• Question: What would happen if our hair like cilia in our lungs get damaged

    Asked by harshita to M on 20 Mar 2020.
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      M S answered on 20 Mar 2020:


      So it depends how your cilia get damaged. If its a genetic damage that is irreversible with no treatment.

      If its because of smoke, sometimes if its extreme that might be irreversible. But you have basal cells which basically have the ability to renew these type of cells.

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