Health Information by category Chest / Lung

There are many conditions that affect the lungs and airways, from simple coughs and colds to more complex, life-long conditions like asthma and cystic fibrosis. This section has information on all of them. If you want to know “Are my symptoms just a cold, or is it more serious?” or “How do I look after my asthma?” you will find helpful information here in our doctor-authored leaflets. We will answer questions about usual investigations such as “What is spirometry?” and also treatments, like “Which inhalers do I need for COPD?”.

Acute BronchitisAlpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
Asbestos-related DiseasesAsthma
Asthma - Peak Flow DiaryAsthma - Peak Flow Meter
Asthma - Picture SummaryBornholm Disease
Breathlessness/Breathing DifficultiesBronchiectasis
BronchiolitisBronchoscopy
Chest InfectionChest Pain
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseCommon Cold (and Other Upper Respiratory Tract Infections)
Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid MalformationControlled Breathing (Pursed Lips Breathing)
CostochondritisCough
Cough Caused by a VirusCough Medicines
Coughing up Blood (Haemoptysis)Coughs and Colds in Children
CroupCystic Fibrosis
Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Needle AspirationGranulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener's Granulomatosis)
Hiccups (Hiccoughs)Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Inhalers for Asthma (including Inhaled Steroids)Inhalers for COPD (including Inhaled Steroids)
Legionnaires' DiseaseLung Cancer
MediastinoscopyMesothelioma
MucolyticsObstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome
Oral BronchodilatorsOral Steroids
Pleural EffusionPleurisy
Pneumococcal ImmunisationPneumonia
PneumothoraxPulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary OedemaSarcoidosis
SARS (including the MERS Virus)Spirometry
Sweat TestThe Lungs and Respiratory Tract
TuberculosisVideo-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery
WheezeWhy Wasn't I Prescribed Antibiotics?