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Respiratory System
Definition:
The Respiratory System is the transport of oxygen and the
outside air to the cells with-in tissues, and the transport of
carbon dioxide in the
opposite direction.
The Respiratory System is
one of the most important
systems in your body, the
Respiratory System includes
the lungs and the rib cage
because the rib cage
protects your lungs and the heart at the same time. There
is a pipe connecting to both of your lungs is called the
Trachea also known as the Windpipe. There are 2 lungs in
your body, the right lung has 3 lobes and the left lung has
2 lobes because the left lung needs to give space to the
heart. The right lung has 3 lobes because this lung is the
one who obsorbes the oxygen and the left lung has 2 lobes
because it is the one who lets out the carbon dioxide. So
the right lung is more important than the left lung. Each
lung has a lot of air sacs because the air sacs sort the
oxygen and the outside air.

Diseases:
There are a lot of diseases in the Respiratory System; some
diseases are very common such as Lung Cancer,
Respiratory Failure, Asthma and Chronic Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease. There also some other diseases like
the Euplastic Disease and the Vascular and Hemodynamic
Disease.
Lung Cancer:
Lung Cancer can be caused by smoking or environment
problems. This disease is the uncontrolled growth in
abnormal cells in your lungs. As they grow they can
interfere with functioning with the lung.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (C.O.P.D.):
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary
Disease also known as C.O.P.D is a
disease related to--- Chronic
Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis and
Emphysema. It makes it
increasingly
difficult for suffers to breathe, and
it will also cause wheezing.
Asthma:

Asthma causes difficulties of breathing due to the


infections of the bronchitis, thats why people with
Asthma usually have a special type of
tube that would spray gas into the
bronchi and bronchitis so the wheezing
would go away.
Server Acute Respiratory Syndrome
(S.A.R.S.):
Server Acute Respiratory Syndrome known as
S.A.R.S .is a very dangerous disease that could
damage your lungs. The cells of this disease
are similar to H7N9. The cell has stick like
fingers around the cell.
Smoking:
Smoking weed, bong, pipe, cigars and
cigarettes are bad for the lungs, because it can cause lung
cancer.
How to protect the Respiratory
System:
Here are some tips:
Dont smoke because it will just
make it worse.

Exercise 30 minutes every day to promote overall


health.
Adults should drink 8 cups of water every day and
children should drink 6 cups of water everyday.
Every day we should eat vegetables the consume
vitamins A, C and E and minerals zinc, potassium,
selenium and magnesium.