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Lung Foundation Australia

Lung Foundation Australia is a national organisation which was established in 1990 to provide support to people who have a lung disease and to ensure lung health is a priority for all in Australia.

This includes helping those living with lung disease and their carers; bringing together the leaders in respiratory medicine within Australia; and generating awareness about the importance of positive lung health within the community.

Lung Foundation Australia's objectives are to:

  • promote the importance of lung health to the community and provide information on how to maintain healthy lungs
  • provide clinical guidance in the evidence based management of lung disease
  • support early diagnosis of lung disease as an important first step towards improved outcomes for patients
  • provide support to those affected by lung disease – both patients and carers
  • improve equitable access to evidence based care
  • support quality research.

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Last reviewed: June 2018

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Quality of life through patient support

We all need support to help us cope with difficult situations during certain stages of our lives.

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Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is the medical term for a unique disease process which takes place in the small blood vessels in the lungs (the “pulmonary arteries and arterioles”).

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Tuberculosis or TB is an illness caused by a germ called “Mycobacterium tuberculosis”. The lung is most commonly infected. However, the germ may occasionally spread from the lung to infect the lymph glands, bones and joints, kidneys and many other parts of the body.

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Each lung is wrapped in a thin membrane called the visceral pleura. The chest wall is similarly lined (parietal pleura). These two membranes touch and slide across each other while we breathe, lubricated by a slick of fluid.

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Lung Transplantation

Lung transplantation is an accepted therapy which offers the promise of improved survival and quality of life to selected people with life threatening lung diseases.

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What is obstructive sleep apnoea?

People who suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) reduce or stop their breathing for short periods while sleeping. This can happen many times during the night.

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Exercise and Lung Disease

People who have chronic lung conditions are often less active and can lose their fitness and muscle strength. By exercising regularly, a person’s fitness and muscle strength can be maintained or improved.

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Lung Foundation Australia

Better living with your lung disease You are not alone. Services are available to help you live well with your lung disease

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What is pulmonary rehabilitation?

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a comprehensive program for people with a chronic lung disease who have symptoms of breathlessness and a decreased ability to perform the activities of daily life. Programs are individually tailored and designed to optimise physical and social wellbeing.

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Fitness to Fly

More than four billion people travel by air each year and frequently, the question is asked, “Am I fit to fly?” Many patients living with lung disease have an increasing yearn to travel and this article will help you to understand the possible risks of air travel.

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