In Respiratory System Alterations, we can see illustrations related to respiratory failure. A disease in which the blood does not have enough oxygen or has too much carbon dioxide. Sometimes you can have both problems. When you breathe, your lungs fill with oxygen. Oxygen passes into your blood, which carries it to all organs, such as the heart and brain, that need oxygen-rich blood to function well. Another function of respiration is to remove carbon dioxide from the blood by removing air. Having too much carbon dioxide in your blood can damage your organs. This can affect the muscles, nerves, bones or tissues that have to do with breathing.
It is difficult or uncomfortable to get the oxygen your body needs. Sometimes breathing problems are due to a stuffy nose or strenuous exercise. In these illustrations of Alterations Respiratory System, we can see how lung conditions such as asthma, emphysema or pneumonia cause breathing difficulties. The most common chronic diseases in the field of pulmonology are: chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary emphysema, asthma and bronchiectasis. The increase in mucus can occur in people with chronic bronchitis, allergic rhinitis or a simple postnasal drip.