In this post, we'll look at a vital organ in the body that is often overlooked and jeopardized by bad habits such as smoking. One of the most important organs in the human body is the lungs. On either side of the heart, we have two lungs in our body. The lungs' primary purpose is to assist us in breathing for us to survive.
This is accomplished by the mechanism of gas exchange, which involves removing oxygen from the atmosphere and adding it to the bloodstream, followed by the release of carbon dioxide from the bloodstream into the atmosphere. Another role of the lungs is to provide ventilation, which allows for vocal sounds such as human speech. As a result, it is important that we take care of our lungs in order to prevent damage to this vital organ.
Emphysema is one of the most common lung disorders.
This is a form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease brought about by smoking. Breathing becomes difficult as a result of the disease, as the delicate walls between the lungs' air sacs are weakened, trapping air in the lungs.
2) Chronic Bronchitis.
This is characterized by recurrent episodes of productive cough, which is normally caused by smoking and is followed by breathing difficulties.
Bacterial infection of one or both lungs, with Streptococcus pneumonia being the most common cause.
Asthma is a lung disease that affects millions of people worldwide.
Shortness of breath and wheezing occur when the lungs' airways (bronchi) become inflamed and may spasm. Asthma symptoms are often triggered by allergies, viral infections, or air pollution.
5) Pleural effusion.
This happens as fluid builds up between the lung and the inside of the chest wall, which is usually very small (the pleural space). Pleural effusions can cause breathing difficulties if they are big.
6) Lung cancer is a form of cancer that affects the lungs.
Almost any portion of the lungs may be affected by cancer. Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer.
7) Tuberculosis is a disease that affects people.
The bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis causes this steadily progressive pneumonia. Tuberculosis symptoms include a chronic cough, fever, weight loss, and night sweats.
8) Influenza virus.
An infection caused by one or more flu viruses that lasts a week or more and causes fever, body aches, and coughing. Influenza can lead to life-threatening pneumonia, especially in the elderly and those with medical conditions.
Anyone who finds any of the following signs in their body should pay close attention to their lungs because they are symptoms of lung disease.
- Shortness of breath.
- Difficulty breathing.
Some of the risk factors that make us susceptible to these diseases include:
2) Genetic influences.
3) Dirt and dust exposure
4) Poor personal hygiene.
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