The cardiovascular system incorporates the heart and blood vessels (the veins, arteries, and capillaries). Further, the arteries carry blood away from your heart to the body, while the veins bring the blood back to your heart. When put together, the entire system is responsible for:
The importance of good cardiovascular health cannot be emphasized enough since it is responsible for the function of your entire body.
Problems with the cardiovascular system generally fall under the umbrella “heart disease,” which includes:
These heart-related diseases are caused by a number of things, most commonly:
While risk factors like age, gender, menopause, and family history are beyond your control, you can successfully mitigate many of the other controllable conditions and behaviors that lead to heart disease.
When it comes to cardiovascular health, there are a number of ways you can avoid the effects of heart disease.
Your doctors at Pacific MD have extensive expertise and knowledge in the field of cardiovascular health and tailor a plan to that best suits your heart needs.
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