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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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Could you please describe the functions of the circulatory system?

Could you please describe the functions of the circulatory system?

I just went over: this with my 16 year old daughter for her biology class. Is this part of a school assignment? It is better for you to learn about it rather than me try to cover it in 400 characters or less. Here is a great article: https://www.livescience.com/22486-circulatory-system.html ...Read more

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What is the function of the lungs in the circulatory system?

What is the function of the lungs in the circulatory system?

Oygenation: The short answer is that the lungs oxygenate the venous blood. ...Read more

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How can poor diet affect the function of the circulatory system?

How can  poor diet affect the function of the circulatory system?

Atherosclerosis: This condition is caused by poor diet which is typically a diet with too much animal fat in it. It also occurs in obese people and in those who have diabetes once again due to over eating. Excessive fat(cholesterol) is deposited inside the arteries which leads to damaged vasculature , a set up for heart attack and or stroke due to blood clots forming inside the diseased arteries. ...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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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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How can you keep your circulatory system healthy?

How can you keep your circulatory system healthy?

Follow the following: Exercise most days of the week (aerobic work), eat fruits and vegetables liberally, limit saturated fats, increase fish and fish oil intake, have fiber with each meal, keep your weight in check, don't smoke at all or drink excessively (one or two drinks weekly). The lower the better on LDL and the higher the better on HDL. ...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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Which ailments of the circulatory system are most common?

Which ailments of the circulatory system are most common?

Here is the list: High blood pressure(hypertension) atherosclerosis(hardening of the arteries). This can lead to heart attack(coronary artery occlusion), stroke or peripheral vascular disease(may cause gangrene from poor circulation in the legs). Vascular occlusions can also occur due to blood clots inside the diseased arteries and or inside the veins(venous thrombosis which can lead to pulmonary embolism( lungs). ...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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How does the circulatory system work and how essential is it?

How does the circulatory system work and how essential is it?

It is essential for: Humans can not survive without circulatory system which includes heart and blood vessels. This system provides oxygen carrying blood to all parts of the body. The heart pumps blood and the arteries carry it around and the veins return it back to heart(and lungs for oxygenation). ...Read more

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How does angina affects the circulatory system?

How does angina affects the circulatory system?

Other way around: Angina is caused by problems in your circulatory system. It does not cause them. Here's a good read on Angina: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/angina/basics/causes/CON-20031194 Talk w/ your doctor to best manage this condition. It can make all the difference! Best regards. ...Read more

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How do the lungs depend on the circulatory system?

How do the lungs depend on the circulatory system?

Physiology ?: I recommend you go to Wikipedia for questions like this. Too complex for 400 spaces. ...Read more

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Does leukemia affect the circulatory system?

Does leukemia affect the circulatory system?

Not so much.: Leukemia is a malignancy of blood and their bone marrow progenitors. They usually circulate in the blood normally without causing problems to blood flow. If left untreated, however leukemia can lead to extremely high blood counts, to the point where normal blood flow would be impaired. ...Read more

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How does smoking affect your circulatory system?

How does smoking affect your circulatory system?

Vasculopathy.: Smoking is a risk factor for heart attacks, strokes and peripheral vascular disease. It disrupts the integrity and functioning of the blood vessels. ...Read more