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Is it possible for sphygmomanometers (bp cuffs) to cause damage to arteries or other parts of the circulatory system?

Is it possible for sphygmomanometers (bp cuffs) to cause damage to arteries or other parts of the circulatory system?

No....: As long as you use them the correct way, there is no risk of damage. If you were to inflate the cuff and leave it inflated for too long, it could cause damage to your arm. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


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Fluids are injected into the circulatory system through the veins and not arteries, why is this?

Fluids are injected into the circulatory system through the veins and not arteries, why is this?

Reasons: Veins flow toward the heart. IV medications are delivered to the heart and from there are rapidly dispersed throughout the body. Arteries travel away from the heart and toward the organs and extremities. A medication delivered into an arm artery would only travel to that hand. Also, arteries are much higher pressure vessels. There are more potential complications from puncturing an artery. ...Read more

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What relationship exists between cardiovascular diseases and the circulatory system? Is it just clogging of the arteries?

What relationship exists between cardiovascular diseases and the circulatory system?  Is it just clogging of the arteries?

No: High blood pressure can also cause the heart to work harder and result in hypertrophy (ballooning) of the heart muscle. High blood pressure is not always the result of clogging of the arteries. It can also be caused by too much fluid volume due to salt intake and by stress. ...Read more

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Question about circulatory disorders; how reversible is clogged arteries if you change diets?

Question about circulatory disorders; how reversible is clogged arteries if you change diets?

Very little: Once established, atherosclerotic plaque has very little chance of decreasing. The best course is to begin risk modifications and hope to stop the progression of plaque. There are some reports of decreasing plaque thickness with extreme cholesterol lowering, but the clinical correlation to decreased mi and stoke had not been proven. ...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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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

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Why does gad feel like i have problems with my circulatory system?

Why does gad feel like i have problems with my circulatory system?

Autonomic nervous: system is triggered by anxiety,particularly the sympathetic arm of the ANS leading to a fight or flight response that is then counteracted by the parasympathetic NS which can affect circulation. ...Read more

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How is the circulatory system affected by tobacco and alcohol?

How is the circulatory system affected by tobacco and alcohol?

Nicotine addiction: Nicotine is a powerful vasoconstrictor. For each cigarette smoked the arteries constrict for about an hour with the result of 50% reduction in blood flow. Nicotine shuts down your circulation. Many with nicotine addiction like its calming effect, which long term leads to ischemic complications like stroke, heart attack, limb loss and sudden death. Hope you can quit. Small amounts red wine okay. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Circulatory Disorders (Definition)

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