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How do you breathe?

To ensure you have a thorough understanding of COPD, it is important that you know how your lungs work. This video will take you through the breathing process so you can visualise what your respiratory system looks like each time you take a breath.
 

The lungs are not a muscle and do not move on their own. The diaphragm, located under the bottom of the rib cage, is the main breathing muscle, acting like a suction pump.


Understanding how your lungs work will help you to better understand why COPD affects your breathing. This video will take you through the breathing process so you can visualise what your respiratory system looks like each time you take a breath.