Complete the Lung Health Checklist
Learn the signs
Symptoms of lung disease and lung cancer tend to creep up slowly and people often put them down to ageing or lack of fitness. This leads to many automatically adjusting their daily activities to accommodate or reduce their symptoms rather than getting help. But a persistent cough, breathlessness and fatigue can be serious.
Knowing the early warning signs of lung disease can help you get a diagnosis and receive treatment before the disease becomes serious or even life-threatening. Take 2 minutes to learn the symptoms through our lung health checklist.
Know the symptoms
What is a cough?
When should I see a doctor?
Coughing becomes a problem when it is unexplained and persistent (for more than three weeks) or when it is accompanied by other symptoms such as breathlessness or results in complications such as pain, fatigue and trouble sleeping. Coughing may indicate the presence of an underlying medical condition. For some people there can be an underlying serious lung disease present, such as lung cancer. It’s important to see your GP to find out why you may be coughing.
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Tips to look after your lungs
Every part of your body needs oxygen from the air you breathe to survive. The delicate structure of the lungs is beautifully adapted to carry out the complex business of breathing and transferring oxygen to the rest of the body. At the same time, the lungs help protect the body from outside attack.
Most of the time we are not even aware that our lungs are working, but they can be damaged in many ways and become less efficient at taking oxygen from the air and getting rid of waste carbon dioxide.
Reduce the risk
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