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Emphysema is a progressive lung disease usually caused by cigarette smoking. It causes shortness of breath and coughing. Read more about emphysema symptoms, causes and treatments.
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) is a common, inherited genetic condition that can cause chronic lung and liver disease. Treatment can slow down the progress of the disease. Learn more here.
Learn all about lung conditions and diseases, such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, whooping cough and more.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for certain long-term lung conditions including emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Silicosis is a lung disease caused by inhaling unsafe levels of silica dust, usually over a period of many years. Find out how to minimise the risk.
A thoracoscopy is usually a safe and effective way of finding out if there is a problem in the space between your lungs and ribcage.
Surgery for rectal cancer
Removing the cancer by surgery gives you the best chance of being free of rectal cancer.
Colon resection for colon cancer
Removing the cancer by surgery gives you the best chance of being free of colon cancer.
Reversal of Hartmann's Procedure
Reversal of Hartmann’s procedure will allow you to open your bowels in the normal way. You will no longer need a stoma bag.
Abdominal Surgery for Crohn's disease
Crohn’s disease causes inflammation of your bowel. Surgery is usually recommended if medication fails to improve your symptoms.