An informative fact sheet about complementary and alternative medicines and therapies. Complementary and alternative therapies usually refer to treatments that do not use medications prescribed by doctors.
An informative fact sheet about long term oxygen therapy. Long term oxygen therapy (LTOT) is prescribed for people who have a low level of oxygen in their blood and not for everyone who is short of breath.
An informative fact sheet about lung Cancer. Cancers occur when the cells that make up our bodies grow in an abnormal and out-of-control way forming lumps or tumours.
An informative fact sheet about the safety of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS). Inhaled corticosteroids (also known as inhaled steroids or ICS) are the most important and useful drugs in the management of people with asthma and airways disease.
An informative fact sheet about whether to use a spacer or nebuliser. In acute asthma attacks high doses of inhaled bronchodilators (relievers) are used to treat the narrowing of the airways in the lungs.
An informative fact sheet about steroid tablets. The steroids used to treat airway disease are very different to those taken by some athletes to boost their strength.
An informative fact sheet about stopping smoking. Tobacco smoking is a major health problem in New Zealand.