Respiratory System

By: Kaitlyn Rigdon and Jayme Kim

5 steps on how you can keep this body system (Respiratory system) healthy.k

  1. Don't smoke or do drugs.
  2. Exercise regularly. (At least 30 minutes each day.)
  3. Drink lots of water to keep you hydrated. (At least about 6.5 cups each day.)
  4. You have to eat lots of nutrients. (Vitamins like A,C,and E.
  5. Staying in clean conditions around you area. ( One example is adding houseplants in your house for great conditions around your house.


The function of the Respiratory system is to help you breathe. You inhale oxygen and exhale Carbon Dioxide.

The parts of the Respiratory System are, Pharynx, Trachea, Lung, Nose, Epiglottis, Larynx, Bronchus

Trachea- The windpipe; a passage through which air moves in the Respiratory System.

Pharynx- The throat; part of both the Respiratory and Digestive systems.

Lung- The main organs of the Respiratory System, where gas exchanges takes place.

Epiglottis- The flap of tissue that seals off the windpipe and prevents food from entering.

Larynx- The organ that produces voice in humans, located in the top of the trachea.

Bronchus- The passages that branch from the trachea and direct air into the lungs.

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Why is this body system important in your daily life? J

  1. The Respiratory System parts help you breathe. Since the parts of the Respiratory System include like the lungs and the nose.
  2. These parts help you breathe.Without the Respiratory System, you wouldn't be alive right now..
  3. Living things need the Respiratory System to transfer energy from food in order to we daily activities.

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Describe some issues that can occur if you don't take care of this system ( Respiratory System). K

  1. Bronchitis
  2. Lung Cancer
  3. You respiratory muscle may weaken. Also if you respiratory muscles weaken it may affect your lungs. it your lungs are affected then it causes you to have a hard time breathing.
  4. Sleep Apnea ( you stop breathing entirely for ten seconds or more per occurrence and wakes you up from your sleep)
  5. Tuberculosis (TB is a contagious disease caused by infection with the tubercle bacillus, most frequently affecting the lungs.)

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"Respiratory System." Respiratory System. N.p., n.d. Web. Nov. 2013.

Science Textbook

Chapter 5: Respiratory Issues." Muscular Dystrophy Association. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2013.