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Respiratory system

Your respiratory system brings oxygen into your body and helps to remove carbon dioxide. Learn more about how it functions and related conditions.

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Nose and throat

The nose and throat are part of the respiratory system, responsible for your sense of smell and swallowing. Learn about their functions and what can go wrong.

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Lung conditions

Learn all about lung conditions and diseases, such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, whooping cough and more.

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Laryngoscopy

A laryngoscopy is usually a safe and effective way of finding out if there is a problem with your larynx.

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Tonsillectomy

A tonsillectomy is surgery to remove the tonsils. It is a safe procedure and is performed under general anaesthetic.

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Deviated septum

A deviated septum is a condition in which the nasal septum is significantly crooked, making breathing difficult. Find out about symptoms and treatment options.

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Lung biopsy

A lung biopsy involves removing small pieces of abnormal lung tissue using a needle. The procedure is performed by a radiologist (doctor who specialises in x-rays and scans).

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Cystic fibrosis (CF)

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a disease affecting the lungs and digestive system. Treatments can improve the quality of life for people living with CF.

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Tonsil stones

Tonsil stones are small lumps of hardened material that form in the tonsils when debris builds up. Learn about 'tonsilloliths' symptoms and treatment.

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Adeno-tonsillectomy (child)

If left untreated, tonsillitis can cause complications. Surgery is the only dependable way to stop tonsillitis that keeps on coming back.

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