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Get to Know Your Healthy Lungs

Knowledge is Power

Take the time to learn about healthy lungs. It will help you to understand how COPD damages the lungs and how this lung damage affects the daily life of someone with COPD. Having a clear picture of what effect COPD has on the lungs will help you to maintain and improve your lungs health.

People with normal healthy lungs breathe 12-18 times a minute, that’s 20,000 time a day!

Oxygen is delivered to the lungs with each breath. Oxygen is your body’s fuel to maintain growth and repair every cell in your body. You need healthy lungs to keep your body working like it should.

 

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