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Which Is The Largest And The Main Artery 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.See 1 more doctor answer
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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).
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.
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.
Death is expected: With multi-organ failure, a person will die. Hard to imagine surviving without two of the "organ systems".See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Too Many to Say Here: By circulating blood and other cells the circulatory system suppiles nutrients, energy, protection & a myriad of other things throughout the body to control the balance. It transports hormones to control all aspects of our body & it also helps control our core & extremities temperature and helps remove dead cells throughout the body. It would take books to say all the ways homeostasis is acheived.
Puncture: Puncture as in gunshot wound or stabbing? It can cause circulatory collapse almost instantaneously.
Physiology: BP is a required physiology to perfuse the organ system -- if interested you could take a class in physiology.
Death: Collapse and death.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes it can: Lymphoma is a cancer arising in the lymphatic system which is connected to the circulatory (blood) system. The disease typically begins in the lymph glands and travels as cancerous cells (lymphocytes) in the blood and may also involve the bone marrow. Most patients will present with enlarged lymph glands or with changes in the blood.
Eat healthy: Eat healthy, go to your OB visits, avoid teratogenic food/chemicals. Don't smoke. Once the system is developed, it will have the highest likelihood of being in good shape
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