The Respiratory System: The Respiratory System

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The Respiratory System is a process by which we take in oxygen and give off of carbon dioxide. We have to perform this function in order to maintain life. The breathing of a human being is one form of respiration, called external respiration.
All living cells need oxygen in order to carry out their various functions. These functions stop quickly if the supply of oxygen fails. All living cells also produce carbon dioxide as a waste product. The food we eat is combined with oxygen to form carbon dioxide plus heat and energy.
Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchi (medium-sized and large airways) of the lungs. The symptoms include chest discomfort, wheezing, shortness of breath and coughing up mucus. There are two types of Bronchitis,
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This blocking is a result from spasm (contraction) of the bronchial muscles, swelling of the mucous membranes that line these muscles, and production of phlegm. This causes the narrowing of the lung airways results. Allergic bronchial asthma is the most common kind of Asthma that is caused by a specific allergic reaction. In most cases, the allergy is caused by ordinary substances, such as house dust, airborne pollens, or certain foods. Many people who suffer from asthma are allergic to aspirin. Asthma is also, frequently associated with hay fever, which is also an allergy. Attacks of asthma often follow periods of heavy exertion or emotional strain. An infection of the nose and throat can hasten the start of an attack. A change in the weather may also bring on an attack. Asthma, like hay fever, may occur seasonally if the air contains specific pollens. Most asthmatics have attack periodically throughout the year. Severe asthma is generally the most harmful and disabling respiratory allergy. In the early 1980’s, about 9 million persons in the United States suffered from…show more content…
Understanding asthma treatments will enable you to work with your asthma doctor to confidently manage your asthmas symptoms daily. An attack or symptoms of asthma, it’s important to go the emergency room for help so you can be

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