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Ways to improve lung capacity

The lungs are very important and primary organs of the respiratory system in humans and also in other animals. Lungs are the pair of air-filled, spongy organs which are located on both side of the chest or thorax. Pleura, a thin tissue layer covers the lungs from outside and inside of the chest cavity. While a thin layer of fluid acts as a lubricant allowing the lungs to slip smoothly as they expand and contract with each breath.

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Ways to improve lung capacity

Lung capacity

Lung Capacity is said to be the maximum amount of breath taken by lung. Factors affecting lung capacity are age, sex, body composition and ethnicity. The maximum amount of air you can forcibly exhale from your lungs after fully inhaling is about 80 percent of the total capacity, or 4.8 litres, as some amount of air remains within the lungs once you exhale.

Lung volumes depend on body size, especially height. Generally the total lung capacity (TLC) corrected for age remains unchanged throughout the life. While the functional residual capacity and residual volume increase with age, resulting in a lower vital capacity.

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