November 16 marks World COPD Day
The British Lung Foundation (BLF) is raising awareness about a life-limiting lung condition today, with November 16th marking World COPD day.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is thought to affect one-point-two million people worldwide - with around 115,000 people diagnosed with the condition each year.
It's predominantly a smoking-related illness but non-smokers do still suffer.
Dr Steven Spiro says those battling COPD on the Isle of Man shouldn't have to travel across for treatment.
To find out how to test for symptoms or learn more visit blf.org.uk/copd