Your respiratory system is the network of organs, tissues, and body parts that support breathing – airways, lungs, and blood vessels. Other major functions of the respiratory system include protecting your airways from harmful substances, warming air to match your body temperature, removing waste gases, giving you the ability to talk and smell, and delivering oxygen to your cells.
Respiratory conditions can develop through irritants in the air including viruses or bacteria. Others can be caused by aging or disease. Some conditions that affect the respiratory system are: asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, flu, lung cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
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