Lungs Design And Purpose Index
The lungs are primarily responsible for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the air we breathe and the blood. Eliminating carbon dioxide from the blood is important, because as it builds up in the blood, headaches, drowsiness, coma, and eventually death may occur. The air we breathe in (inhalation) is warmed, humidified, and cleaned by the nose and the lungs.
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Pulmonary Fibrosis Article
- Pulmonary fibrosis definition and facts
- What is pulmonary fibrosis?
- What is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?
- What causes pulmonary fibrosis?
- What are signs and symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis?
- What are the signs and symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?
- What are the stages of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?
- Which specialties of doctors treat pulmonary fibrosis?
- How is pulmonary fibrosis diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for pulmonary fibrosis?
- What about pulmonary rehabilitation for pulmonary fibrosis?
- What are the complications of pulmonary fibrosis?
- Can pulmonary fibrosis be prevented?
- What is the prognosis and life expectancy for a person with pulmonary fibrosis?
- Where can I get information to improve the quality of life for those with pulmonary fibrosis?
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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Article
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) definition and facts
- What is the definition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?
- What are the signs and symptoms of COPD?
- What causes COPD?
- What are the risk factors for developing COPD?
- What are the four stages of COPD?
- What other diseases or conditions contribute to COPD?
- How is the diagnosis of COPD made?
- What is the treatment for COPD?
- What lifestyle changes (diet, exercise) and home remedies and care are recommended for people with
- What medications treat COPD?
- What other supplemental therapies help treat COPD complications and symptoms?
- What surgery is available to treat COPD?
- When to Seek Medical Care for COPD
- Can COPD be prevented?
- What is the prognosis for a person with COPD?
- Which types of doctors treat COPD?