Where Are My Lungs Located? (PICTURE)


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To see where your lungs are located, follow this link to see an image: As you can see, your lungs are located in your chest, one on the left and one on the right of the thorax. They are underneath your ribcage and when you breathe in you can feel them expanding in your chest.
The lungs are the main organs in the body’s respiratory system, controlling your breathing while you are awake and asleep. Inhaled air enters the lungs via the windpipe, having been branched into either the left or right lung by the tubular branches, aka the bronchi. The bronchi divide into smaller branches (bronchioles), before reaching the microscopic air sacs (alveoli). This process happens in a matter of seconds before the oxygen is absorbed into the blood where it travels round and oxygenates the body.
The lungs are absolutely vital to human biology and are incredibly advanced organs. Unfortunately, they are susceptible to cancer and diseases, most of which are the fault of the human in question. For example, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is damage to the lungs that results in difficulty breathing out. This is, in most cases, caused by smoking, and an advance form of the disease is also known as emphysema, which is the trapping of air inside the ungs, resulting in difficulty breathing.
Other conditions, such as asthma and pneumonia are conditions unrelated to smoking or other human fault, but can be serious conditions that require treatment and careful monitoring. Bacteria usually causes pneumonia, while asthma can be the affect of allergies, viral infections and air pollution.

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