Devon Hollawell

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Devon Hollawell

Circulatory System Disorders

Angina pectoris“Crushing, Pain in the chest.” often accompanied by shortness of breath, fatigue & nausea. This indicates not enough blood is getting to the heart.

Atherosclerosis“Hardening of the fat.” High fat diets can lead to formation of fatty plaques lining blood vessels. This casuses blood pressure to rise and can result in heart and kidney damage and strokes.

HypertensionAbnormally high blood presssure. This requires the heart to work harder than normal to circulate blood through the blood vessels.

Heart diseaseHeart disease occurs when the blood vessels that supply oxygen to the heart narrow and stiffen. Smoking, unhealthy diet, and stress all increase the risk of heart disease. A heart attack or stroke can occur if the condition is untreated.


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