I have COPD and manage it quite well with the help of my doctor and consultant- no chest infection since January 2014 when I also managed to get Swine Flu so it was a very stressful and serious 3 months for us.
My wife now likes to take me to warmer climates usually Spain approx. 4 times a year and she is sure that by doing this it helps my condition by being away from the cold and damp air for 2 or sometimes 3 weeks at a time.
I always have S.A at the airport as I cant manage the steps but my reason for writing on here is to ask if other members have a problem going through duty free to reach the departure lounge. We fly from Bristol Airport and by the time I finish the 8 minute walk through all the perfumes etc I have great difficulty breathing and I find it quite stressful.