8 Curious Facts About Lungs

Pulmonary hypertension is a rare lung disease that refers to an increase in blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries, which results in a severe difficulty in breathing among patients.

And with pulmonary hypertension, every breath matters, as some patients explain to you in this article.

Breathing is the most important thing your body does; without it, you simply can not live. It’s something you do without even thinking about it unless you suffer from a lung condition that makes your breathing a difficult task. But there are many facts about the body, the respiratory system and the lungs that most of us are unaware of.

Here’s a list of some curious facts about the lungs that are worth taking a look at (source: Lung Institute website):

1. A person usually breathes an average of 13 pints of air every minute.


Read more about inhaling, exhaling and how breathing works.

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Marta graduated from Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto with a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters degree in New Communication Technologies. She has experience in social media, worked with several media channels, and has also worked as a freelance photographer and a graphic artist for almost 10 years.

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