The Lungs

Wanted to help on the Respiratory System By: Abdullah Bajwah

What is a lung, you may ask?

Well, a lung is an organ in the respiratory system, you know the system that enable you to breathe. The lungs help you breathe.

Description of a Lung


  • The average length is 10 to 14 inches long.
  • The maximum width is 4 to 6 inches long.

  • An average weight is 2 to 3 pounds or 0.8 to 1.2 Kilograms.

  • An oval-kind shape, like a football or rugby ball.
The right lung is actually 30% larger than the left lung.

Some photos of The Lung

The Lung is one of the Most important organs in our whole body

The Organ`s main Functions

  • The lungs take in oxygen and other gases when you breathe.
  • The lungs spread out oxygen into the bloodstream, so it can spread through the whole body and the rest of the body`s organs can fully and correctly function.
  • the Lungs are an important part of the respiratory system, which helps you breathe and live.
  • The lungs take in gases such as oxygen and when they process it carbon dioxide is created which is let out of your body when you take a breath out.

Organs`s Gang

The organ works with:

  • Trachea- Because the Trachea is like a windpipe and it brings all the oxygen and/or other gases that were breathed in, it flows the gases from the lungs to the outside and, also brings it in, the lungs need the Trachea for the actual oxygen.
  • Pharynx and Larynx- Because the pharynx or throat separates food and air when air passes through the Larynx or voice box and then goes into the Trachea and into the lungs, therefore the pharynx makes sure that the air goes into the lungs.
  • Nose- Because the nose is a passageway for movement of air into the lungs since we breathe through our nose too and it goes through the Pharynx and Larynx right into the lungs.
  • Bronchi- Because the bronchi takes air and spreads it into other lobes or parts of your lungs, therefore that will help you process all the oxygen and fully breathe.
  • Heart- Because the heart needs it`s blood cells to be oxygenated and de-oxygenated and your lungs help this happen.
The lung is in the respiratory system because the respiratory system helps you breathe and the lungs also help you breathe.

Diseases and Disoders

Asthma- A respiratory condition marked by spasms in the Bronchi of the lungs, usually caused by allergies and make it hard to breath.

(COPD) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease- Is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe, it maybe caused by lung irritation.

Chronic Bronchitis- A cough that occurs every day with sputum production that lasts for 3 months and 2 years in a row.

Emphysema- A disease that gradually damages the air sacs, alveolis of your lungs, making your breath shorter and shorter, this is a type of COPD.

Acute Bronchitis- An inflammation of the bronchial tubes in your lungs, may be caused by a variety of bacteria viruses.

Cystic Fibrosis- A Life-Threatening disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs and digestive system.

A person can`t live without lungs

A person can not live without lungs because lungs take in the air, oxygen, and other gases you breathe and it processes it, so the oxygen can go into your bloodstream and spread throughout the body. Lungs take in oxygen and/or other gases when you breathe and the lungs get it into your bloodstream and spread throughout the body. Lungs take in oxygen and/or other gases when you breathe and the lungs get it into out bloodstream, so our other organs and our body has all the oxygen it needs to function, therefore you can say that the lungs allow all other organs to exist and all the other organs are dependent on the lungs. The lungs turn the oxygen into carbon dioxide gas that is produced when the whole process is completed.