Your respiratory system brings oxygen into your body and helps to remove carbon dioxide. Learn more about how it functions and related conditions.
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.
Learn all about lung conditions and diseases, such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, whooping cough and more.
A laryngoscopy is usually a safe and effective way of finding out if there is a problem with your larynx.
A tonsillectomy is surgery to remove the tonsils. It is a safe procedure and is performed under general anaesthetic.
A deviated septum is a condition in which the nasal septum is significantly crooked, making breathing difficult. Find out about symptoms and treatment options.
Pulmonary fibrosis is a lung disease where the tissue around the air sacs in the lungs becomes damaged, thickened and scarred. The condition leads to problems with breathing. Find out more.
Bronchiectasis damages the airways in the lungs, causing them to permanently widen. Early diagnosis and treatment are vital to prevent further damage.
Objects in the nose
An object in nose can go unnoticed until symptoms begin to develop. Such as pain, redness or swelling. If you think think your child may have an object in the nose you should take them to a doctor.
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).