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 BronchitisAcute Exacerbations (Flare-ups) of COPD
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin DeficiencyArterial Blood Gases
Asbestos-related DiseasesAspiration Pneumonia
AsthmaAsthma - Peak Flow Diary
Asthma - Peak Flow MeterBornholm Disease
Breathlessness and Breathing Difficulties (Dyspnoea)Bronchiectasis
Cancer of the LungChest Infection
Chest PainChildren with Breathing Difficulties
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseChronic Persistent Cough in Adults
Common Cold (Upper Respiratory Tract Infections)Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation
Controlled Breathing (Pursed Lips Breathing)Costochondritis
CoughCough Caused by a Virus
Cough MedicinesCoughing up Blood (Haemoptysis)
Coughs and Colds in ChildrenCroup
Cystic FibrosisEndobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration
Fungal Lung InfectionsGranulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener's Granulomatosis)
Hiccups (Hiccoughs)Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
Inhalers for Asthma (including Inhaled Steroids)Inhalers for COPD (including Inhaled Steroids)
Legionnaires' DiseaseMediastinoscopy
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea SyndromeOral Bronchodilators
Oral SteroidsPleural Effusion
PleurisyPneumococcal Immunisation
Pulmonary EmbolismPulmonary Oedema
Respiratory FailureSarcoidosis
SARS (including the MERS Virus)Spirometry
Sweat TestThe Lungs and Respiratory Tract
TuberculosisUse of Oxygen Therapy in COPD
Video-assisted Thoracoscopic SurgeryWheeze