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Respiratory conditions

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Lung function tests (including spirometry) information | myVMC

Lung function tests include spirometry, peak expiratory flow, lung volume and diffusion capacity. They are used to assess respiratory conditions.

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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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Cystic fibrosis causes, symptoms and treatment information | myVMC

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic respiratory condition that affects mucus in the lungs. It causes breathing problems, lung infections and other health problems.

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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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Bushfires and burnoffs - An Asthma Australia site

Children, the elderly and people with respiratory conditions including asthma, are the first to feel the effects of smoke and particle pollution and need to take extra care.

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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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Healthy in the heat - National Asthma Council Australia

If you have a respiratory condition such as asthma or hay fever, make sure you are well prepared when the summer temperatures hit their peak.

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Lungs and respiratory

Find health conditions articles related to lungs and respiratory.

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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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Emphysema

Emphysema is a condition where there is an over-inflation of structures in the lungs known as alveoli or air sacs.

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