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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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What causes emphysema?

Trusted information about what causes emphysema.

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What causes breathing problems?

Information on the most common causes of breathing problems and other causes of feeling short of breath, with links to trusted resources.

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Beta blockers

Beta blockers are medicines that treat high blood pressure. However they can also pose other health risks for those who are taking other medications. Find out more about the risks of using beta blockers.

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Emphysema

Links to trusted information about emphysema.

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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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What causes pneumonia?

Pneumonia is caused by an infection of the lung. Most infections are due either to bacteria or viruses.

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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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Pneumothorax

Pneumothorax (also known as collapsed lung) is a reasonably common condition that occurs when air leaks into the space between the lung and chest wall. Find out more about the causes and treatments of pneumothorax.

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