Our Respiratory System

Your respiratory system is the network of organs and tissues that help you breathe. These include the nose, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi and lungs. The respiratory system does two very important things: it brings oxygen into our bodies, which we need for our cells to live and function properly; and it helps us get rid of carbon dioxide, which […]

COPD – What is COPD?

(With thanks to NZ Asthma+Respiratory Foundation) What is COPD? COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (sometimes called CORD for chronic obstructive respiratory disease) and is an umbrella term for the diseases emphysema, chronic bronchitis and chronic asthma. COPD affects hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders, yet most have never even heard of it. Illustration courtesy of healthflexhhs.com […]

Asthma Medications

Content – Asthma – Asthma Medications  Aug 2020 (With thanks to NZ Asthma+Respiratory Foundation) Medication, generally asthma inhalers, play a very important role in the day-to-day management of asthma. It is important that you understand how your medicines or asthma inhalers work, and then take them as prescribed. Make sure that you are well-organised when […]

Asthma – Is your Asthma Under Control?

(With thanks to NZ Asthma+Respiratory Foundation) Asthma affects people in different ways – some people suffer from asthma symptoms constantly, some only get symptoms every few weeks, while others have their asthma so well controlled that they hardly experience symptoms at all. If you have symptoms of asthma more than three times a week, your asthma is not well controlled. Most […]

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