Every day we breathe about 22,000 times. Most of us never stop to think about our breathing, it’s just something we do. More than 50% of all Australians rarely or never think about the health of their lungs and Lung Foundation Australia encourages all Australians to take the health of their lungs more seriously.
A healthy set of lungs is fundamental to a healthy life, yet the simplest daily action – breathing – is often taken for granted.
Symptoms of lung disease tend to creep up slowly and people automatically adjust their daily activities to accommodate or reduce their symptoms rather than getting help. Lung Foundation Australia encourages people to take their simple two minute online Lung Health Checklist.
One in seven Australians die because of lung disease every year, yet many continue to ignore the signs or symptoms, often not doing anything about it for far too long.
If you are more breathless than others your age or have had a cough for more than three weeks, make an appointment to see a GP at Mingara Medical on 02 4302 3333.