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Doctor insights on: List Of Diseases Of The Circulatory System

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Circulatory Disorders (Definition)

Circulatory disorders is a term for any disease that affects veins or arteries ...Read more


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What diseases affect the structure of the cardiovascular system?

What diseases affect the structure of the cardiovascular system?

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 theres 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

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Why do diseases of the circulatory system often affect the health of the rest of the body?

Why do diseases of the circulatory system often affect the health of the rest of the body?

Well: This is a very good question. Now if you remember the circulatory system travels throughout the body so if there is a disease of the circulatory system it will be spread throughout the body because the circulatory system travels everywhere ...Read more

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What are the diseases of the immune system?

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What are the diseases of the immune system?

Immune deficiency: The immune system is responsible for preventing and fighting infections. It is made of white cells. There are many diseases that affect the number or the function of these cells causing immune deficiency with resulting infections. ...Read more

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What are the effects of lack of exercise on the circulatory system?

What are the effects of lack of exercise on the circulatory system?

Get Up and Go: Effective exercising will increase the blood flow to every cell in the body. This is the way of effectively providing nutrients to grow, maintain and repair or various tissues. By limiting or reducing the exercise, the bodies tissues will be hard pressed to maintain, let alone grow and develop to the degree necessary to survive in a healthy state. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of disease of the nervous system?

There are many: There are too many to list. You have to be more specific about the disease or the symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the main functions of the cardiovascular system?

What are the main functions of the cardiovascular system?

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

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What things affect the health of the nervous system?

What things affect the health of the nervous system?

Numerous: A standard textbook of neurology read from cover to cover would answer your question in detail. But common neurological diseases include stroke, epilepsy, migraine, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's, and medical illnesses causing neurological complications such as alcohol, and diabetes; ...Read more

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What are the major organs of the nervous system?

What are the major organs of the nervous system?

Brain & Spinal Cord: The brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system (cns). The peripheral nervous system (pns) consists of the nerves and ganglia outside of the brain and spinal cord. ...Read more

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What causes organ malfunctions in the circulatory system?

What causes organ malfunctions in the circulatory system?

Many things: Generally speaking, many things. If the organ was previously functioning normally, usually malfunction is caused by some sort of injury on the gross level (like mechanical trauma) or on the cellular or sub-cellular level (i.e. some sort of disease process). Causes can also generally be grouped into "acquired" or "congenital" (meaning you were born with it). Hope this helps ...Read more

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What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?

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

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What are the consequences of malfuntioning of the respiratory system?

What are the consequences of malfuntioning of the respiratory system?

Many...: Difficulty breathing; Lack of oxygen; Poor delivery of oxygen to the other organs and tissues of the body, especially the heart and brain. A good respiratory system is essential. ...Read more

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What's the function of the lymphatic system?

Leak Patrol: The blood vessels leak approximately 1-3% of the fluid traveling through them. The lymph system picks up that extra fluid and (with the help of the skeletal muscles as they flex and relax) slowly returns it to the heart where it rejoins the rest of the fluid. ...Read more

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What are the subdivisions of the nervous system?

What are the subdivisions of the nervous system?

Nervous system: In general terms, the central nervous system (CNS) is made up of the brain & spinal cord. The peripheral ns includes the cranial nerves, spinal nerves, & all others outside of the cns. Functionally the autonomic ns involves essentially involuntary actions. The sympathetic ns is the 'fight or flight' emergency system & parasympathetic ns is the rest & digest system. They work together. ...Read more

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Number of the symptoms of autoimmune diseases?

Number of the symptoms of autoimmune diseases?

Too numerous: There are so many different symptoms based on which body system is affected by the particular autoimmune disease. For example, psoriasis affects the skin but can also affect the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis affects the joints but can also affect the lungs. Lupus erythematosus can affect multiple organ systems. The symptoms generally follow the organ systems but non-specific fatigue is common. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of disease in the nervous system?

What are the common causes of disease in the nervous system?

Suggestions: There are far too many common neurological conditions to address here. If you have a keen interest, several general neurologist textbooks are readily available, and online, Wikipedia could be a start. ...Read more