Ward MM Newsletter July 2016
Healthy lung function is something that we can take for granted until such time as a significant illness declares itself. A considerable proportion of the Australian population will at some stage be affected by pulmonary (lung) disease that causes clinically significant symptoms. Examples of these conditions include asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, lung carcinoma, and for older people in particular, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). In some cases, two or more significant lung diseases may be present at the same time.