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. Some problems can be cured and some can be managed, but some become fatal. Find out how much you know about respiratory problems by taking this quiz.
Question 1 of 20
What is the name of the tiny air sacs in the lungs where oxygen and carbon dioxide transfer occurs?
Question 2 of 20
What does the medical term chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refer to?
Question 3 of 20
Which of the following impact air transfer in the lungs?
Question 4 of 20
What sort of foods should be avoided for people with emphysema?
Question 5 of 20
Which of the following nutrients is important to aid muscle contraction?
Question 6 of 20
Which of the following spices is known for its anti-inflammatory properties?
Question 7 of 20
Which of the following body systems are directly affected by cystic fibrosis?
Question 8 of 20
How many people in America have cystic fibrosis?
Question 9 of 20
Curcumin is a spice that has been found to bypass the effects of cystic fibrosis. Which culture commonly uses it in their cooking?
Question 10 of 20
People with cystic fibrosis become nutrition deficient. How is this corrected?
Question 11 of 20
Vitamin D is known for its role in bone development. Which other important function does it have?
Question 12 of 20
Essential fatty acids help to reduce inflammation in the body. Which of the following fruits contain high levels of essential fatty acids?
Question 13 of 20
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?
Question 14 of 20
What attribute of microwave popcorn does the chemical diacetyl produce?
Question 15 of 20
While the safety of microwave popcorn is still being investigated, what should you avoid?
Question 16 of 20
The SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) epidemic caused panic around the world. Why were scientists desperately trying to identify the virus?
Question 17 of 20
Which of the following symptoms found in SARS is not a symptom of a regular flu?
Question 18 of 20
Who is at risk of getting SARS?
Question 19 of 20
How long after exposure to SARS do symptoms appear?
Question 20 of 20