8 Fun Facts About Lungs

Pulmonary hypertension is a rare lung disease characterized by increased blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries that eventually makes breathing very difficult.

For patients with pulmonary hypertension, every breath matters. Check out why in this video.

Breathing is the most important thing our body does. Without lungs to breathe, we can’t live. It sounds simple, but how lungs work —  in fact, our entire respiratory system — is very complex.

Here’s a list of some very interesting facts from the Lung Institute that are worth knowing.

 

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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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