Asthma is a long term disease (chronic) of the tubes that carry air into and out of our lungs (airways).
You could have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a chronic lung disease that often goes undiagnosed. Smokers or ex-smokers over 40 are at highest risk.
Approximately 1 in 25 Canadians is a carrier of the defective gene with approximately 1 in 3600 live births diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.
Respiratory Health provides multidisciplinary care for adult outpatients and inpatients who have lung diseases.