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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 or COPD is an irreversible degenerative lung condition which obstructs airflow. It is a leading cause of death.

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How to use Ellipta - National Asthma Council Australia

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease | National Centre for Farmer Health

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and respiratory illness is a major cause of death in Australia and is more common in farming communities. Read more...

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COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) medicines | NPS MedicineWise

Medicines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) fall into 2 categories. Learn about reliever medicines & maintenance medicines for COPD.

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Childhood Interstitial Lung Disease| Lung Foundation Australia

chILD is a broad name for a group of rare lung diseases that can affect infants, children and adolescents.

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Coal worker's pneumoconiosis (CWP lung disease) information | myVMC

Coal worker's pneumoconiosis (CWP) is a lung disease affecting miners, much like asbestosis. It is caused by inhalation of microscopic dust particles.

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Chronic neonatal lung disease | Sydney Children's Hospitals Network

What is chronic neonatal lung disease? Chronic neonatal lung disease (CNLD) is a general term for persisting respiratory problems in premature babies

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Lung disease and exercise | Lung Foundation Australia

Research has shown that exercising is highly beneficial for people living with a chronic lung disease.

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Silicosis (lung disease) information | myVMC

Silicosis is a lung disorder caused by inhaling silica dust. Silica dust scars the lung tissue, causing inflammation.

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