Lung disease affects 1 in 5 Canadians. Take the quick questionnaires below to find out what your lungs might be telling you. Don’t ignore the symptoms!

Take the Canadian Lung Health Questionnaire

It may be tempting to overlook things like a nagging cough or slight wheeze, but they can be early warning signs of lung disease. Let’s take a few minutes to check out how healthy your lungs really are. Answer these nine simple questions to find out the state of your respiration.

If you, your child, or another family member answers YES to ANY of the following questions, contact a healthcare provider.

Do you:

  1. Currently smoke?
  2. Cough regularly, with or without mucous?
  3. Cough up blood?
  4. Feel short of breath at rest, during physical activity or sport (compared to others at a similar age and fitness level)?
  5. Wheeze (a whistling sound in chest) or get chest tightness or chest pain?
  6. Have any of these symptoms at work or school:
    • Cough
    • Wheeze
    • Chest pain
    • Shortness of breath
  7. Wake up in the night with any of these symptoms:
    1. Cough
    2. Wheeze
    3. Chest Pain
    4. Shortness of breath
  8. Get frequent colds that last longer than those of other people? Do your child’s colds last longer than other children’s?
  9. Snore loudly or have pauses in your breathing during sleep? Tired after a normal night’s sleep or sleepy during the day?

This Canadian Lung Health questionnaire is for information purposes only. It should not replace a complete medical examination by a doctor. If you think you may have a lung illness or are worried about your health, please see your doctor.

Learn more! If you have a lung disease, your treatment options will be determined by your doctors, specialists, and healthcare providers. 

Learning how to manage your lung disease is the first step and it is much easier with a team.