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Lung diseases

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Lung diseases can make breathing in and out difficult. They are common and vary in severity.

Common respiratory lung diseases are asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and emphysema. Infections such as pneumonia make breathing difficult, and lung cancers, sarcoidosis and pulmonary fibrosis are all serious illnesses. Follow the links below to find trusted information about lung diseases.

Last reviewed: February 2014

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) information | myVMC

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung condition that improves with exercise, quitting smoking and inhaled medicines like oxygen therapy.

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) | myVMC

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease of the lung

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Inhaler devices for respiratory medicines | Consumer Info | Medical Info | NPS MedicineWise

Learn more about inhaler options for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) & asthma.

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Atrovent Autohaler/Atrovent Forte | myVMC

Atrovent Autohaler/Atrovent Forte is used to treat severe asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It contains ipratropium bromide.

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Better Living with COPD A Patient Guide | Lung Foundation Australia

Better Living with COPD: A Patient Guide (Third Edition) has been developed to support people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease to better understand their condition and the steps they can take to better manage COPD. While it has been developed for the person with COPD, families and carers will also find it

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How to use Ellipta - National Asthma Council Australia

Using your inhaler properly is important when you have asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).This short clip shows you how to use an&nb

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How to use HandiHaler - National Asthma Council Australia

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Rare lung disease | Lung Foundation Australia

Rare lung disease Approximately 7,000 rare diseases have been identified worldwide

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Rare Lung Disease in Children | Lung Foundation Australia

Rare Lung Disease in Children What is the Young Lungs Program The Young Lungs Program is an initiative sponsored by Lung Foundation Australia where national experts team up with key stakeholders around the country to: Advocate for children with rare lung diseases including interstitial and diffuse lung disease Promote the development of support platform(s) for families of children with rare lung diseases Provide a framework for training and peer support for doctors and health care professionals who look after children with rare lung diseases Promote the advancement of research for improving the lives of children with rare lung diseases Who is in the Young Lungs team Prof Adam Jaffe (Chair), Sydney Childrens Hospital Childrens Hospital A/Prof Sarath Ranganathan, Murdoch Childrens Research InstituteMelbourne Dr Andre Schultz, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, University of Western Australia Michael Doumit,Sydney Childrens Hospital Natalie Smith,Queensland Childrens Medical Research Institute Dr Andrew Tai,South Australia What is childrens interstitial/diffuse lung disease? Interstitial and diffuse lung disease in infancy and childhood is a rare group of diseasesthat can have a huge impact on children, their families, and the health care system

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Interstitial/Rare Lung Diseases | Lung Foundation Australia

Interstitial lung diseases (ILD) are a group of rare lung conditions that cause chronic breathlessness. The problem usually develops over the age of 50 years, and can affect both men and women, and also children. Generally the causes of these diseases are unknown. Only very rarely are ILDs inherited. They are not

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