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The Cardiovascular System and How It is Affected by High Blood Pressure

The Cardiovascular System and How It is Affected by High Blood Pressure

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High blood pressure can be managed by dietary intake and lifestyle. If we can control high blood pressure, chances are that we will lessen the risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney problems, and other complications related to the excretory and the cardiovascular systems.
High blood pressure can be managed by dietary intake and lifestyle. If we can control high blood pressure, chances are that we will lessen the risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney problems, and other complications related to the excretory and the cardiovascular systems.

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The Cardiovascular System and How it is Affected by High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure can be managed by dietary intake and lifestyle. If we can control highblood pressure, chances are that we will lessen the risk of heart attack, stroke, kidneyproblems, and other complications related to the excretory and the cardiovascular systems.In order to do this, we must understand the vascular system. The body is composed of some fifteen trillion cells, which are grouped according to tissues, and cells and furthercategorized into various systems. The organ, cell, and the organ system have their owndesignated purpose.In high blood pressure, the organs involved are the heart, skin, kidneys, lungs, and someglands while the systems involved are the excretory and the cardiovascular systems.Further, the muscle and vascular tissues are also included.The individual cell requires oxygen and plenty of nutrients. When nutrients metabolize, thereis buildup of waste products, especially carbon dioxide being the abundant, to be removed.This is where the cardiovascular system will enter into the picture by removing the wastesand distributing the nutrients to every cell.The heart will pump a bright red blood filled with oxygen to the aorta, the biggest artery,and to the arterioles and capillaries. The arteriole is the small blood vessel that extends andbranches from the artery, which is connected to the capillaries (smallest blood vessels).The arterioles and microscopic capillaries, which have oxygen and other nutrients, willpenetrate every tissue for distribution to each cell. The venous system returns the purifiedblood to the heart during circulation , by carrying the waste-laden blood to the lungs forcarbon dioxide removal and to the kidneys for removal of wastes. As an important functionof the cardiovascular system, blood is cleansed and will be returned to the heart for anothercirculation, this time for distribution.
 
 The peripheral circulatory system is the system when the arterioles and veins transport theblood to and from the muscles and skin. The purpose of which is to bring nutrients andremove wastes in the cells, and regulate body temperature. The body temperature isregulated by an increase in the blood flow to emit heat and the blood flow is reduced whenconserving energy.Since the role of the heart is to pump blood, pressure is needed. Just like any fluid pump,the blood shoves the blood with force on a single stroke, which is called blood pressure. Indoing this, two pressures are needed; the systolic or higher pressure and the diastolic orlower pressure.The former is the force used in pushing the blood to the arteries. The latter is when thelower pressure in the heart's left ventricle, pumping chamber system, is relaxing to fillanother blood for the next push.Blood pressure arises when the heart output is affected and there are factors restricting theflow of blood (peripheral resistance). Heart or cardiac output is the volume of stroke orquantity of blood expelled during the pumping chamber contraction multiplied by thenumber of beats in a minute.Peripheral resistance occurs when the flow of blood is affected (blood viscosity), theelasticity of the arterial and veinal walls is unnatural and the arteriole's number and diameterare distorted. Hence, if blood viscosity is high, the arterial and veinal walls are not flexibleand there are few arterioles; there is high blood pressure.To avoid high blood pressure, indulge in regular exercises together with proper diet andhealthy lifestyle. It is also best to see your doctor for appropriate medical advice and propercardiovascular system care.
 
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 About the author:
 Alvin Hopkinson is a leading health researcher in the area of natural remedies andhighblood pressure treatment. Discover how you can get rid of your high blood pressure forgood using proven and effective home remedies, all without using harmful medicationsor drugs. Visit his site now athttp://www.minusbloodpressure.com

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