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Emphysema-Emphysema is a disease that causes the alveoli the tiny air sacs where the air meets the blood in your lungs not to work properly This means not as much oxygen can get into the blood of the person and it makes breathing difficult Because the blood isnt getting as much oxygen as it is supposed to the body cells arent getting the oxygen they need to release the energy in food A person with emphysema cant exercise at all because the lungs arent able to supply enough oxygen A person with severe emphysema cant even go for a walk without running out of breath Asthma-Asthma is an illness where the cells lining the insides of the bronchial tubes the tubes going into the lungs swell up and not enough air can get into the lungs Lots of things can set off an asthma attack like cigarette smoke some drugs and infections like colds and the flu There is no cure for asthma but attacks can be prevented by avoiding the things that set them off like smoke pets or dust There are also some medications that can be taken that cause the bronchial tubes to loosen up It is possible to live quite happily with asthma and many people in the world doLung Cancer- Lung cancer is when damaged cells in your lungs grow out of control The bad cells also known as cancer get bigger and bigger until they crowd out and kill the healthy cells in your lungs This makes it very painful and difficult to breathe and it can even kill you One of the major causes for lung cancer is cigarette smoke In fact 8 out of 10 lung cancer victims are smokers Smoke from cigarettes has things called carcinogens in it that can make healthy cells become cancer cells There are also some carcinogens in polluted air Polluted air can come from anywhere cars factories or even places in
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