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Can you tell me how anaphylaxis cause circulatory shock?

Can you tell me how anaphylaxis cause circulatory shock?

Yes: Due to the release of histamine and other molecules, the blood vessels become overly leaky allowing blood to exit the blood vessels and distribute in tissue. This does not leave enough blood left inside the vessels to adequately bring oxygen to the brain, heart and lungs. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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What are the dangers of massage to acute soft tissue injury and circulatory disorders?

What are the dangers of massage to acute soft tissue injury and circulatory disorders?

No danger if appropr: Massage therapy is not generally recommended in acute soft tissue injury. Massage could be done to the rest of the body including lymphatic drainage massage . For circulatory disorders it is a very good healing method. Massage therapy is a form of physical therapy and the same rule applies here- patient should have comfortable, pleasant, feeling. ...Read more

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How to improve circulatory system?

How to improve circulatory system?

Exercise!: Exercise is best way to improve circulatory system as well as get/stay healthy. ...Read more

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What are good practices for the circulatory system?

What are good practices for the circulatory system?

Cardiology: Good question, but probably the wrong forum. To answer this question would take up a full text book. I am happy to hear that your are curious and maybe you can get into a class to learn about physiology and biology and pathology. Maybe you can be on your way to medical school. Keep learning. ...Read more

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How does the circulatory system work?

How does the circulatory system work?

Blood: All the cells that compose your body require a continuous supply of oxygen and nutrients and means of removing waste. These functions are performed by blood. Your heart pumps oxygen rich blood to all areas and receive oxygen poor blood in return - simulataneously, your heart separately pumps this oxygen poor blood to your lungs and receives it to pump everywhere else. Blood goes round and round. ...Read more

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Why does the body need a circulatory system?

Why does the body need a circulatory system?

Easy.: Circulatory system is essential to move nutrients and oxygen to cells and to remove waste. Having a transport system allows cells to specialize. If there were no circulation every cell would have to perform many more functions independently. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a circulatory disorder?

What sort of disease is a circulatory disorder?

Blood flow...: Guess you mean a disorder where blood flow to a region is abnormal. Can be due to atherosclerosis, as in the legs with pad, or as in coronary artery disease. Can also have spasm, sometimes cold-induced, as in raynaud's disease. ...Read more