The medical name for lung disease chronic respiratory disease. ‘Chronic’ means something lasting for a long time or something happening again and again. ‘Respiratory’ is to do with breathing, your airways and your lungs.
There are 4 common chronic respiratory diseases:
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD
Occupational lung disease
A type of high blood pressure that affects the airways to your heart
Chronic respiratory disease support
Reducing your Risk
Stopping smoking is the only proven way reduce your risk. Stopping smoking:
- at an early stage makes a huge difference;
- can slow down the loss of your lung function.