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What is the definition or description of: lungs and breathing?

What is the definition or description of: lungs and breathing?

God's organ: The lungs are the organ that exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide with the blood. Breathing is the act of moving air into the lungs to perform this exchange. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Is there a difference in the breathing sounds of someone with croup compared to pertussis?

Is there a difference in the breathing sounds of someone with croup compared to pertussis?

Breathing sounds: With severe croup, you may hear stridor, which is an inspiratory sucking or squeaking sound. This is a sign of severe tracheal narrowing and warrants immediate medical attention. With pertussis, there are many coughs in a row (>5) which makes it hard to breath in between. Sometimes there's a whooping sound after the cough attack. For both conditions, the child should be evaluated. ...Read more

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How can smoking affect my breathing, lungs, and muscles?

How can  smoking affect my breathing, lungs, and muscles?

Many ways: Smoking can lead to chronic inflammation in your lungs which can be a cause of COPD ( emphysema, chronic bronchitis) other risks include lung cancer, oropharyngeal cancer. Carbon monoxide inhalation from cigarette smoke can lead to muscle weakness as well. ...Read more

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Could breathing in steam help your clear your lungs from smoking?

Could breathing in steam help your clear your lungs from smoking?

NO!!!: No steam is boiling water in vapor form and could burn your lungs. Now cold steam will not work either. Cells in the lung called macrophages will "clean" the lungs over time. Avoid smoke. ...Read more

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How does your diaphragm breathing and ribs change the volume of the lungs?

How does your diaphragm breathing and ribs change the volume of the lungs?

Changes volumes: Human lungs breathe via negative pressure - the diaphragm and if needed the accessory muscles of respiration (intercostal rib muscles, scalenes etc) deform to increase the intrathoracic volume - the lungs expand and you take a breath. Passively relaxing these muscles allow exhalation. You can also force your breath out actively but this is not normally necessary. ...Read more

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I think I inhaled I piece of drinking straw paper? Could it be in my lungs? I'm breathing fine

I think I inhaled I piece of drinking straw paper? Could it be in my lungs? I'm breathing fine

Observation: inhaling a small piece of paper will result in your immune cells digesting it and mucus produced. Usually it will be coughed up. Please see your doctor if any symptoms arise ...Read more

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Why LPR refux causes breathing difficulties is there any test to detect acis is aspirating to lungs?

Why LPR refux causes breathing difficulties is there any test to detect acis is aspirating to lungs?

It burns the mucosa: Acid reflux damages the mucosa but also there is a reflex bronchospasm. Chronic aspiration can cause pulmonary fibrosis (as one of the contributing theories/factors) even cause bronchiectasis or rupture of lung tissue. Barium swallow or direct visualization are few of the tests. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some breathing exercises for increasing lung capacity/learning proper breathing?

Could you tell me what are some breathing exercises for increasing lung capacity/learning proper breathing?

Belly breathing: Breathing from the abdominal cavity is very helpful because even though it does not increase actual lung size, it gives lungs room to open up. One tip is laying flat on your back with hand on belly and take breaths in through nose and out mouth making your belly rise as much as possible and fall back to baseline. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Lungs And Breathing (Definition)

The lungs are the organ that exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide with the blood. Breathing is the act of moving air into the lungs ...Read more