Respiratory and pulmonary diseases
One million Finnish people suffer from a respiratory disease. These pages contain instructions for the diagnosis and treatment of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, sleep apnoea and rarer respiratory diseases, along with tips for where to find additional information. Respiratory or pulmonary disease? Both terms are used in everyday speech about asthma, COPD, sleep apnoea and rarer respiratory diseases, such as sarcoidosis and bronchiectasis.
Peer support has a major impact on the quality of life of people with respiratory diseases. If you or a family member suffer from a respiratory disease, find your closest respiratory health association and join our activities! The associations organise plenty of peer meetings and exercise groups, some of which are open to everyone. The event schedule is published in the event calendar of your local respiratory health association.