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Search results for: "chronic obstructive pulmonary disease"

COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for certain long-term lung conditions including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and chronic asthma.

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Emphysema and COPD statistics

Emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a significant impact on Australians. See some trusted statistics and learn more here.

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Obstructive lung diseases

People with obstructive lung disease, such as COPD, asthma or CF, experience shortness of breath. Learn more about obstructive lung diseases.

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Emphysema

Emphysema is a progressive lung disease usually caused by cigarette smoking. It causes shortness of breath and coughing.

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Management of chronic conditions

A chronic condition is an illness that lasts a long time - 6 months or more. Learn to manage a chronic condition, including types of support that are available.

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Pulmonary hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension is a condition caused by changes to the arteries in your lungs that can damage your heart. Read more here about the causes, symptoms and treatment of pulmonary hypertension.

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Lung diseases

Trusted information on lung diseases, plus links to trusted resources.

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Cough

Most coughs are caused by viruses which inflame the throat, windpipe or lungs. Here are some tips to relieve the symptoms.

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Breathing problems

Breathing problems can come on slowly or quickly, and can be just annoying, or can be very serious. Learn about causes, symptoms, treatments and self-care.

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Chest infection

Common in people of all ages, chest infections can occur alongside a cold or the flu. Discover more about the causes, symptoms and treatment options for chest infections.

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