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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Vascular System (Overview)

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 of the vascular system.


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Why is the vascular system important?

Why is the vascular system important?

Vascular system: Supplies blood to body and no organ can survive without blood flow ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
7 doctors shared insights

Vascular System (Overview)

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 of the vascular system.


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Managing Peripheral Vascular Disease (Checklist)

Try to continue walking
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Make sure that your risk factors, such as blood pressure and cholesterol, are addressed
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Inspect your feet daily, and call your medical doctor if you experience any wounds
Daily
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What is the definition or description of: vascular system?

What is the definition or description of: vascular system?

Arteries and veins: 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 of the vascular system. ...Read more

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Is it possible for the vascular system to break down in just one spot?

Is it possible for the vascular system to break down in just one spot?

Technically No, but: Symptoms of vascular disease often present themselves one system at a time, but atherosclerotic disease is generally an all over body process. One particular. ...Read more

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What can you do to retract the ovasity from the cardio-vascular system?

Ovasity: Well first you have to know what you mean by ovasity, it is not a term we use. ...Read more

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Hi! I was wondering about if a binary vascular system could be supported within the normal human body. If so, would it be advised?

Hi! I was wondering about if a binary vascular system could be supported within the normal human body. If so, would it be advised?

See below: Yes, it can be supported but probably not the best thing since it would require 2 hearts. This would put quite a bit of load on the lungs, take up a lot of space needed for other things (including double the vasculature) and it's doubtful it would be any more efficient than a health cardiovascular system the "usual" singular way. ...Read more

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How can leukemia effect the cardio vascular system?

How can leukemia effect the cardio vascular system?

Yes: Leukemia is associated with anemia which can directly affect cardiac function. Thrombocytopenia (low platelets) can cause bleeding into the pericardium with tamponade. Abnormal leukocytes can lead to infection, including endocarditis. Some chemotherapy drugs are cardiotoxic and arrhythmogenic. ...Read more

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Exactly what effects would smoking have on the cardio-vascular system?

Exactly what effects would smoking have on the cardio-vascular system?

Atherosclerosis: Tobacco and nicotine injure arteries and over time are one of the major causes of atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries.
This leads to heart attacks and strokes to name the two most dangerous. ...Read more

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How can the respitory system work together with the cardio vascular system?

Cardiorespiratory: Read this:

http://www.Ask.Com/question/what-is-the-cardiorespiratory-system.

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M58, how true that caltrate is bad for males of my age because it plaques vascular system?

M58, how true that caltrate is bad for males of my age because it plaques vascular system?

Oversimplified.: If one is vitamin k deficient, it is true that ingested calcium tends to go into the arteries and not into bone because osteoblasts function poorly and don't take calcium into bone. In addition, those who get their calcium from their food have fewer fractures compared with those on calcium pills. Elevated osteocalcin correlates with vit k deficiency and it's treatable by taking vit k orally. ...Read more

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How do you compare the responsibilty of the lymph vascular system to the cardiovaacular system?

How do you compare the responsibilty of the lymph vascular system to the cardiovaacular system?

2 different function: The cardiovascular system is composed of arteries which bring blood flow to organs muscles etc, and veins which return blood flow to the heart. The lymph system returns fluid, protein and works to cleanse our system. They also serve as the bodes defense mechanism against infection like the bodes own antibiotics. If they are not working well then legs can swell and infections can be more common. ...Read more

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When a thrombus travels through the vascular system what is it called?

When a thrombus travels through the vascular system what is it called?

Embolism: The process is embolism. The blood clot, thrombus, breaks loose and becomes a thromboembolus. If it lodges in the lung, the result is pulmonary thromboembolism. If it lodges in the brain, the result is cerebral thromboembolism and so forth. ...Read more

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How does the vascular system play a role in impotence?

How does the vascular system play a role in impotence?

Absolutely: The vasular system is extremely important in regards to all aspects of body function, especially with erectile dysfunction. Many conditions impair blood supply to the penis which leads to impotence. Such problems include diabetes, hypertension , and elevated cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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How dose human body prevent blood clotting inside your vascular system?

How dose human body prevent blood clotting inside your vascular system?

Blood clotting: Your blood has several substances (factors) which cause clotting and several factors which inhibit clotting. Normally these are in a sort of balance and your blood does not clot unless it remains stagnant somewhere like people with certain arrhythmias, or you have an injury, or you are immobilized in bed or sometimes during a long period of sitting. ...Read more

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What is the sequence of blood flow through the heart and vascular system?

What is the sequence of blood flow through the heart and vascular system?

Here you go: Blood enters through the vena cavae, passes through the right atrium into the right ventricle. The blood then goes out into the lungs and returns via the pulmonary veins to the left atrium. That blood then goes out the left ventricle to the body and returns via the vena cavae. The order of blood vessels is great vessels, arteries, arterioles, capillaries, venules, veins and back to the cavae. ...Read more

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How can the human body prevent blood clotting in the normal vascular system?

How can the human body prevent blood clotting in the normal vascular system?

Blood thinner: Shouldn't have to do anything. Why? Blood thinners (anticoagulants) are the most common drugs used to prevent clotting. It depends, though, on the risk and individual circumstances. ...Read more

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What differences are there between lymph collecting vessels & veins of the blood vascular system?

What differences are there between lymph collecting vessels & veins of the blood vascular system?

Many differences: LYMPH collecting vessel are thin walled, just the thinnest of intimal lining, and have no media or adventitial covering . Lymph fluid is acellular. Vein can be thin wall but may have media and adventitial layers and carry blood with a variety of cells in it. ...Read more

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How does the vascular system play a role in erectile dysfunction?

How does the vascular system play a role in erectile dysfunction?

Blood flow: An erection is a vascular phenomenon, with the penis being engorged with blood on demand, if you will. That being said, vascular risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease can impair this process, leading to erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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Why does my epipen (epinephrine) cause halucinations isnt it suposed to affect my cardio vascular system not my brain? my GP doesnt know

Why does my epipen (epinephrine) cause halucinations isnt it suposed to affect my cardio vascular system not my brain? my GP doesnt know

Epinephrine : can definitely affect your brain, either directly or indirectly. The most common reaction some people have is a feeling of anxiety or apprehension, although this is usually mild. It is certainly possible to have a stronger reaction, including various sensory illusions including hallucinations. If your GP doesn't know this, I would recommend consulting with a different physician. ...Read more

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My blood clot was due to a mass that was found in the left ventrical of the heart bits and pieces periodlybreaks off, and go throught out the vascular system. What vitamines and minerals can I take?

My blood clot was due to  a mass that was found in the left ventrical of the heart  bits and pieces periodlybreaks off, and go throught out the vascular system. What vitamines and minerals can I take?

Vitamins do not help: Your condition is rare but serious and most likely you are by now taking prescription for " blood thinning"- warfarin or similar to it. It is preventing further clothing of blood.Some food and minerals may interfere with efficacy if this drug and you need to specifically ask your doctor about it ! ...Read more

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What can lower blood pressure by extracting fluid form the vascular system and decreasing peripheral and pulmona?

What can lower blood pressure by extracting fluid form the vascular system and decreasing peripheral and pulmona?

Diuretics.: A diuretic is a type of medicine that facilitates passage of fluid out the body through the urinary tract. By increasing urine output, fluid is moved from the cardiovascular system out of the body. This needs to be used carefully in conjunction with your physician because it is not always the correct approach. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Vascular (Definition)

"vasculum" ...Read more