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 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
Inhaler technique videos and fact sheets
Pulmonary Rehabilitation(for patients)
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Toolkit(for health professionals)
Non-tuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) disease
Mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung disease
Interstitial lung disease
Rare lung diseases
Pulmonary arterial hypertension
Obstructive sleep apnoea and sleep-disordered breathing
Obesity Australia information sheets