When you have a disability or chronic illness, one of the most important things you can do is to learn as much as you can about it. The more you know, the easier it should be to get a handle on those days when you feel like it is a constant battle and you are not sure you are winning.
Knowing the language or words that go with COPD/Asthma is a great way to start or to continue to refresh a person’s knowledge of the ins and outs of the lifelong health companion which we are dealing with.
With all that in mind, let’s discuss ‘Cilia’.
‘Cilia’ are possible one of the most important features of the breathing machine we have within us.
Tiny, hair like structures (or fibers) is what ‘Cilia’ is as it lines the bronchial airways and work like little whisk brooms in sweeping the bad stuff like dirt, bacteria, dust and mucus up and out of those airways leading into the depth of our lungs.
The work of the ‘Cilia’ is what will most likely cause most of the coughing spells that we may get, as the force of coughing helps the ‘Cilia’ make the sweep of gunk out of our lungs and airways.
ONE THING TO REMEMBER is that the ‘Cilia’ can be damaged and even destroyed by harmful things we breath in like cigarette smoke, chemical exhaust, cooking steam and smoke, as well as from pollution we may find that we breathe in while walking down the street or running in the park.
In our own individual battles with COPD/Asthma, be sure to learn and understand as many descriptive and defining words of importance to our understanding to what is going on within those battles.
Today that word in of importance and in need of note and understanding – is ‘Cilia’.
NOTE TO REMEMBER: We only give descriptions and highlights of various aspects of having COPD and/or asthma and no way do we ever want our information to be considered medical treatment type of information, always consult your physician for more, clearer and more medical founded information.
As always – if you or anyone you know have any symptoms involving lung and breathing functionality, and they linger over and over while disrupting a lifestyle – then please ask questions and get it checked out.
Remember always that without breathing a person is without life itself.
With that I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.
(Copyright@2017, CrossDove Writer)
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(Information gathered from various books and internet sources discussing COPD, Asthma and other lung diseases)