Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a grouping of lung diseases that include emphysema, chronic bronchitis and chronic asthma. This disease does not have a cure. However, your local doctor or clinic nurse can help you manage COPD—helping you stay out of hospital and improving your quality of life.
Asthma is a long-term lung condition. While 1 in 9 people have been diagnosed with asthma in Australia, the majority of those that suffer from the condition do not manage it correctly. This is particularly the case for asthmatics when using their inhalers. This overview will provide you with the information you will need to understand the basics of asthma and how you can better manage your condition.
Do you, or does a family member suffer from a Chronic Condition? Some chronic conditions can be debilitating and painful, whilst others can go unnoticed for lengthy periods of time. Regardless of what chronic condition you suffer from, or even if you don't suffer from one, there are options out there to help you increase your general health and prevent them from developing further.
Spring has arrived! And with it comes sunshine, warmer weather and longer days; all the things we enjoy at this time of the year. But for those with allergies, the next few months will perhaps be the worst. Are you, or is a member of your family a sufferer from hay fever? Read more about how you can combat the symptoms of hay fever this Spring!