Introduction to emphysema
The lungs are a pair of organs in the chest that are primarily responsible for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the air we breathe and the blood.
The lung is composed of clusters of small air sacs (alveoli) divided by thin, elastic walls or membranes. Capillaries, the tiniest of blood vessels, run within these walls between the alveoli and allow blood and air to come near each other. The distance between the air in the lungs and the blood in the capillaries is very small, and allows molecules of oxygen and carbon dioxide to transfer across the membranes.
- americanpipedream said: Some of us use tumblr mostly through mobile. I was perfectly happy just scrolling by your monster posts on my phone, but having seen how rude you are to your followers on that point I don’t think I’ll continue to follow you.
I’m rude? Seriously?
I get messages of people asking me to do their homeworks, do research for them, or post certain things and most of the time, I’m super nice and oblige.
I don’t owe anyone anything. I didn’t develop Tumblr’s app, if you have a complaint about it, go tell them, not me.
I didn’t even respond to that question in a rude manner! I was told “I need” to do something, I was approached in a rather rude manner and I replied. Nicely.
I’m so done with people like you, who expect those who run educational blogs to be super nice to everyone like it’s our job. It’s not.
So, go on and unfollow. Have a nice day.
penrosedreams asked: You need to put some of your text posts under a Read More thingy.
All of my text posts are under a “Read More” thingy.
It’s not my fault the feature doesn’t work on your ipad/iphone/android.
What is COPD?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is comprised primarily of three related conditions, 1) chronic bronchitis, 2) chronic asthma, and 3) emphysema. In each condition there is chronic obstruction of the air flow through the airways and out of the lungs, and the obstruction generally is permanent and may progress over time.
While asthma features obstruction to the flow of air out of the lungs, usually, the obstruction is reversible. Between “attacks” of asthma the flow of air through the airways typically is normal. These patients do not have COPD. However, if asthma is left untreated, the chronic inflammation associated with this disease can cause the airway obstruction to become fixed. That is, between attacks, the asthmatic patient may then have abnormal air flow. This process is referred to as lung remodeling. These asthma patients with a fixed component of airway obstruction are also considered to have COPD.