Respiratory System - Got Breathing Problems?

Your respiratory system is an amazing collection of organs which facilitate the delivery and distribution of life-giving oxygen to every single cell in your body.

It also expels carbon dioxide, which is a waste product of your body's cells.


Oxygen is just part of several gases that constitute the air that you breathe in and yet, it's the most important because every cell in your body needs it for energy and growth.

When you breathe in dirty air or even if indoor air quality is poor, your system filters out foreign particles that enter your respiratory tract either through your mouth or your nose.


Some pollutants and other form of intruders such as bacteria and viruses are eaten by the macrophages in your immune system with proteolytic enzymes.


Your Body's Air Filter

Tiny hairs known as cilia protect your respiratory tract by filtering out dust and other unwelcome organisms that enter your nose along with the air that you inhale. Cilia are also present in your trachea. They prevent fluids and other particles from entering your lungs.


But the bad news is that in today's poor air quality due to the presence of ever-increasing air pollutants around us, chances are, you and I might develop breathing problems sooner or later.


It could mean serious trouble down the road when you regularly experience shortness of breath because your lungs are constantly exposed to an array of allergens and pollutants.



Allergens and Pollutants

  • Air-borne Pollen
  • Car Exhaust
  • Cigarette Smoke
  • Dust
  • Nicotine
  • Smog

Exposure to these allergens and pollutants on a regular basis makes it very difficult for your respiratory system to function efficiently. In addition, getting lung cancer is just one of the dangers of Smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke.


To counteract all of these, your best bet is to strengthen your respiratory functions and your immune system.

Do a lung cleanse by drinking aloe vera gel and fruit and vegetable juices.

And maintain a healthy respiratory system.


Related Articles

Second Hand Smoke - It causes lung cancer. It causes other deadly diseases such as, asthma, emphysema, heart disease, etc.


Bronchitis and Smoking - Bronchitis and smoking are often associated with each other. When you smoke, your bronchial tubes get irritated and it happens each time you take a puff on that cigarette


Preventing Asthma Attacks with aloe vera gel is an alternative approach that is worth looking into


Lung Cleanse - The most compelling reason why you should do a lung cleanse is because toxins enter your body not only through the food and drinks you consume, but also through the air that you breathe


Lung Cancer - It is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Believe it or not, but only 15% are detected in the early stages


Effects of Smoking - If you are a heavy smoker, let me tell you this reality...you will die. It may not be tomorrow, it may not be next month, it may not even be next year. But you will die


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