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What does adrenaline do to vessels?

What does adrenaline do to vessels?

Adrenaline: Adrenaline causes contraction of the smooth muscles in the arterioles (small vessels). ...Read more

Dr. Joshua Buckler
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Nitroglycerin (Definition)

Nitroglycerin dilates the blood vessels around the heart to relieve heart pain or "angina". It comes in both a pump spray and tablet form. There are several cautions when using this medication so always discuss with ...Read more


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What does high blood pressure do to your arteries ?

What does high blood pressure do to your arteries ?

Hypertension: High blood pressure can damage the cells of your arteries' inner lining. That launches a cascade of events that make artery walls thick and stiff, a disease called arteriosclerosis. Fats from your diet enter your bloodstream, pass through the damaged cells and collect to start atherosclerosis. These changes can block blood flow. ...Read more

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What does nitroglycerin do to the body?

What does nitroglycerin do to the body?

Relax blood vessels: In the heart that can increase blood flow to stop an angina (chest pain) episode, but it also can produce side effects of low blood pressure (so take it sitting down) or headache. ...Read more

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What can I do to increase blood flow to the nose?

What can I do to increase blood flow to the nose?

Need diagnosis: Blood flow to the nose is controlled by the autonomic nervous system. These nerves control the size and rate of blood flow to the mucosa of the lining of the lateral wall (turbinates) and middle of the nose (septum). Dilation of the blood vessels is a vagal response. Constriction of the blood vessels is a sympathetic (adrenaline) response. I do not think you can control these responses. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does having excess blood sugar have to do with abnormal eye blood vessels?

Please tell me what does having excess blood sugar have to do with abnormal eye blood vessels?

High sugar damages: Those eye blood blood vessels look up 'brownlee's unified theory of diabetic complications'. ...Read more

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What does blood pressure have to do with heart disease?

What does blood pressure have to do with heart disease?

Two things: High blood pressure over many years can cause the heart to wear out such that the left ventricle becomes large and weakened. High blood pressure over many years can also predispose to the development of coronary artery disease which can cause chest pain and heart attacks. ...Read more

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What can I do to decrease blood pressure?

What can I do to decrease blood pressure?

See a doctor: High blood pressure has to be treated by a specialist don't rely on unconfirmed or uninformed advice blood pressure is called a silent killer ! ...Read more

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What can you do to raise blood pressure almost instantly?

What can you do to raise blood pressure almost instantly?

Lay Down: If your blood pressure is low the best way to raise it to normal levels is to lay down and elevate your legs. ...Read more

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What happens to the heart and blood vessels if you don't do any cardiovascular exercise?

What happens to the heart and blood vessels if you don't do any cardiovascular exercise?

Complicated: By lack of exercise, do you mean complete immobility? Also, what type of diet is the person consuming? Are they under a lot of stress? What is the family history? Many things contribute to good heart health. Exercise is but one of them, constant low intensity activity without exercise can still keep someone's heart healthy with the right diet and well managed stress and sleep. ...Read more

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What to do to raise blood pressure?

What to do to raise blood pressure?

Hypotension: Salt, fluids, support six or panty hose, elevation of legs above the heart. ...Read more

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Why does dialysis cause blood to gel?

Why does dialysis cause blood to gel?

Huh?: For very obvious reasons, blood is designed to begin clotting once it leaves the blood vessel as it does in dialysis. This is very well understood and patients undergoing dialysis are given medications to prevent clotting. ...Read more

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What causes blood to not clot?

What causes blood to not clot?

Antithrombin: The body has a complex system of clotting and anti clotting cascades. The principle anticlotting proteins are Antithrombin which in turn requires other cofactors to function properly. Once a clot begins to form, plasmin becomes activated which breaks down clot. Whether a clot forms or not is a race between the pro-clotting and anti-clotting pathways. ...Read more

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How bad is it to get blood clots & also what does unresponsive mean?

How bad is it to get blood clots & also what does unresponsive mean?

Blood clot: Blood clot is nonspecifc . It can mean clots seen due to excessive bleeding or abnormal clotting in the arteries or veins(causing cell loss with lack of blood supply due to the clot) . Unresponsiveness means loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about narrowing blood vessels to the brain?

Can you tell me anything about narrowing blood vessels to the brain?

NOT GOOD: If a major blood vessel in the neck, such as carotid or vertebral starts to get narrow, a process called stenosis, blood flow gets compromised eventually, and a stroke could ensue. Certain percentages of narrowing dictate potential surgery or use of medications. KEY issue is to do all possible to prevent a stroke. ...Read more

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What can you do to relate blood pressure and cholesterol?

What can you do to relate blood pressure and cholesterol?

Hypertension: Hypertension is not related to cholesterol level. Genetics and other processes are associated with hypertension. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how bad is it to have blood clots & also what does unresponsive mean?

Can you tell me how bad is it to have blood clots & also what does unresponsive mean?

Depends: How bad depends on where the clot is. In a superficial vein, it is just an annoyance. In the major artery of the brain, it would be very bad. Unresponsive means not responding to treatment. Go to this site for more info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/blood-clots/basics/definition/SYM-20050850 ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does low blood pressure mean and what leads to it?

Can doctors tell me what does low blood pressure mean and what leads to it?

Blood pressure: Some folks have low pressure as their normal. If a patient with an established higher normal begins to have low pressure then some causes are fever, dehydration, infection, hormonal changes, and other possibilities. If pressure is too low it can affect critical organ functions. ...Read more

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What can you do to take blood pressure ?

Sphygomanometer: How's that for a term for the national spelling bee. That device with a stethoscope is used to measure the sounds in arteries as the device raises and lowers cuff pressure on usually the arm. The changes in sounds will allow your health professional to assign a value for the upper (systolic) and lower (diastolic) blood pressure throughout your body. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Nitrolingual (Definition)

Nitrolingual is a nitrate based agent which is a kind of chest ...Read more


Dr. Joshua Buckler
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Nitroquick (Definition)

NitroQuick is a nitrate based agent which is a kind of chest ...Read more