Emphysema

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UK sources of information and / or support

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British Lung Foundation

Offers support for everyone affected by lung disease. Provides information on lung disease and promotes lung health. Funds research into all lung diseases. Publications available (but have to order them) on: allergy, asthma, bronchiectasis, emphysema, chronic obstructive airways disease, TB, pneumonia, fibrosing alveolitis, sarcoidosis and other lung problems.

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Alpha 1 Support UK

The intention of this site is to provide support for people living in the UK, who suffer from the genetic condition Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (an uncommon cause of emphysema).

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Lung volume reduction surgery for advanced emphysema

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction with Airway Valves for Advanced Emphysema

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Chest and lung diseases

From the Lung & Asthma Information Agency - Academic unit producing factsheets on asthma, lung disease and related topics, giving facts and statistics.

See also the Patient UK COPD page.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.