Body Systems Project Part 4
Purpose of the Respiratory System
Carbon Dioxide/Oxygen Exchange
Inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes. It can be caused by viral illnesses or injury to airway. It is characterized by chronic coughing or urge to cough. In extreme cases it can cause a person to cough up blood. It is very common, affecting about 3 million people a year. There are very few treatments, but it usually goes away on its own on anywhere to a week to four months.
The constant inflammation of the airways, causing shortness of breath, wheezing, and spasms. It is only contracted by birth. It is usually treated with an inhaler and cannot be cured, but occasionally goes away on it's own.