What Do the Lungs Do?

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Lungs are one of the most important organs we have in our body, and most of us take them for granted. But the lungs are the organs most affected by pulmonary hypertension.

Did you know that lungs can float? Learn that and more curious facts about lungs here.

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 unless you suffer from a lung condition that makes breathing a difficult task. There’s so much to learn about the body, the respiratory system, and the lungs.

In this video, shared by TED-Ed in 2014, learn more about what the lungs are, how they work, and what their role is in our body. How we breathe and transport oxygen to the body’s cells to keep them functioning, while also clearing the system of the carbon dioxide that this work generates – all without even thinking about it? Watch the video and listen to Emma Bryce explaining all you need to know about it.

Find out more about how to get stronger lungs with some useful breathing exercises.

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