Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a term used for some long-term lung conditions, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Emphysema is a progressive lung disease often due to smoking, causing shortness of breath and coughing. Read about symptoms and treatments.
Find out all about pulmonary hypertension, a condition caused by changes to the arteries in your lungs that can damage your heart.
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.
Your respiratory system brings oxygen into your body and helps to remove carbon dioxide. Learn more about how it functions, how to keep it healthy, and related conditions.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ health
Learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, including Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and Closing the Gap.
A pneumothorax is when air leaks into the space between your lung and chest wall. Read about symptoms and treatment of pneumothorax (collapsed lung).
Long-term illness and finances
After being diagnosed with a long-term illness, it's important to think about the cost of treatment and support, travel and accommodation costs and childcare. Learn more here.
Management of chronic conditions
A chronic condition is an illness that lasts 6 months or more. Learn to manage a chronic condition, including types of support that are available.
Shortness of breath
Shortness of breath is when you feel like you can’t get enough air into your lungs. Find out what to do if you have difficulty breathing.