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how does heart disease affect the circulatory system

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Coronary disease: It suggests that the blood flow to the heart muscle is impaired and the heart function in consequence is negatively impacted thus decreasing the funct ... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart disease: If the heart doesn't pump adequate blood to supply the demands of the various organ systems, they don't function normally
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
32 years experience Vascular Surgery
Related : The heart is the pump of the cardiovascular system. When it doesn't work well the cardiovascular system does not work well.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jagdish Mishra
37 years experience Cardiology
Mostly Heart: Coronary arteries are the main vessels coming off the aorta supplying blood to the heart muscle. There are 3 main coronary arteries. When they have si ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Freeman
17 years experience Cardiology
Shortness of breath: Shortness of breath or dyspnea can be a symptom of the respiratory system or from coronary disease. Heart disease can make it more difficult to breath ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Other way around: Angina is caused by problems in your circulatory system. It does not cause them. Here's a good read on Angina: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-cond ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart attack: The loss of cardiac function can decrease cardiac output, lower bp, increase heart rate or cause conduction and rhythm abnormalities, CHF and shock ar ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Caffeine circulation: Great discussion at wikipedia. Ever heard of it? Give it a try. The effects are very complex and I have studied them. Cannot give adequate detail in 4 ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
May not: However, with symptoms of angina chest pressure and pain, people may not breathe deeply. With clots on the right heart from myocardial infarction, pu ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Skeletal system: The cells within your blood are produced in the bone marrow within your bones. This includes red cells (RBCs), white cells (WBCs) and platelets. You ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Govind Sharma
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Respiration and hear: Severe coronary artery disease advrsly affecet respirations.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
8 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Lowers immunity : Kidney diseases usually lowers someone's immunity as evidenced by the high risk of these patients to develop infections ( pneumonia, urine infection e ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orlando Puente
40 years experience Vascular Surgery
No O2 no function: Easy think of it as an engine the blood is the gas that supplies the body and you need to have oxygen to run the body, so when you breathe te blood ge ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
The brain shrinks: and the neuron , the dendrites and microtubules are destroyed and form amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles . The symptoms include severe mem ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience Cardiology
Depends on size and: Depends on the size and location of the stroke. Depending on the locations your symptoms could go from blindness, impaired movement, unable to underst ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Complex disorder: Predominantly a disease of low levels of neurotransmitters in the brain involving pigmented nuclei. Main culprit is declining dopamine level in basal ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
32 years experience Cardiology
Fluid : If the heart fails it allows blood and fluids to build up in the lungs causing difficulty breathing thus the term "congestion".
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Hypothyroid: Hypothyroidism if severe enough causes high cholesterol and it can accelerate arteriosclerosis, which is basically aging process of cardiovascular sys ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Decrease it!: All chronic body illnesses weaken the immune system. Physical and mental--- makes no different. Weakens the immune response!
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: Changing or Impairing sexual function always result from multiple factors with aging leading its pack and vascular disease is key factor to restrict b ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
41 years experience General Surgery
Increases metabolism: Thyriod hormone affects the whole body.It helps the normal processes function at optimal speeds. It functions like "sparkplugs". When you have a condi ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Vasculopathy.: Smoking is a risk factor for heart attacks, strokes and peripheral vascular disease. It disrupts the integrity and functioning of the blood vessels.

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