The Respiratory System
A respiratory condition refers to any condition, disease or infection that affects the respiratory system. The respiratory system is what controls the body’s breathing. In general, it regulates and performs the exchange of gasses necessary for the body to function. The respiratory system includes the lungs, trachea, bronchi and diaphragm.
The Respiratory System in Brief
Lungs: The lungs are the primary organ in the respiratory system. The function of the lungs is bringing in oxygen and let out carbon dioxide. When oxygen fills the lungs, it is permeated through the lung walls and carried away by red blood cells to the rest of the body. Red blood cells also pick up leftover carbon dioxide and return it to lungs, where it is expelled (exhaled).
Trachea: The trachea, also known as the windpipe, is the tube in the throat which we breathe through. The trachea also acts as a secondary filter for the air we breathe (the primary filter is the nose).
Bronchi: The trachea eventually splits into two main tubes, one going to each lung. Air is distributed through these paths evenly. These two tubes are called the bronchi.
Diaphragm: The diaphragm is a muscle located below the lungs. The diaphragm contracts and expands, causing your lungs to expand and contract, resulting in breathing.
Respiratory Home Remedy Section
Our respiratory section covers many respiratory conditions, illnesses and diseases. Our respiratory section is constantly expanding, so stop by often for respiratory health condition information.
(Articles Coming Soon):
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome