Healthy Lungs – Healthy You
The best thing you can do to have healthy lungs is to stop smoking (if you are a current smoker). It’s never too late to stop smoking and the longer it is from when you stop the healthier your lungs become. If you need help to stop smoking, you may want to contact your local stop smoking services. You can speak to your doctor, ask at your GP Practice or find your local service at NHS Quit Smoking.
Our Lung Health Checks are aimed at checking people’s lung health, there is no pressure to stop smoking, but should anyone wish to take that step our nurses will be able to discuss this and direct you to where you can get more help.
Better Lung Health
Our top tips for better lung health are:
Stop or reduce your smoking – to help your lungs recover
Stay active – brisk walking and an active lifestyle can improve lung function.
Avoid air pollution – from traffic pollution or passive smoking.
Signs and symptoms
If you are worried about any existing symptoms, please get in touch with your GP.
Do not wait for a lung health check if you have any of these symptoms, please get in touch with your GP practice.