Circulatory System -- Common Ailments

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heart attack

also called myocardial infarction, it involves the death of a heart muscle.

coronary arteries

a blockage in these will result in heart attack

chest pain

also called angina pectoris, one of the symptoms of heart attack

cholesterol

fatty element that clogs the coronary or heart arteries

hypertension

also called high blood pressure, this occurs when excessive or too much force is exerted against the artery walls as the heart pumps blood.

obesity

very fat; may cause hypertension

sphygmomanometer

instrument used to measure systolic and diastolic blood pressure

low blood pressure

also called hypotension, a disease that is caused by poor diet or by some chronic disease.

anemia

most common blood disorder that is marked by abnormalities in the number or function of red blood cells

iron-deficiency anemia

most prevalent type of anemia where there is lack of iron to make hemoglobin

leukemia

a type of cancer which affects the blood or bone marrow. there is abnormal production of white blood cells which crowds our red blood cells and platelets.

atherosclerosis

condition where fatty deposits develop in the artery walls which cause these to harden.

stress

a kind of feeling that causes a person a person to be anxious and worried

caffeine

a kind of food that can raise your blood pressure

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