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Asthma & COPD


Smoking and COPD

COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in New Zealand after heart disease, stroke and lung cancer.

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Treatment for Asthma

SPONSORED. If you have asthma, you’ve probably been using a puffer to prevent your symptoms for some time.

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World Asthma Day Aotearoa

Every year we have a day to remind people about asthma; how many of us suffer with it and how many New Zealanders die from it every year and what we..

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) includes respiratory diseases such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, certain types of bronchiectasis an..

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Treatment for COPD

SPONSORED. If you have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), sometimes called emphysema or chronic bronchitis...

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Treatment for Asthma

SPONSORED. If you have asthma, you’ll know that symptoms can come on quickly...

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Asthma

More than one in every ten people in NZ have asthma and many do not take their asthma seriously enough. New Zealand has one of the highest rates of as..

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Respiratory illness in a child

I remember ‘back in the day’ as a student nurse at Middlemore in the 1980s being astounded at the amount of respiratory illnesses on the medical w..

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COPD

Approximately 85% of cases of COPD are the direct result of cigarette smoking, either active or passive.

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Asthma and Bronchitis

One in eight New Zealand adults and one in seven children are using medicines to control asthma.

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