Factsheets

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

Living an active life with COPD

Living an active life with COPD

Keeping active when you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) can be challenging as breathing takes much more energy and effort than normal. This factsheet is designed for people with…

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Living well with COPD
Air travel when you have a lung condition
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency

Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency

Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency is a genetic condition which increases the risk of lung and/or liver diseases. People with AAT deficiency have low levels of AAT protein in their blood…

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…

Healthy-Lungs-during-COVID-19

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

COVID-19 Factsheet
Exercise and air quality: 10 top tips
Health-related quality of life
Indoor air pollution and the lungs
Mental wellbeing and lung health
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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