People with asthma have sensitive airways which react to triggers that set off their asthma.
Acute bronchitis is the sudden onset of inflammation in the major airways (bronchial tubes) of the lungs.
Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is a genetic (inherited) condition that may result in chronic lung and/or liver disease.
The “common cold” is a viral infection. In more than two thirds of people, the germ responsible is a small virus called rhinovirus.
Influenza is an infection caused by a virus. It is spread from person to person by tiny drops produced during a cough or sneeze and by hand to hand contact.
Interstitial lung diseases (ILD) are a group of rare lung conditions that cause chronic breathlessness.
Mesothelioma is a cancer typically related to exposure to asbestos that affects the mesothelium, a thin tissue membrane that covers internal organs of the body.
The bacteria causing NTM lung infection is usually slow growing and the condition is difficult to diagnose, even for experienced doctors.
People who suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) reduce or stop their breathing for short periods while sleeping. This can happen many times during the night.
Pleurisy is inflammation of membranes around the lung and chest wall commonly caused by upper respiratory tract infections.
Pneumonia is a common and potentially fatal lung infection caused by viruses, bacteria or fungi.
Sarcoidosis is the name given to a condition in which small nodules or “sarcoid granulomas” appear in the body’s tissues.
Silica, often referred to as quartz, is a very common mineral. Exposure to silica can cause damage to the lung, which is called silicosis.
Tuberculosis or TB is an illness caused by a germ called “Mycobacterium tuberculosis”.