The Lungs And Chest

Bronchiectasis is the enlargement or distortion of one or more of the bronchi, or main air passages into the lungs, often as a result of frequent infections in childhood. The disorder takes years to develop. It leads to impaired drainage of the fluid that is normally secreted by bronchial cells, and this fluid may then…

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Your body needs a constant supply of oxygen to stay alive. It also needs to dispose of carbon dioxide, a waste product of metabolism. In your lungs oxygen from the air you breathe is transferred to your blood and carbon dioxide is released from the blood. The blood transports the oxygen to all parts of…

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In emphysema,the lungs become less and less efficient because of damage to some of the millions of alveoli, or air-sacs, at the ends of thIn emphysema, the lungs become less and less bronchioles in the lungs. It is in the alveoli that oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange takes place. Healthy lungs have an elastic, spongy…

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Acute Bronchitis – Treatment and Fast Cure for Acute Bronchitis Inflammation of the mucous membrane that lines the bronchi, or main air passages of the lungs, is called bronchitis. If you have a respiratory infection, you may develop acute bronchitis, since the disorder is caused when the same viruses that cause colds and pharyngitis spread…

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