Radiologist reading a CT scan. Female doctor running CT scan from control room at hospital
Respiratory Health Q2 2023
Love your lungs: what it’s like to have cystic fibrosis and lung infections
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited genetic condition that affects over 10,900 people in the UK. The condition is caused by a faulty gene which controls the movement of salt and water in and out of your cells. Cystic fibrosis affects many organs and tissues within the body including the lungs, which become clogged with … Continued
Respiratory Health Q2 2022
The importance of establishing good inhaler technique
Many respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease require inhaled therapy. Inhalers are convenient and enable the medicine to be delivered exactly where it needs to go. But research suggests that up to 90% of people don’t use their inhalers correctly. This can be due to a number of factors such as … Continued
Improve your quality of life with cleaner indoor air
In the UK, we spend on average 90% of our time indoors, where air pollution is typically 2-5x worse than outdoors. After you read this article, the first thing you should do is open a window. The main reason air quality is worse indoors is poor ventilation. So, while air pollution is at its lowest … Continued