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How is the health of cells in your lungs could affect the health of the rest of the body?


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May 17, 2010 5:04PM

As the cells in the lung are used to get rid of the carbon dioxide the body produces and take up oxygen the body needs for metabolic processes, if they are damaged this can prevent this from happening as efficiently.

So if the body can't eliminate carbon dioxide, it stays in the body and the blood becomes acidic.

If the body can't get enough oxygen, your body can't supply your organs with enough oxygen so they may not be able to carry out normal processes like aerobic respiration. If the oxygen supply is really low organs can even die off.