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How does the respiratory system work with other body systems

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Every part important: but consider this. The lungs are how we get oxygen into our body. The trachea is the tube to let air flow into the lungs. WIthout oxygen people will... Read More

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Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 45 years experience
Asthma and diving: Diving with asthma is a controversial topic. Potential divers with asthma should be evaluated individually by doctors experienced in asthma and diving... Read More
Dr. Halsey Wyatt
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Asthma will be prob.: The diving medical community is divided on the question of asthmatics diving. The uk, which has the most permissive guidelines, allows people with wel... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I agree w earlier: Response. Asthma can lead to significant problems in diving. I would encourage you to get checked by a diving/ hyperbaric physician - don't just go to... Read More
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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Help you breathe: Lungs help you breathe and those are vital to living. There are many ways to treat any problems that occur such as inhalents. When one has emphysema... Read More
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Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 16 years experience
O2 Delivery: The lungs exchange co2 from metabolism for o2. The heart delivers a carefully calibrated amount of blood to the body to match o2 delivered to o2 need... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Scuba: I didn't know how to summarize it to fit into a small space. Here is a very good article: http://suite101.Com/article/good-breathing-techniques-for-... Read More
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Good question: Both these systems, like the rest of your body, are under the control of the lower part of the brain. Whether we like it or not, this is a computer. ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
Oxygen and CO2: Oxygen is needed for your cells to live, and when they burn calories using oxygen they generate co2. Too much co2 is toxic to the brain and it must be... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Barnhart
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Yes: Respiration is part of what is called the autonomic or involuntary nervous system. That's why it works while you're asleep. You can briefly increase o... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
System: The two systems work together and require each other to function. If they weren't connected, symmetry and coordination wouldn't be effective.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
System: The two systems work together and require each other to function. If they weren't connected, symmetry and coordination wouldn't be effective.

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