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The Circulatory System Explained

The Circulatory System Explained


  • The Body Systems
  • 2. Heart Disease • Cardiovascular Disease refers to any disorder or condition of: – the heart, including coronary heart disease – hypertension – congenital heart disease – disorders of the heart valves – heart infections, and heart arrhythmias
  • 3. Cardiovascular Disease Statistics
  • 4. Heart Disease • In its early stages there are no symptoms of heart disease. • The first symptom is usually angina pectoris (chest pain) or heart attack.
  • 5. Did You Know? • In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds. • Cardiovascular disease and stroke will cost the United States $503 billion in 2010. • This year an estimated 1.26 million Americans will have a heart attack.
  • 6. Overview of the Circulatory System • The circulatory system consists of a pump and lots of tubing filled with blood. • Cardiovascular issues have to do with a problem somewhere in that system. • A heart attack is a lack of blood flow to some part of the heart and therefore the heart tissue dies.
  • 7. View of the Heart
  • 8. What is a Heart Attack?
  • 9. Did You Know? • In order to meet the body's energy demands, the heart must beat more than 100,000 times per day. • The heart pumps your six quarts of blood around your body 500 times a day. • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.
  • 10. Did You Know? • The blood vessels of the human circulatory system total an incredible 60,000 miles in length. • The average blood cell makes a round trip through the body's arteries and veins every 60 seconds, and can hit speeds of up to 10 mph. • In one day, your blood travels nearly 12,000 miles.
  • 11. Circulatory System Tubes • Arteries • Arterioles (Ar tear’ e oles) • Capillaries • Venules • Veins
  • 12. Blood Vessels • Arteries: Thick, muscular vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the cells and tissues of the body. • Arterioles: Smaller diameter blood vessels with thin muscular walls that branch out from an artery and lead to capillaries.
  • 13. Capillaries
  • 14. Capillaries • Capillaries: Smallest of the body’s blood vessels (walls are only one cell thick), which enable the interchange of water, oxygen, carbon dioxide, nutrients and waste products from the blood and surrounding tissues.
  • 15. Veins • Venules: Small blood vessels that drain deoxygenated blood from the capillary beds and return it to the veins. • Veins: Vessels that transport oxygen-poor blood and waste products back to the heart.
  • 16. Veins & ArteriesVeins & Arteries • Because arteries transport under high pressure, they have walls that are much more elastic than veins. The arteries pulsate as a result of the force with which the heart pumps new blood into them. • Blood in the veins moves slowly due to low pressure.
  • 17. Veins & Arteries
  • 18. Problems with the Circulatory System • Lots of thing can go wrong in such a large system –The Heart –The Blood –The Tubing
  • 19. Atherosclerosis • As we age, cholesterol, calcium, and other minerals accumulate on the inside lining of our blood vessels and, over time, clog them.
  • 20. The Result • The vessels become partially or completely blocked, so not enough blood can reach the body's tissues, which become starved for the oxygen and nutrients they need. • This process is referred to in various ways: – hardening of the arteries – atherosclerosis – arteriosclerosis – arterial plaque buildup
  • 21. Examples • Examples of such diseases are: – high blood pressure – angina (chest pain due to poor blood circulation to the heart) – heart attack – peripheral vascular disease (poor circulation to the legs and feet) – stroke
  • 22. What is the Underlying Cause? • The underlying cause is, almost without exception, inflammation. • As we continue, we are looking for ways to reduce inflammation. • Reduce inflammation and you reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • 23. Lifestyle Changes for Heart Health • Aim for a healthy weight • Consume a heart healthy diet • Take quality supplements • Drink more water • Eat more fiber • Use Sea Salt • Exercise regularly (Aerobic) • Get sufficient sleep • Stop smoking • Manage stress
  • 24. Did You Know? • Skimping on sleep may increase your risk of coronary heart disease. • In a 2008 study, researchers noted that each additional hour of sleep was associated with a 33% reduced risk of coronary artery calcification, a predictor of coronary heart disease. • (Journal of the American Medical Association, Dec. 24/31, 2008).
  • 25. Where Do I Start? • Nourish your cardiovascular system – Omega-3 Fish Oil – Vitamins C, E, and other nutrients. – Coenzyme Q10 – Soluble Fiber • Clean out your arteries – Mega Chel
  • 26. As an Example: Co-Q10 • Co-Q10 helps produce cellular energy and acts as an antioxidant. • It also supports optimal-range blood pressure levels. • As an antioxidant, Co-Q10 scavenges free radicals, protects cardiac cells and promotes the regeneration of vitamin E, another heart-healthy antioxidant.
  • 27. The Dirty Dozen • The order in which I discuss these cardiac risk factors has no relevance as to which is more dangerous than the other. • It does not matter if your fatal heart attack is caused by high cholesterol, low HDL, or excess glucose—the end result may be the same, unless all of these risk factors are brought under control.
  • 28. Heart Attack Risk Factors • Risk Factors #1, #2: – Excess Oxidized LDL and Total Cholesterol • Solutions: – Soluble Fiber • Loclo or Nature’s Three – Cholester-Reg – Red Yeast Rice – Coenzyme Q10
  • 29. Heart Attack Risk Factors • Risk Factor #3: – Low HDL • Solutions: – Super Omega 3 EPA – Exercise
  • 30. Heart Attack Risk Factors • Risk Factor #4: – Excess Glucose and Excess Insulin • Solutions: – Carbo Grabbers – SugarReg – Coenzyme Q10 – Diet
  • 31. Heart Attack Risk Factors • Risk Factor #5: – Excess Homocysteine • Solutions: – Cardio Assurance • Folic Acid • Vitamin B12 • Trimethylglycine (TMG) • Vitamin B6
  • 32. Heart Attack Risk Factors • Risk Factor #6: – Excess C-Reactive Protein (CRP) • Chronically elevated CRP indicates you are suffering from a continuous systemic inflammatory state • Solutions: – Thai-Go, Super ORAC – Super Omega 3 EPA
  • 33. Heart Attack Risk Factors • Risk Factor #7: – Insufficient Vitamin D • Findings released last year show that men with low Vitamin D levels suffer more than twice as many heart attacks • Solutions: – Vitamin D3
  • 34. Heart Attack Risk Factors • Risk Factor #8: – Elevated triglycerides • Triglycerides are fats in the blood, made by your own liver, from excessive carbohydrates • Solutions: – Super Omega 3 EPA – Carbo Grabbers – Diet
  • 35. Heart Attack Risk Factors • Risk Factor #9: – Low EPA/DHA • Scientists long ago documented that those who ingest high levels of EPA/DHA from coldwater fish have markedly lower heart attack rates • Solutions: – Super Omega 3 EPA
  • 36. Heart Attack Risk Factors • Risk Factor #10: – Nitric Oxide Deficit • Nitric Oxide is required for healthy inner arterial wall function • Enables arteries to expand and contract with elasticity • Protects against atherosclerosis • Solutions: – Solstic Cardio
  • 37. Heart Attack Risk Factors • Risk Factor #11: – Excess Fibrinogen • Blood Clots kill more than 600,000 Americans each year • Fibrinogen is a component of blood involved in the clotting process • Solutions: – Nattozimes Plus – Super Omega 3 EPA
  • 38. Heart Attack Risk Factors • Risk Factor #12: – Hypertension • High blood pressure causes hundreds of thousands of Americans to needlessly die each year • HBP is not a disease, but a SYMPTOM that something is blocking the flow of blood to the extremities • Solutions: – Blood Pressurex
  • 39. Circulatory System Solutions • Ginkgo and Hawthorne Combination: Ginkgo is traditionally known to increase circulation, and has antioxidant properties that support cardiovascular health. Hawthorn berries contain flavonoids and other compounds that may benefit the heart, and may increase the efficiency of nerve impulses in, and protect against oxygen deprivation of, the heart muscle. • CoQ10 50mg: helps produce energy at a cellular level and acts as an antioxidant. This ingredient is shown to protect cardiac cells and to promote the regeneration of vitamin E, another heart-healthy antioxidant. CoQ10 can also help maintain blood pressure levels already in the normal range. • Super Omega 3-EPA: provides essential fatty acids that are good for the heart. Among a host of other benefits, supportive but not conclusive research shows that the consumption of EPA and DHA fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
  • 40. Summary • For reasons that relate to apathy and ignorance, along with drug company propaganda, the majority of people are walking around with a time bomb (coronary atherosclerosis) ticking in their chests. • Many are doing nothing to prevent heart attacks.
  • 41. The Bottom Line Virtually No One Should Be Having Heart Attacks Today! Get YOUR Supplements from (use 2849323 as your Sponsor) or
  • 42. The Body Systems

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