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what is the definition or description of: vascular system?

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Dr. Joshua Buckler
Cardiology 19 years experience
Blood delivery: Of or pertaining to the system of arteries and veins that deliver blood to the organs.
Dr. Richard Sanders
Vascular Surgery 67 years experience
Arteries and veins: The vascular system performs circulation of blood throughout the body. It consists of the arteries and veins that run everywhere including the head, neck, chest, abdomen and all 4 extremities. The heart might also be included as it is the pump that circulates the blood thru the vascular system. The lymphatics of the body are also considered a third part of the vascular system.

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Why is the vascular system important?

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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
It's the plumbing: It is the plumbing necessary to delivery oxygen to all the tissues of the human body. It is also important for regulating blood flow and pressure. Without functioning blood vessels, tissues die.
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Is it possible for the vascular system to break down in just one spot?

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Dr. Robert Vorhies
Vascular Surgery 25 years experience
Technically No, but: Symptoms of vascular disease often present themselves one system at a time, but atherosclerotic disease is generally an all over body process. One particular.
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How do you compare the responsibilty of the lymph vascular system to the cardiovaacular system?

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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
2 different function: The cardiovascular system is composed of arteries which bring blood flow to organs muscles etc, and veins which return blood flow to the heart. The lymph system returns fluid, protein and works to cleanse our system. They also serve as the bodes defense mechanism against infection like the bodes own antibiotics. If they are not working well then legs can swell and infections can be more common.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What type of doctor deals with the vascular system?

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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
Cardiology 22 years experience
Many: Primary care, cardiologists, vascular & cardiovascular surgeons.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What can be done to improve your vascular system?

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Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 16 years experience
The Stuff You Hate: A few answers: 1) decrease the amount of fat and sugar in your diet 2) exercise more - at least 30 minutes/day at least every other day 3) keep track of your cholesterol and treat it if it's high or borderline high.

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