Advertisement

How do children's lungs grow?

Babies are born with about 5% of their air sacs. Children's lungs grow by adding air sacs from birth through age six.

Continue Learning about Healthy Respiratory System

Eat Plants to Keep Your Lungs Happy
Eat Plants to Keep Your Lungs Happy
Cutting your risk of lung cancer in half sounds pretty good. And all you may have to do to get there is eat more plants. Yep. Plant-based edibles -- l...
Read More
Why is proper lung function so essential to us?
Discovery HealthDiscovery Health
The air we breathe is composed of different gases, including oxygen. Our lungs take in this oxygen a...
More Answers
What happens when I breathe in germs?
Jumo HealthJumo Health
Sometimes, the air we breathe in contains germs, too. There are four main types of germs: bacteria, ...
More Answers
When Being Out of Breath Is Something Serious
When Being Out of Breath Is Something SeriousWhen Being Out of Breath Is Something SeriousWhen Being Out of Breath Is Something SeriousWhen Being Out of Breath Is Something Serious
Struggling for air? It might be a sign of a larger health concern like low blood pressure or heart failure. 
Start Slideshow

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.