Helpful Websites

Alpha Facts  
Patient UKComprehensive health information as provided by GPs and nurses to patients during consultations.UK
WebMDLeading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information. US
Related Organisations   
British Liver Trust The British Liver Trust is the national charity working to reduce the impact of liver disease in the UK through support, information and research.UK
British Lung FoundationThe British Lung Foundation is the only UK charity working for everyone affected by lung disease. We focus our resources on providing support for people affected by lung disease today; and work in a variety of ways, including funding world-class research, to bring about positive change, to improve treatment, care and support for people affected by lung disease now and in the future.UK
British Thoracic SocietyThe British Thoracic Society is a registered charity who’s objective is to improve the standards of care of people who have respiratory diseases.UK
Children’s Liver Disease FoundationNational charity based in Birmingham who for nearly 30 years have been fighting childhood liver disease.UK
Children’s Liver Disease Foundation -FocusNational charity based in Birmingham who for nearly 30 years have been fighting childhood liver disease.UK
Second WindSecond Wind Lung Transplant Association, Inc. was formed on April 17, 1995, by a small group of people who wanted to provide information about lung transplantation to others.US
Support Groups  
Alpha-1 Association of AustraliaAn organisation dedicated to the help and support of Australians who are affected by and interested in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (A1AD)AU
Alpha-1 CanadaAn organisation who’s mission is to provide information, education and support to Canadians affected by alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.CA
Alpha-1 FoundationDedicated to providing the leadership and resources that will result in increased research, improved health, worldwide detection, and a cure for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency.US
EFFORTSA nonprofit organisation dedicated to the support of individuals who suffer with Emphysema, a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).US
More Information  
Councelling DirectoryCouncelling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events. To ensure the professionalism of our website, all counsellors have provided us with qualifications and insurance cover or proof of membership with a professional body.UK
EFAThe European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients Associations (EFA) is a European network of allergy, asthma and COPD patient organizations that was founded in 1991 in Stockholm, Sweden. BE
MesotheliomaPleural mesothelioma is by far the most prevalent form of mesothelioma. According to the American Cancer Society, three-quarters of all mesothelioma cases are pleural. offers the most comprehensive and current information on Mesothelioma Life Expectancy, asbestos exposure, and mesothelioma.US
MesotheliomaMesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the lung and is caused by exposure to asbestos. At some point, nearly everyone has been exposed to asbestos. Because of the lengthy latent periods, mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases can remain undetected for over a decade before the patient shows any signs of illness. Someone can be diagnosed with mesothelioma many years after their exposure. For more information on asbestos and mesothelioma, please visit Mesothelioma Web.US
Mesothelioma Symptoms The mesothelioma symptoms site covers an extensive range of topics from the different types of mesothelioma, to the different methods of treatment.US
Pleural Mesothelioma Pleural Mesothelioma is a form of cancer in the pleura (protective lining of the lung). It is caused by exposure to asbestos fibers.US
Rare Disease UKAn alliance of key stakeholders brought together to develop strategic planning for rare diseases in the UK.UK
Medical Products  
Pari Medical LtdPARI has been manufacturing nebuliser systems for more than 100 years, developing solutions for people suffering from respiratory diseases in the form of high-quality, reliable devices. PARI represents the ‘Gold Standard’ in inhalation therapy, based on solid evidence.  PARI’s range of fast and efficient products is specifically designed for patients with chronic lung conditions such as COPD.  Quote ‘Alpha One’ when ordering to receive a 10% discount on any PARI nebuliser system. UK
Smile Rehab LtdSmile Rehab Ltd is one of the UK ‘s leading specialists in the manufacture and supply of mobility, communication and respiratory devices for children and adults with special needs.  UK


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