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How Does Atherosclerosis Affect The Function And Structure Of The Cardiovascular System
Atherosclerosis is a common disease affecting the walls of arteries. Commonly described as "clogged" blood vessels, it can cause heart attack or stroke even without severe blockages: e.g., if blood clots form on plaques. High levels of LDL cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure, & aging can all contribute to atherosclerosis, but prevention is possible ...Read more
The structure?: To effect the structure of, say, the heart requires an embryological defect - in other words you're often born with it. Over time there's a ton of things that can effect the heart structure - commonly things like chronic hypertension or valvular disorders can effect the structure of the heart walls and chambers. ...Read more
Yes: The body works as a very efficient system where one complements the other and when one is out it has to be repaired for it to work in harmony. ...Read more
What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?
Many...: Via adrenaline it puts more stress on the heart, making it beat harder, stronger and faster. Nor-adrenaline causes the blood vessels to contract, raising the blood pressure. High Insulin levels, as in "pre-diabetes" cause the release of free fatty acids which damages the blood vessel walls, causing plaque formation. Cortisol and other hormones also have adverse effects. ...Read more
Could you tell me what functions do the cardiovascular system and respiratory system have in common?
The engine...: The main function of the cardiovascular system is to keep all of the other organ systems functioning by providing them with blood flow. All the organ systems work in harmony to make the body work, some act like filters, some like computers, some like machines. The heart is like the engine in the car. You need all the parts of the car to work to drive it, but won't go anywhere without the engine. ...Read more
NS to CS: The heart and cardiovascular system receive parasympathetic and sympathetic innervation. The parasympathetics are craniosacral and the sympathetic nerves are in the thoracic area of the spinal column. ...Read more
It Seems To Help: The exact cause-and-effect mechanism between excellent oral health & improved cardiovascular health is not yet know, but there is definitely a strong correlation. It's probably related to lower overall inflammation within the body in people with good gum health. Some studies suggest more than double the risk of fatal heart attack and stroke in people with unhealthy gums. So, don't risk it. Floss! ...Read more
You can't: You can assume that any tobacco smoke to which you are exposed is harmful. If you want to be more precise, an arterial blood gas test could measure your carboxyhemoglobin level which is a measure of the amount of carbon monoxide (ie smoke) to which you' ve been exposed. ...Read more
Smoking: In absolutely no positive way. The technicalities are too great to give here. See. :http://m.Hopkinsmedicine. Org/healthlibrary/conditions/adult/cardiovascular_diseases/smoking_and_cardiovascular_disease_85, p00242/. ...Read more
System: The two systems work together and require each other to function. If they weren't connected, symmetry and coordination wouldn't be effective. ...Read more
Supportive: The skeletal system physically supports the heart and lungs. ...Read more
It is perfused: By arteries with blood pumped by the heart. It also helps clear the toxins from the blood via the liver. The interactions are multiple. ...Read more
Stress: High levels of stress and anxiety can increase your heart rate and blood pressure. Over time this can accelerate atherosclerosis and other processes. Some people react worse to stress than others. The combination of stress and anxiety is probably additive. Finding ways to minimize both can make life both more enjoyable and perhaps less likely negatively effect your health. ...Read more
Quite efficiently: To simplify a very complex symbiotic relationship, the respiratory system brings oxygen to the alveolar surfaces of the lung where it passes into the red blood cells of the circulatory system to be taken to the rest of the body. Simultaneously red cells give up carbon dioxide brought to the lungs that is exhaled by the respiratory system. This exchange continues 24/7. Wish my car worked as well! ...Read more
Hmmm...: The heart is the "cardio" in "cardiovascular system." it is one of the major components and is responsible for pumping blood to every organ. ...Read more
Remodeling: The answer is far more complex than 400 characters allow. Heart failure causes an overload of adrenaline-like compounds that make the heart change shape and composition, and deposit scar tissue. Meanwhile, the kidneys and the heart get their ongoing tango out of step and start miscommunicating with each other resulting in blood pressure abnormalities and other further problems. ...Read more
AllFunctionEssential: Every cell in our body is dependant, (survival & function) on blood flow in a very nearby capillary for supply of o2 + nutrients & removal of co2 + wastes. The cardiovascular system, along with brain coordination of where the blood flow is preferentially sent, via control of arteriolar size/flow control to each bed of capillaries, at any given moment, is the system that enables these functions. ...Read more
Cardiovascular: Everything works together and all are interconnected, not enough space here to expand. ...Read more
Hummm!! ': Cardiovascular system circulate blood through out the body. Gi system absorbs the nutrients from body for body energy and function. ...Read more
You are what you eat: You truly are what you eat. The body is constantly breaking down, repairing and rebuilding all its various structures, even down to the molecular and atomic level. Some parts come from recycling, others from what you ingest! Eating foods that cause your body stress and increase inflammation can lead to negative effects on the heart and entire cardiovascular system (visit www. Whatscookingwithdoc. Com). ...Read more
In Harmony: Short answer is Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Internet, of course: Google image search yields a plethora of material and is a good place to start, but possibly more important is to specifically target which parts of the system are of greatest interest and then learn about function and physiology. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Blocked arteries is a condition in which a person has decreased or no blood flow in one or more of his arteries, due to obstructions inside the artery such as thick plaques, floating clumps of broken plaques, blood clots, etc... Severe compression due to a problem on the outside of an artery can also ...Read more
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