Factsheets

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

Allergic rhinitis or ‘hayfever’

Allergic rhinitis or ‘hayfever’

Allergic rhinitis is a disease in which the mucous membranes of the nose are swollen and irritated. This is caused by an allergy to grass or tree pollen, house dust…

Asthma and pregnancy

Asthma and pregnancy

Asthma is one of the most common conditions that co-exists with pregnancy. As well as asthma affecting your pregnancy, your pregnancy can also have an impact on your asthma symptoms.…

Asthma in elite athletes

Asthma in elite athletes

This factsheet attempts to explain the increased occurrence of asthma and bronchial hyperresponsiveness among elite athletes, and give information about recommended treatment and testing regulations

Difficult-to-treat and severe asthma
Air travel when you have a lung condition
Bronchoscopy

Bronchoscopy

Bronchoscopy is a procedure that allows a doctor to examine your windpipe, airways and lungs. This factsheet explains what the procedure involves, why it is used and two case studies…

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

COVID-19 Factsheet
Diagnosing adult asthma: understanding the professional guideline

Diagnosing adult asthma: understanding the professional guideline

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Dirty air and your lungs

Exercise and air quality: 10 top tips
Health-related quality of life
Indoor air pollution and the lungs
Mental wellbeing and lung health
Mould, damp and the lungs
Outdoor air pollution and the lungs

Outdoor air pollution and the lungs

The average adult breathes over 15 cubic metres of air every day. Although pollutants in the air are often invisible, they can have serious effects on our health, including the…

Patient and public involvement

Patient and public involvement

As a patient or relative or carer, you have a unique perspective on the impact of a medical condition on life, work and family. This experience is invaluable to healthcare…

Pulmonary rehabilitation in adults
Quitting smoking: the benefits – Infographic

Quitting smoking: the benefits – Infographic

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Smoking and the lungs

Smoking and the lungs

Smoking when you have a lung condition
Testing your lungs: spirometry
Work-related lung conditions

Work-related lung conditions

The term, ‘work-related lung conditions’ refers to conditions that have been caused or made worse by the materials you come into contact with at work. This factsheet will look at…

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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