Posts made in October, 2013

GB2 C.O.P.D. TO BRING AWARENESS TO THIS COMPLAINT,

Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is the name used to describe a number of conditions, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, where people have difficulty breathing because of long-term damage to their lungs. In the past, these conditions may have been called chronic obstructive airways disease, chronic obstructive lung disease, and in some cases wrongly called chronic asthma. Everyone who has chronic bronchitis and emphysema has COPD, and many people will have a mixture of both. COPD leads to damaged airways in the lungs, causing them to become narrower and making it harder for air to get in and out of the lungs. The word ‘chronic’ means that the problem is long-term. Definitions: Chronic bronchitis: bronchitis means ‘inflammation of the bronchi’. These are the tubes or airways which carry oxygen from the air through the lungs. This inflammation increases mucus production in the airways, producing phlegm which makes you cough. Emphysema: this is where the alveoli (air sacs) in the lungs lose their elasticity. This reduces the support of the airways, causing them to narrow. It also means the lungs are not as good at getting oxygen into the body, so you may have to breathe harder. This can result in shortness of breath. The changes that occur in your lungs when you have COPD may vary depending upon the exact nature of your disease. But the final result is obstruction (blockage) of the airways (the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs). Obstruction happens in the airways themselves, due to inflammation and too much mucus or phlegm. Damage can also happen to the small airways and air sacs in your lungs. This leads to the lungs losing their stretchiness. This loss results in a lack of support for the airways, which can collapse, trapping air in the lungs when you breathe out. COPD can affect every aspect of day-to-day life. You will probably have to make a number of changes to your lifestyle. There are some things you should cut out and some things you should take up. These pages explain the symptoms of COPD, how doctors go about diagnosing it and how it can be treated. There is also advice on how to manage your COPD, so that you can continue to lead a full and active life. COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is the name used to describe a number of conditions, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, where people have difficulty breathing because of long-term damage to their lungs. In the past, these conditions may have been called chronic obstructive airways disease, chronic obstructive lung disease, and in some cases wrongly called chronic asthma. Everyone who has chronic bronchitis and emphysema has COPD, and many people will have a mixture of both. COPD leads to damaged airways in the lungs, causing them to become narrower and making it harder for air to get in and out of the lungs. The word ‘chronic’ means that the problem is long-term. Definitions: Chronic bronchitis: bronchitis means ‘inflammation of the bronchi’. These are the tubes or airways which carry oxygen from the air through the lungs. This inflammation increases mucus production in the airways, producing phlegm which makes you cough. Emphysema: this is where the alveoli (air sacs) in the lungs lose their elasticity. This reduces the support of the airways, causing them to narrow. It also means the lungs are not as good at getting oxygen into the body, so you may have to breathe harder. This can result in shortness of breath. The changes that occur in your lungs when...

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GB0GDS JOTA 2013

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

A new page has been added to Regional news about BYLARA members helping out with GB0GDS JOTA 2013 radio station.

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JOTA STATION GB0GDS.

Posted by on Oct 16, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Eunice (MM3UVL), Kai (MM1AUF) & Stephanie (MM3YGE from Region 47 (Inverclyde, Scotland) will be helping out with the Scout Jamboree on the Air this weekend 19th/20th October on behalf of Greenock & District Scouts.  Special event call sign is GB0GDS and will be active on 2m, 20m & 40m during the weekend

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10th anniversary meeting of Sylra 2013

Posted by on Oct 3, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Regional News from Christine GM4YMM

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A new page has been published under Regional News from Christine (GM4YMM) about her & Ken’s (GM0AXY) adventures in Scandinavia.  A fascinating adventure from Scandinavia.

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