How Does The Respiratory System Work?

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The most important part of the Respiratory system is the breathing part. The body needs oxygen to live and function appropriately. Without enough oxygen, the brain doesn't work right, the body doesn't heal it's wounds, the heart begins to panic and beat faster, the entire body begins to die. Exactly how does it work? Let me explain as simply as possible.

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Next the lungs do all of their work. This is where all the air exchange takes place. The air goes into the lungs this is where the gas exchange takes place. The lung tissue is full of blood vessels. The oxygen gets dropped off by the lungs into the blood vessels while at the same time picking up the carbon dioxide. You exhale to get rid of the carbon dioxide and inhale to get the oxygen from the air into the body.

If there is some sort of blockage in the lungs that prevents the lungs from dropping of the oxygen and picking up the carbon dioxide, this can be considered to be lung disease, illness or something acute, an emergency. Examples of lung disease that make it difficult for air exchange to take place include the following: Emphysema, cystic fibrosis, asthma, and empyema. Examples of illnesses that happen to make breathing difficult can be pneumonia or bronchitis. Examples of something acute can be a foreign body such as food or anything that we put in our mouths that we breath in to our airway or aspirate. This can be a life threatening emergency.

The muscle that helps the lungs breath is called the diaphragm. Breathing is something that happens passively, something that we don't even think about...that is unless it is something that becomes difficult to do.

To summarize: The respiratory system works by getting the good air in and the bad air out.

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