Pneumonia is swelling (inflammation) of the tissue in one or both lungs. It's usually caused by a bacterial infection.
At the end of the breathing tubes in your lungs are clusters of tiny air sacs. If you have pneumonia, these tiny sacs become inflamed and fill up with fluid.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic condition affecting more than 10,800 people in the UK. You are born with cystic fibrosis and cannot catch it later in life, but one in 25 of us carries the faulty gene that causes it, usually without even knowing.
CYSTIC FIBROSIS SUPPORT AND INFORMATION
Cystic Fibrosis Trust
The CF Trust website is the place to go for all you need to know about CF, living with CF and where you can find help and advice.
Nottingham University Hospitals Wolfson Cystic Fibrosis Centre
This brand new state of the art dedicated centre was opened at Nottingham City Hospital in 2014 and was jointly funded by Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) and Nottingham Hospitals Charity.
PNEUMONIA SUPPORT AND INFORMATION
Breathe Easy Support Groups
The British Lung Foundation (BLF) runs the Breathe Easy Support Groups with around 230 around the UK.
The groups allow people with lung conditions to meet other people with the same or similar conditions and get valuable advice.
Our Nottingham Respiratory Research Unit nurses regularly attend local Breathe Easy group sessions around Nottinghamshire.
NHS Choices website has more information and advice on Pneumonia and treatments