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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a serious, progressive condition that mainly affects older people. COPD is an umbrella term for a group of lung conditions that limit airflow to the lungs....

Asthma is a common disease of the airways. It affects people of all ages, from childhood to adulthood and can appear at any stage of life. About one in nine Australians have asthma....

Weight loss, in the context of medicine, health, or physical fitness, refers to a reduction of the total body mass, due to a mean loss of fluid, body fat or adipose tissue or lean mass....

Stress is the body’s way of responding to demands or pressures put on it. Stress occurs when the demands being made on a person are greater than and their ability to cope with those demands. ...

There are various devices on the market that will allow you to do measure your own blood pressures. Accurate and easy to use, they are available from a pharmacist or a medical products supplier. ...

There are a range of conditions and diseases that can damage the kidneys. Some cause damage quickly, over days or weeks, this is ‘acute’ kidney disease; and some are ‘chronic’....

Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. It refers to the pressure inside the body’s blood vessels. ...

The most common disease affecting the heart is coronary heart disease, in which the blood vessels become scarred and thickened, reducing blood flow to the heart muscle....

Retinopathy means damage to the retina, the light-sensitive part of the back of the eyeball which receives light and transmits it to the brain to turn into visual images....

Exercise is one of the easiest, cheapest most effective measures you can take to maintain and improve your heath. The list of disease and conditions that are prevented or improved by exercise is a long one. ...