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Body Systems Affected By Heart Disease
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 significant plaques in them (coronary atherosclerosis, or coronary artery disease), people develop chest pains (angina), shortness of breath, chest tightness with exertion, heart attacks and various other consequences. ...Read more
Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more
It can eventually: effect almost all of them. Per CDC, incubation period is 2 to 21 days w average of 8 to 10 days. Early sx's: high fever, chills, sore throat, weakness, fatigue, malaise, headache, lack of appetite,low back pain & muscular /joint aching. Sx's may progress to nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea (potentially bloody), marked weight loss, chest pain, coughing, hemorrhagic rash over body, > ...Read more
The visual system: Cataracts are a loss of clarity in the natural lens in the eye. They occur in everyone eventually and affect overall vision. Cataracts are the leading cause of reversible blindness worldwide. If cataracts are left too long, vision can be severely limited which can make daily tasks more difficult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Disease of misfolded: Proteins, affecting numerous neurotransmitters, especially a Dopamine deficit. Main brain systems include basal ganglia (especially substantial nigra), but also dorsal vagal nucleus, locus ceruleous, and pallidum. But we are now finding areas of pathology in the gut (meissner's plexus), so this may be more systemic than we used to think. ...Read more
CAD (Coronary Artery Disease ) effects only the heart muscle (by lowering it's blood supply" but the SAME DISEASE PROCESS generally is also occurring in the general vascular system ( legs and brain) and if the heart fails the kidneys will also be affected.
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Varies: The primary systems involved in CP are the muscles and nervous involved in movement and maintaining posture. Abnormally high or low muscle tone and impairments in the control of these muscle are the hallmark of cp.Other systems can have associated problems, like seizures, visual defects and more. This is a broad diagnosis that varies from very mild to quite disabling, so its features also vary. ...Read more
Beyond the heart: The lungs see increased pressure backing up, causing fluid accumulation. Chronically decreased forward flow from the heart often causes kidney damage. Rarely, if there are high enough pressures backing up to the lungs, this transmits from the lungs to the right side of the heart, and you can get back up from there to the liver, causing passive congestion, and sometimes even cirrhosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The central and peripheral nervous system can be infected directly as in meningitis, encephalitis and neuritis. Many nervous system, esp CNS diseases involve excess or deficiencies in various neurotransmitters, e.g. Parkinson's (low dopamine), depression (low serotonin or norepinephrine), psychosis (excess dopamine). Also there are degenerative diseases of the nervous system, e.g. Alzheimer's. ...Read more
Eyes: Astigmatism is caused by changes in the cornea of the eye. The cornea functions as the watch crystal focusing light into the eye. Astigmatism is the natural changes in the cornea that is one cause of a patient needing glasses or contacts. Astigmatism can be measured by special computers in your eye doctors office! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: All of us have e coli in our colon and it is a normal part of out being. Some strains of e coli can cause diarrhea and renal damage. E coli is a common cause of urinary infections. In a person with anatomic abnormalities or immune disorders, e coli can infect any organ, including the brain. ...Read more
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