Circulatory System Diseases
Unfortunately, more than 10% of men and 9% of women in America are diagnosed with some form of circulation disease every year. And, because of its critical nature, infected circulatory system can be life-threatening.
According to the American Heart Association,
“Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of loss of life in the United States. Because of its immensity and critical nature, it is one of the systems of the body most prone to disease”.
The circulatory system is a complex network of blood vessels that work together with the recurring pumping of the heart. The system is responsible for the flow of blood, oxygen, hormones, nutrients, and other gases to and from cells. Any complication affecting the circulatory system can affect the blood circulation, decrease perfusion of blood throughout the body and even threaten the entire functionality of organs.
The actual cause of a circulatory disease is unknown in medical science. But, people who have family members with a circulatory disease are more likely to develop one themselves. Obesity also increases the likelihood of developing circulatory disorders.
The Common Circulatory System Diseases
Dengue, a mosquito-borne fever, is the most common circulatory system disease, characterized by extreme pain in the joints.
Hemophilia is a genetic bleeding ailment caused by a deficiency of factor VIII. If left untreated, it can lead to severe anemia or even loss of life.
Hypertension, commonly called high blood pressure, is another common circulation disease. It occurs when the body’s smaller blood vessels contract, causing the blood to apply more pressure against the vessel walls to maintain the pressure. Unfortunately, one in every three Americans is dealing with hypertension.
Leukemia is a circulatory system disease characterized by the overgrowth of white blood cells in the circulation or bone marrow. It is a cancer of the blood-forming tissues that need medical care.
The common symptoms of circulatory system disease
- Pain in chest
- Shortness of breath.
- Discomfort, unresponsiveness, faintness or coldness in legs or arms
The treatment of circulatory diseases at Empire Foot & Ankle (EFA)
Imbalanced circulation can cause problems with your legs and feet too. Empire Foot and Ankle can help you deal with all conditions that cause you to have ‘bad’ legs and feet due to poor circulation related issues. When you come to us, they evaluate your conditions, study your medical history, and offer you the best treatment