The respiratory system consists of all the tissue and organs designed to bring air to the gas exchange surface where oxygen is absorbed and carbon dioxide is released. The respiratory system helps you breath. This system is important because if we cant breath we wont be able to live. The main organs inside this system is the nose and lungs. Emphysema can affects the respiratory system.
Emphysema is when the air sacs of the lungs are damaged and enlarged causing people hard to breath. This affect the respiratory system because Emphysema make your lungs grow larger and if you lungs are large you will have problems breathing. The symptoms of this Emphysema are coughing and wheezing.