Respiratory System

Created By: Joshua Daniel, Halie Kichell, Chelsea Murphy

Purpose of the Respiratory System

The primary function of the respiratory system is to supply the blood with oxygen. When we breathe we inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide.

How Does This System Work?

The Respiratory System is made up of the organs in your body that help you breathe. The Respiratory System delivers oxygen to the body and to take away carbon dioxide.

Common Diseases In The Respiratory System

  • Bronchitis - An infection in your bronchial tubes
  • Tonsillitis - Inflammation of the tonsils
  • Pneumonia - An infection deep in your lungs
  • Flu - A virus that enters your body through your nose and mouth and causes fever, headaches, muscle aches and sore throat
  • Asthma - A chronic disease in which your airway walls become sore and swollen, narrowing so that your lungs get less air
  • (TB) - A bacterial infection that attacks the lungs and other parts of the body and can be deadly if not treated correctly
  • Lung Cancer - One of the most common cancers in the world, usually caused by cigarette smoke.
  • Emphysema - A type of COPD, usually caused by cigarette smoke, which makes it hard to catch your breath
  • Pulmonary embolism (PE) - A blood clot that blocks a lung artery because of surgery or long periods of inactivity.