Any condition that affects the breathing system sinuses, throat, airways or lungs is a respiratory condition. At the South West Sleep Clinic we can offer advice and treatment for the range of lung and respiratory conditions. Respiratory disease is the most widespread reason for seeing a General Practitioner and indeed for going into hospital.
More About Respiratory Tract Infections
These can include asthma, lung cancer, emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the name given to conditions where you find it difficult to breathe in and out due to long term damage to your lungs. COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, but not chronic asthma. Treatments can help manage symptoms but unfortunately don’t offer a cure. Read more at COPD – Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema
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