COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a term for lung conditions such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis and chronic asthma.
Chest infections are common in people of all ages and may occur with a cold or the flu. Learn more about chest infection causes, symptoms and treatments.
Colds and flu (influenza)
Trusted information on the common cold and flu (influenza) including their differences, causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments, plus current flu activity levels in Australia.
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.
During a bronchoscopy, a doctor views your airways and lungs. By inserting a tube attached to a camera, they aim to diagnose or treat a condition.
Trusted information on lung diseases, plus links to trusted resources.
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.
Find out about the blood tests, chest x-rays, and lung function tests that are used to diagnose emphysema.
Links to trusted information about emphysema.