I am one of those that has been given the honor of traveling life with the companionship of COPD and severe Asthma.
While the honor is many times pushed by the frustration and battle with those companions, I have over time come to grips that it is what it is and I must make the best of it.
I knew I must learn more about this companion the medical folks call COPD and severe Asthma, so I have read about, ask questions about it and spent time nearly every day scouring the internet for information, articles and more.
I also knew it is good to share, so as a writer I decided what better way to share what I am learning and finding than through informational, inspirational and personal writings about my travels with COPD and severe Asthma.
This is part of an on-going series we call ‘Reflections of COPD/Asthma’ and today we give you set four of a six-part set we refer to as ‘Outside/Inside of Them Lungs’.
Set 4 – – ‘Looking at Your Lungs from the Inside’:
Today we will have a brief discussion on the process of ‘Oxygen Exchange’ which is simply that process of getting the oxygen to your blood system while removing the carbon dioxide out of your blood system – or an exchange of oxygen for carbon dioxide.
Every time you take a breath those millions of ‘alveoli’ takes that fresh oxygen you brought in and passes on through their thin walls to the network of microscopic blood vessels called capillaries which in turn pass the oxygen into the bloody system where it travels on to those important things like your heart, brain and other parts of your human machine.
At that same point of oxygen exchange from the ‘aveoli’ to the blood system, the ‘aveoli’ filters out the carbon dioxide from the blood system and passes it outward as you exhale.
The amazing thing about this oxygen exchange is it happens in a fraction of a second and your body will do it an average of 15-25 times every minute while you are resting. Your brain is wired to keep this process every minute of every hour of every day – amazing it is.
That my friends is part 4 of what WheezingAway is calling ‘Outside/Inside – Your Lungs’. Next posting in our series we will have the first of two final discussions dealing with what may be going wrong with the functioning of your lungs.
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.
ALWAYS REMEMBER > A person without good breathing, is a person with a life of constant caution’, so let’s do what we can, to learn what we can, to improve what we can.
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.
With that I bid to all – smiles, prayers, blessings and steady breathing – Mr. William.
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(Information used is gathered from a various number of books, magazines and websites followed and read by Mr. William.)