Diseases, infections, airborne toxins, smoking and pollution can damage lungs. When the lungs are sick they can no longer do a good job of taking oxygen from the air. In addition, sick lungs cannot release the carbon dioxide produced by the body. Damage to the alveoli, where oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged, leads to their destruction. As more alveoli are destroyed, the lungs lose their ability to function normally.
- Q Why is oxygen so important?
- Q What is the best way to keep your lungs healthy?
- Q What is the role of oxygen in my body?
- Q What is the right way to breathe?
- Q Is there any other determining factor to test how well I’m using oxygen?
- Q Why is proper lung function so essential to us?