Lung Health Basics Fact Sheet

Two illustrated lung characters, one is holding a clipboard. A diagram of a person whose lungs are visible, with a close-up of an air sac with carbon dioxide entering and oxygen leaving the air sac. A young woman uses an inhaler. A young man coughs into a tissue. An air sac filled with fluid. A man breathes in through a measurement device, assisted by a healthcare provider. A man walks on a treadmill, monitored by a healthcare provider. A gray-haired man stands next to a portable oxygen tank.

This factsheet provides definitions for basic lung health terms, some of the tests doctors use to see how well the lungs are working, plus treatment devices and methods to help those with lung conditions breathe easier.

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