Lung & Respiratory Conditions

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Bronchiolitis- causes, symptoms & treatment

Bronchiolitis- causes, symptoms & treatment causes symptoms diagnosis treatment What is Bronchiolitis? Bronchiolitis is an infection of the small airways (bronchioles) in the lungs of young children It is nearly always caused by a virus It usually affects babies under the age of 12 months and is most [...]

Think smoking one a day is ok? Think again.

Does cutting down make a difference? “Yeah, I still smoke, but I’ve cut right back, I’m down to one or two a day” These are words doctors often hear when they ask people about their smoking habits, and while it may mean things are moving in the right direction, how much of an impact [...]

Whooping cough- why it’s dangerous and who should be vaccinated

Whooping cough- why it's serious and who should be vaccinated symptoms spread treatment vaccine What is whooping cough? Whooping cough is a highly contagious lung infection caused by the bacteria Bordetella Pertussis. It is common, and can have serious complications, particularly in smaller babies for whom it can [...]

What is Lupus?

What is Lupus and what are the symptoms? Cause Symptoms Tests Treatment What is Lupus? Selena Gomez has had a kidney transplant because of it. It’s often mentioned on medical TV dramas. It provokes interest because it can cause a huge number of symptoms, and it can be [...]

Do I have Asthma? How is it diagnosed & treated?

Do I have Asthma? How is it diagnosed? symptoms diagnosis treatment What is asthma? The airways (tubes) that take air from your throat to your lungs are surrounded by tiny muscles. These muscles are involuntary - you have no control over them. When they contract (squeeze), the airways become [...]

Thunderstorm Asthma- why it happens and how to prepare yourself

Thunderstorm Asthma- learning from the past & preparing for next time What Happened in Melbourne back in November 2016? 9 people lost their lives, hundreds of people were hospitalised and thousands of people were affected by breathing problems due to thunderstorm asthma. Medical services were overwhelmed by an unexpected surge in sudden-onset attacks of [...]