 million people worldwide1 as the fourth leading cause of death, and is becoming more prevalent every day.2 But through education, engagement, and empowerment we can all help those affected by the disease live a fulfilling life.

To know more SMS COPD to 58888 or call on 1800-419-8844

 

COPD is a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it difficult to breathe. Emphysema and Chronic bronchitis are the most common conditions that make up COPD.

 

COPD compromises lung capacity as well as lung function and it is diagnosed by doing lung function tests. Spirometry is the most common lung function test. It measures how much and how quickly you can move air out of your lungs with the help of a machine called a Spirometer.

Philips is conducting free Spirometry tests in:

Chandigarh


Dr Deepak Bhasin

Date: 17th Nov

Address: Max Super Speciality Hospital, Mohali

Kanpur

 

Dr Bharat Mehrotra
Date: 14th and 15th November

Mob: 09918201218

Tel: 0512-2367610

Address: KP Clinic , 37/54 B, Gilish Bazar, Mestan Road

Near Kotwali Kanpur

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Delhi


Date: 14th November

Address: Metro Hospital Noida, Delhi

Bangalore


Date: 18th November

Address: Narayana Multispeciality Hospital

With COPD, breathing can be difficult –  Living life doesn’t have to be.

Improving lives is at the heart of the Philips mission.  We take our responsibility and commitment towards building a healthy society seriously by developing meaningful innovation that can help people manage COPD and ultimately breathe easier. But people can’t find solutions for a problem they don’t know they have or benefit from solutions they don’t know exist.  At Philips, we understand our commitment to making lives better for COPD patients starts with education. With the right diagnosis, management plan, therapy, and moral support, people affected by the disease can realize a full life. But don’t take it from us. Help us to spread the word of hope as told by COPD athlete Russell Winwood and his physician Dr. Wayne Kelly.  For every share these videos receive, Philips will donate $1 to further globalize the impact of The COPD Foundation up to $25,000.

What is COPD?

What is meant by chronic obstructive is that it is not reversible. Patients don’t go back to baseline lung function as they would with asthma.”

What is COPD

What are the symptoms of COPD?

The main symptom that never goes away is shortness of breath.”

What are the symptoms of COPD

Only about half of the estimated 210 million people with COPD have been officially diagnosed.3 Think you or a loved one may be experiencing COPD symptoms?

What do I do if I suspect I have COPD? 

The earlier you can get diagnosed, the better chance you’ve got of slowing the progression of the disease and having a better quality of life.”

What is COPD

Taking a spirometry test is the only way to truly diagnose COPD and determine an appropriate treatment regimen with your physician.

How do I live with COPD?

For anyone who is newly diagnosed, the best thing they can do – and it’s hard – is try to be positive about their outcomes... Do your research and talk to your doctor about ways you can manage your disease better.”

Living with COPD

One of the most important ways to manage your COPD is to connect with others going through same thing.  COPD360 is a fantastic resource to learn more and connect with others going through a similar experience.