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However, I don't believe that you have any issues with any of these parts, you should go to a specialist, a pulmonologist.
So Dr. Ross tells me that you experimented with marijuana after you got your tonsils removed. Your palatine tonsils are two lymphatic tissue masses located on each side of the oropharynx
Yeah the pain was nearly intolerable and I heard it may help.
It might make you feel better, but the effect that it may have on your lungs and pleura will be detrimental in the future.
Well you have two passages that air can come through, your mouth and your nostrils. If it goes through your mouth, it's not filtered. However, when it goes through your nose, its protected by nasal mucosa and your turbinates. The nasal mucosa produces mucous and makes your nostrils moist. The turbinates help keep your nose warm and also moist as ridges of tissue. Also its protected by hairs in your nose which filter the air.
Wait...... How is my breathing different than somebody who doesn't smoke?
After the air passes through your nose and mouth it goes through your trachea. It gets filtered once again by the cilia. It goes from the larynx to your bronchial tubes and is a large membranous tube reinforced by cartilage. The main bronchi are on the left and right of the trachea and are what pass air through to the lungs and out. These branch into the bronchioles and that's where the alveoli lie. The alveoli is where gas exchange happens and that's the movement of gas from an area of high concentration to low concentration.
Knowing this information, you need to know how your respiratory system will be affected if you continue to abuse marijuana. Marijuana smoke contains a similar range of harmful chemicals to that of tobacco smoke including bronchial irritants, tumor promoters and carcinogens. As inhaled smoke comes into contact with airway and lung before being absorbed into the bloodstream, it is likely to affect the respiratory system.
Wow, that pulmonologist was so helpful and he made me realize that if I don't start taking care of what I have then I'm gonna end up losing my ability to breathe. I'm going to start by thanking each of my respiratory parts in my body for not failing me even in desperate times.
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