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Can you imagine a person who is still alive but has no lungs? Maybe you can but it`s really impossible, right? Just try to inhale for five seconds and exhale then hold your breath for one hour. Can you do that? I bet you can`t. Only an extraordinary person can hold his breath for one hour. But for us who are just normal individual, we can hold breath for at least 1 to 3 minutes. Our lungs play a vital role for our survival. Without it, every single cell in our body will be deprived of having oxygen which may eventually lead to our death.

Young as you are, you consider yourself as a healthy person with a healthy lungs. But as you get older and engaged with vices particularly smoking, you can`t tell to yourself anymore that you still have a healthy lungs. A stick of cigarette may cause damage to hundreds of fragile alveoli. How much more if you can consume 20 sticks of cigarette a day? Do you think you will still have functional lungs after five years of smoking?

On the other hand, we all know that smoking is the major cause of most lung disorders. But do you that even if you`re a non-smoker you are still at risk for having lung problem? Yes, of course! You are at risk only if you are exposed to plenty of lung irritants such as passive smoke, factory smoke and other pollutants.

Every one of us must be appreciative and be grateful to enjoy the privilege of having normal breathing pattern. It is difficult for a person who has a lung disease and it`s not an easy thing to live with. To have a healthy lungs are very important to life and function. If somebody has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, the breathing doesn’t always come easily.

This was the reason of our patient to seek medical assistance because of experiencing shortness of breath (dyspnea) accompanied with hard cough. Thus, she with…...

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