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.