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What is the reason behind the Vital Capacity Increase with Age?
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In: Other | 10.03.2017
Vital capacity is the maximum amount of air a person can expel from the lungs after a maximum inhalation. It is measured by a spirometer which can be wet or regular. A normal adult has a vital capacity of between 3 and 5 litres.
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Vital Capacity is the amount of air that can be forcibly expelled from the lungs after breathing in as deeply as possible.
Because we old folks need it to put up with you young whippersnappers.
I would like to direct your attention to the graph below:
There is not linear relationship between age and VC. In fact, it begins decreasing in the fifth decade.
I still have the vital capacity of a much younger man. Dunno why, considering the rest of my body is messed up.