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Respiratory conditions

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Department of Health | Chronic respiratory conditions - including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Chronic respiratory conditions, of which asthma and COPD are most common, are thought to affect more than a quarter of the general population of Australia.

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An overview of asthma: Causes, symptoms, medications, support | myVMC

Asthma is a common respiratory condition often caused by allergies. There are many risk factors, tests for diagnosing and medications for treating asthma.

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Lungs and respiratory

Find health conditions articles related to lungs and respiratory.

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Farmers lung | National Centre for Farmers Health

Farmers lung is a serious respiratory condition also known as hypersensitivity pneumonitis. It affects people whose immune system is sensitive to fungal spores. Read more...

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Smoke hazard from bushfires

Exposure to smoke from fires can worsen asthma and other respiratory conditions, cause coughing and shortness of breath and irritate the eyes, nose and throat.

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Health alert: reminder to look after your health during dust storms | Health

Canberrans with asthma and other pre-existing respiratory conditions are being advised that unsettled conditions forecast over the next two days, including a potential dust storm, could exacerbate their conditions.

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Chest infections - Better Health Channel

A chest infection affects your lungs, either in the larger airways (bronchitis) or in the smaller air sacs (pneumonia).

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Asthma in children - Better Health Channel

Understanding asthma triggers for your child can help to reduce the risk of an asthma attack

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What is Asthma - Asthma Australia

What is Asthma Asthma is a long-term lung condition of the airways

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Avoiding asthma triggers - Better Health Channel

Asthma triggers are substances, conditions or activities that lead to symptoms of asthma.

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