Lung Health Awareness Month 2016

Tue, 11/01/2016 - 12:43 -- gbmc

During November, Lung Foundation Australia celebrates the importance of breathing and encourages everyone to stop and think about what they can do with just one breath.

Lung Foundation Australia along with Golden Beach Medical Centre aims to ensure lung health is a priority for all in Australia and works to promote lung health among the wider community, patients and healthcare professionals.

Lung disease doesn’t discriminate – it affects the young, old, male, female, smokers, former-smokers and never smokers.

At least one in ten Australians has some form of lung disease however Lung Foundation Australia estimates the number to be significantly higher.

Yet recent research by Lung Foundation Australia found more than half of all Australian adults rarely or never think about the health of their lungs.

Indeed three out of five Australian adults studied reported symptoms or risk factors that put them at risk of possible lung disease.

While we make a special effort to remind everyone about the importance of good lung health during this month, the message is one for all of us, every day of the year.

If you have any concerns or questions about your lung health, please contact us to make an appointment with one of our friendly doctors. Call Golden Beach Medical Centre on 5492 1044 or alternatively book an appointment online via our website www.goldenbeachmedicalcentre.com.au.