Taking a Look at Cystic Fibrosis

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There are many diseases that greatly affect our respiratory physiology; one of those diseases is cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis, according to the National Institute of Health (2013), is an inherited disease of the secretory glands or exocrine glands. Not only does this disease affect our respiratory system, it takes a toll on our digestive system. The respiratory system includes the gas exchange from our external atmosphere and our internal environment. This gas exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide through our atmosphere and lungs does play a roll with cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is inherited, it affects many parts of the body mainly the respiratory system, and there are many signs and symptoms to this overwhelming disease.
The respiratory system is the body’s source for breathing. Without our respiratory system, gas exchange would not be able to occur. Inhaling oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide.
In our respiratory system our upper airways and bronchi can be said to warming, humidifying, and filtering inspired air. By warming the air inhaled it will not cause damage to our internal environment which is body temperature, with warming the air that is inhaled cold air will reach that body temperature, humidifying our body through inhalation of oxygen, our epithelial cells remain moist and do not dry out (Silverthorn, 2013), and finally the mucus that is in our pharynx come upon many inhaled microorganisms and/or other pathogens. As Silverthorn (2013) states, mucus

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