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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: November 2018

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The common cold | Lung Foundation Australia

The “common cold” is a viral infection. In more than two thirds of people, the germ responsible is a small virus called rhinovirus.

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NonTuberculous Mycobacteria (NTM) | Lung Foundation Australia

Nontuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM) is a chronic lung disease that can make patients very ill and damage their lungs.

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Influenza | Lung Foundation Australia

Influenza is an infection caused by a virus. It is spread from person to person by tiny drops produced during a cough or sneeze and by hand to hand contact.

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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis | Lung Foundation Australia

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a type of rare lung disease that causes the tissue around the air sacs (alveoli) within the lungs to become thickened and scarred – this is called fibrosis.

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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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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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What is Silica? | Lung Foundation

Silica is found in many materials common on construction sites, including soil, sand, concrete, masonry, rock, granite, and landscaping materials.

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Acute Bronchitis

Acute bronchitis is the sudden onset of inflammation in the major airways (bronchial tubes) of the lungs.

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Pneumonia | Lung Foundation Australia

Pneumonia can affect anyone. Symptoms of pneumonia, like chest pain, cough, fatigue and difficulty breathing, can require hospitalisation.

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COPD Overview| Lung Foundation Australia

Being told you or someone you love has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease can be a very overwhelming and frightening experience.

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