Lung health information

Air pollution and your lungs leaflet - British Lung Foundation

Air pollution and your lungs

Air pollution can have a dangerous effect on your lungs. This leaflet explains the different types of air pollution, the health problems it can cause and what you can do when air pollution levels are high.

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Asthma leaflet - British Lung Foundation

Asthma

Asthma affects about 5 million people in the UK, making it the most common long-term disease affecting all age groups. Find out the causes, symptoms and treatments for asthma in this leaflet.

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Bronchiectasis leaflet - British Lung Foundation

Bronchiectasis

This leaflet explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of bronchiectasis.

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Bronchiolitis and your baby leaflet - British Lung Foundation

Bronchiolitis and your baby

Bronchiolitis is the inflammation and blockage of the tiniest airways in your baby’s lungs. This leaflet describes how to prevent bronchiolitis, symptoms to look out for and how to deliver treatment to your baby.

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) leaflet - British Lung Foundation

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

COPD is a condition where your airways become inflamed and the air sacs in your lungs are damaged. This leaflet describes the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of COPD.

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Coping with the final stages of chronic lung disease booklet from the British Lung Foundation

Coping with the final stages of chronic lung disease

This booklet is for people in the final stages of a long-term lung condition, their carers and their family. It will help you understand what to expect in the final stages of life, and aims to answer some of the emotional, spiritual, physical or practical questions you may have.

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Going home from hospital booklet from the British Lung Foundation

Going home from hospital

This booklet is for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), their friends, families and carers. If you have an exacerbation of COPD, also called a flare-up, you might need to be admitted to hospital. This booklet contains a 10-point guide of things to think about when you are discharged, to make sure you are ready to go home and help you avoid going back into hospital in the future.

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Going on holiday with a lung condition booklet from the British Lung Foundation

Going on holiday with a lung condition

This booklet is for people who have a lung condition and their friends, families and carers, who might be thinking about going on holiday, either in the UK or abroad. It gives information and advice to help you plan your trip and tips to make your holiday enjoyable and relaxing.

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Idiopathic pulmonary disease (IPF) leaflet - British Lung Foundation

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

IPF is a progressive condition where inflammation or scar tissue builds up in your lungs. This leaflet explains what IPF is and how it can be treated.

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Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and other ILDs booklet from the British Lung Foundation

IPF and other interstitial lung diseases

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is an umbrella term that covers many different conditions. The most common of these is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). This booklet tells you the basic facts about IPF and other ILDs, how they are diagnosed and treated and what the symptoms are.

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IPF information pack

IPF information pack

The IPF pack is a starting point to understand IPF better and lets you know about different ways to get help and support.

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Orders will be limited to no more than 50 at one time.


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Living with COPD

Living with COPD

This booklet is for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), their families, friends and carers. It provides advice and information about COPD, including what the symptoms are, how it can be treated and what steps you can take to manage your condition and look after yourself.

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Looking after someone with a lung condition - information for carers from the British Lung Foundation

Looking after someone with a lung condition

If you care for someone with a lung condition, this booklet will explain the different types of support that are available, to help you provide the best care for your friend or loved one.

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Lung cancer leaflet - British Lung Foundation

Lung cancer

This leaflet provides information about lung cancer, including an overview of how the condition is diagnosed and treated.

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Lung cancer health information booklet - British Lung Foundation

Lung cancer

This booklet explains the causes and symptoms of lung cancer, how it is diagnosed, what treatment options available to you and how to get more information and support.

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Mesothelioma booklet from British Lung Foundation

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer affecting the lungs, usually caused by exposure to asbestos. This booklet explains some basic facts about mesothelioma and what to expect. It tells you about tests, symptoms and treatment options, and how NHS care is organised for people with mesothelioma. 

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Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) leaflet - British Lung Foundation

Obstructive sleep apnoea

Up to 80 per cent of people with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) have not yet been diagnosed. Learn about the signs, symptoms and risk factors in this leaflet.

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Oxygen treatment leaflet - British Lung Foundation

Oxygen treatment

People with a lung condition might feel breathless and tired, particularly when moving around. This can be a sign that you have low oxygen levels. This leaflet provides information on oxygen treatment, who might benefit and how the treatment is delivered.

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Pneumonia leaflet - British Lung Foundation

Pneumonia

This leaflet explains the causes of pneumonia, its symptoms and how it can be treated and prevented.

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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) leaflet - British Lung Foundation

RSV

This leaflet describes the symptoms, treatments and prevention of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

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Sarcoidosis leaflet - British Lung Foundation

Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis affects around 1 in 10,000 people in the UK. This leaflet explains the causes of sarcoidosis, its symptoms and how it can be treated.

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Sex and breathlessness leaflet - British Lung Foundation

Sex and breathlessness

For many people sex is, or has been, an important part of their lives. This leaflet aims to help people with lung disease enjoy a fulfilling sex life.

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Smoking and your lungs booklet - British Lung Foundation

Smoking and your lungs: why it’s never too late to give up

Giving up smoking is never easy, but it’s the most important thing you can do to look after your health and stop your condition from getting worse. This booklet explains the benefits of giving up smoking and the steps you can take to quit, helping you improve your health and quality of life for the future.

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Tuberculosis (TB) leaflet - British Lung Foundation

Tuberculosis

This leaflet describes the symptoms of tuberculosis, a bacterial disease that most commonly affects the lungs. It also explains how tuberculosis is treated.

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Tuberculosis leaflet translated to Bengali - British Lung Foundation

Tuberculosis - Bengali

Health information translated into Bengali about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (often called TB).

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Tuberculosis leaflet translated to Gujarati - British Lung Foundation

Tuberculosis - Gujarati

Health information translated into Gujarati about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (often called TB).

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Tuberculosis leaflet translated to Hindi - British Lung Foundation

Tuberculosis - Hindi

Health information translated into Hindi about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (often called TB).

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Tuberculosis leaflet translated to Punjabi - British Lung Foundation

Tuberculosis - Punjabi

Health information translated into Punjabi about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (often called TB).

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Tuberculosis leaflet translated to Turkish - British Lung Foundation

Tuberculosis - Turkish

Health information translated into Turkish about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (often called TB).

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Tuberculosis leaflet translated to Urdu - British Lung Foundation

Tuberculosis - Urdu

Health information translated into Urdu about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (often called TB).

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Home oxygen services booklet - British Lung Foundation

What should I expect from a home oxygen service?

If you have a long-term lung condition you might also have low levels of oxygen in your blood. This means you might benefit from having an oxygen supply at home. This booklet is about oxygen treatment for COPD and other long-term lung conditions. It explains what you, your family, friends and carers can expect from a home oxygen assessment and review service.

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Assessment and diagnosis of COPD booklet - British Lung Foundation

What should I expect from assessment and diagnosis of COPD?

If you have COPD, it is important that you are assessed and you get the right diagnosis so that you can be treated properly. This booklet explains what COPD is, what you, your family or carer can expect during assessment and what the results might show.

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Managing flare-ups of COPD booklet from the British Lung Foundation

What should I expect from managing flare ups of my COPD?

This booklet is a guide for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It explains what a flare-up or exacerbation of your symptoms is, and what you, your family, friends and carers can expect if you have to go into hospital.

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Pulmonary rehabilitation booklet - British Lung Foundation

What should I expect from pulmonary rehabilitation?

If you have a long-term condition that means you struggle to breathe, pulmonary rehabilitation can help. This booklet explains what you, your family, friends and carers can expect from a course of pulmonary rehabilitation.

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