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Asthma UK: Inhaler Technique


Technique makes a difference - video animations show how to use your inhaler and spacers.

British Lung Foundation: Pulmonary rehabilitation


Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) is a programme of exercise and education for people with long-term lung conditions provided by the NHS and, in some areas, privately.​

Maximising your food intake with breathing difficulties


This patient leaflet will give you important information about how a balanced and varied diet can help maintain strength and fitness, as well as helping your body fight infection.

British Lung Foundation: Breathe Easy Support Groups


British Lung Foundation have more than 230 Breathe Easy support groups throughout the UK.


British Lung Foundation


We work to improve the lives of people affected by lung disease right across the UK. 


Patient: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for people with chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. With COPD the airflow to the lungs is restricted (obstructed). Usually caused by smoking, symptoms include cough and breathlessness.


NHS: Introduction to Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease.

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