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Common chest conditions

Chest conditions affect the lives of thousands of people in Scotland. Living with a chest condition can be exhausting and distressing – for you and your family.

This section aims to help you understand some of the common chest conditions. Sometimes more than one problem can occur at the same time, and one problem can also lead to another.

Chest conditions affect everyone differently – this is why two people with the same diagnosis may not always be given the same treatment. Unless in an emergency situation, your doctor will consider your individual situation before discussing any possible treatment options with you.

If you want more detailed information on any of these conditions please call our Advice Line Nurses on 0808 801 0899.