Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for certain long-term lung conditions including emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Emphysema is a progressive lung disease usually caused by cigarette smoking. It causes shortness of breath and coughing. Read more about emphysema symptoms, causes and treatments.
Breathing problems can come on slowly or quickly, and can be just annoying, or can be very serious.
Pneumothorax (known as collapsed lung) is a reasonably common condition that occurs when air leaks into the space between the lung and chest wall.
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.
Beta blockers are medicines used to treat some heart conditions. Learn about potential risks, benefits and how they work.
Do face masks protect you from bushfire smoke?
Face masks won’t necessarily protect you from the poor air quality being caused by Australian bushfire smoke. Here's why, and what you can do to protect yourself.
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.
Haemoptysis (coughing up blood)
Haemoptysis (hemoptysis) is when you cough up blood from the lungs or bronchial tubes. Learn about the causes and when to seek emergency medical help.
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.