Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for certain long-term lung conditions including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and chronic asthma.
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.
Trusted information about the treatment of emphysema, including exercise, diet, medicines and advice on quitting smoking.
Obstructive lung diseases
People with obstructive lung disease, such as COPD, asthma or CF, experience shortness of breath. Learn more about obstructive lung diseases.
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.
What causes emphysema?
Trusted information about what causes emphysema.
Links to trusted information about emphysema.
Trusted information about emphysema symptoms.
Find out about the blood tests, chest x-rays, and lung function tests that are used to diagnose emphysema.
Trusted information on lung diseases, plus links to trusted resources.