Useful Links

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE LUNGS AND LUNG HEALTH

Lung Foundation Australia is a great resource for both health care professionals and patients alike.  The Lung Health area provides useful information for patients about how the lungs work, the symptoms of lung disease, lung function testing and the impact of smoking and air pollutants.

 

SMOKING CESSATION

Smoking is strongly associated with lung disease but stopping can be incredibly difficult.  Here are some resources that may help:

Quitline13 78 48  – provides information and advice for those who want to stop smoking.

 

Quit Now is an excellent site that provides information about the importance of smoking cessation as well as a variety of quitting methods with practical tips and tools (including apps).

 

Quit Coach is a free online interactive website to help you stop smoking

 

DISEASE SPECIFIC LINKS

Asthma 

 

COPD

 

Bronchiectasis

 

Cystic fibrosis

 

Pneumonia

 

Tuberculosis

 

Non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) disease

 

Pulmonary embolism

 

Lung cancer

 

Mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung disease

 

Sarcoidosis

 

Interstitial lung disease

 

Rare lung diseases

 

Pulmonary arterial hypertension

 

Obstructive sleep apnoea and sleep-disordered breathing

 

PROCEDURES

Bronchoscopy

CT guided biopsy

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