Factsheets

Read our factsheets about a variety of lung conditions and topics linked to lung health such as, quitting smoking, exercise, and vaccination.

Bird flu

Bird flu

Bird flu (avian influenza) has been an important topic in the news since it was first seen in humans. Although there have been lots of reports about the illness, do…

COVID-19-Easy-read-factsheet_website

COVID-19 – Easy read factsheet

Healthy Lungs during COVID-19

COVID-19 – Healthy Lungs during COVID-19 – Infographic

COVID-19 – Information for family/friends of those admitted to hospital with COVID-19
COVID-19 – Information for patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19

COVID-19 – Information for patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19

COVID-19 can cause minor to serious illness. You have been admitted to hospital with COVID-19 so that we can monitor your breathing. Your breathing may need to be supported with…

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COVID-19 – Managing breathlessness at home during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 – Managing breathlessness at home during the COVID-19 pandemic

Many conditions, such as heart or lung diseases, cause breathlessness. Breathlessness can be very frightening and distressing, even in milder cases. Breathlessness may be made worse by fears about the…

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COVID-19 Factsheet
Pneumonia

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is caused by an infection in the lungs. The infection affects the air sacs in the lungs rather than the tubes that carry air to and from the lungs.…

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Air travel when you have a lung condition
Health-related quality of life
Mental wellbeing and lung health
Mould, damp and the lungs
Patient and public involvement
Preterm birth and the lungs

Preterm birth and the lungs

In recent years, the number of children surviving premature birth has grown. This means that there is potential to be an increase in the number of children and adults in…

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Quitting smoking: the benefits – Infographic
Smoking and the lungs
Smoking when you have a lung condition
Telemedicine

Telemedicine

Telemedicine, also known as telehealth, telecare or e-health, is a new approach to healthcare, which uses technology to help you, as a patient, to manage your own condition from home

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Testing your lungs: spirometry
Your lungs and exercise

Your lungs and exercise

Regular physical activity and exercise improves quality of life, whether you are healthy or you have a lung condition. Many people associate keeping fit with maintaining a healthy heart, losing…

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