Whether you are living with a lung disease, caring for someone who is sick, or simply wish to understand how you can take better care of your lungs, we are here to help. Lung disease is any problem in the lungs that prevents the lungs from working properly. Anyone can get lung disease. It affects men, women, children, smokers, ex-smokers and never smokers, all of whom are equally worthy of care and support.
There are ways you can reduce your risk of lung disease or, for those already living with a lung disease, maintain the best quality of life available to you.
While anyone can get lung disease, your risk can be increased by a number of factors, including age, or if you:
Symptoms of lung disease tend to creep up slowly and people often put the symptoms down to aging or lack of fitness. This leads to many automatically adjusting their daily activities to accommodate or reduce their symptoms rather than getting help. Knowing the early warning signs of lung disease can help you receive treatment before the disease becomes serious or even life threatening. If anyone experience any of the following warning signs, make an appointment with your healthcare provider as soon as possible.
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