Human Circulatory System Diseases

Human Circulatory System Diseases

The human circulatory system can be affected by a range of diseases. Taking it alphabetically, the human circulatory system diseases are as follows:

When there is a block in the blood vessels leading to the heart, it results in angina. The person will suffer because of inadequate supply of blood and oxygen to the heart. One might even experience chest pain.

Aortic aneurysm is caused when there is something wrong in the wall of the aorta.  Usually there is a bulging. It can be caused due to high blood pressure, atherosclerosis and obesity.

When the rhythm of the heart beat is irregular it is a condition called arrhythmia

Sometimes, fatty deposits, calcium and cholesterol get deposited on the walls of the arteries. This results in thickening of the walls and might get so thick that it completely stops blood circulation. This is called atherosclerosis

Cardiomyopathy is a chronic disease that weakens the heart muscle. It can end up in cardiac arrest and even death. 

Coronary artery disease is caused by atherosclerosis. When blood flow to the heart may stop due to a clot and it may result in a heart attack. An attack will damage the heart muscles.

A common problem is high blood pressure (BP). It can be a result of smoking and drinking. A person is said to have high BP when the systolic pressure is over 140 mmHg and the diastolic pressure shoots over 90 mmHg.

When one has an excessive amount of cholesterol in the blood, it can lead to a heart attack. This condition is known as hyperlipidemia or hypercholesterolemia.

You can get peripheral vascular disease when the arteries in the legs get fatty deposits.  This can be a result of another circulatory disorder which is high blood pressure. Obesity is another cause. So is smoking.

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