Those of us who are healthy often take the ability to breathe for granted. But there are many things that can go wrong with this essential system of the body, causing every breath to become a struggle.
What is the name of the tiny air sacs in the lungs where oxygen and carbon dioxide transfer occurs?
What does the medical term chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refer to?
something stuck in your throat
Which of the following impact air transfer in the lungs?
air circulation in the room
weak chest muscles
What sort of foods should be avoided for people with emphysema?
Which of the following nutrients is important to aid muscle contraction?
Which of the following spices is known for its anti-inflammatory properties?
Which of the following body systems are directly affected by cystic fibrosis?
the digestive system
the cardiovascular system
the muscular system
How many people in America have cystic fibrosis?
1 in 9
1 in 31
1 in 55
Curcumin is a spice that has been found to bypass the effects of cystic fibrosis. Which culture commonly uses it in their cooking?
People with cystic fibrosis become nutrition deficient. How is this corrected?
with food supplements
with a stomach feeding tube
Vitamin D is known for its role in bone development. Which other important function does it have?
It improves body tissue integrity.
It improves eyesight.
It strengthens the immune system.
Essential fatty acids help to reduce inflammation in the body. Which of the following fruits contain high levels of essential fatty acids?
Glutathione is a substance naturally produced in the body to aid repair and detoxification. What levels of glutathione are found in people with cystic fibrosis?
What attribute of microwave popcorn does the chemical diacetyl produce?
While the safety of microwave popcorn is still being investigated, what should you avoid?
eating microwave popcorn
smelling microwave popcorn
serving microwave popcorn
The SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) epidemic caused panic around the world. Why were scientists desperately trying to identify the virus?
to create a vaccine
to win the Nobel prize
to combat the potential use of SARS in biological warfare
Which of the following symptoms found in SARS is not a symptom of a regular flu?
shortness of breath
Who is at risk of getting SARS?
anyone in contact with someone infected
How long after exposure to SARS do symptoms appear?
within five days
within 10 days
within 15 days
SARS treatment is similar to which other respiratory disease?