Wanted to help on the Respiratory System By: Abdullah Bajwah
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.
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.
- 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.
Diseases and Disoders
(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.