Category: Cardiovascular

Could Poor Microcirculation Be Causing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (MECFS)
Blood Circulation

Could Poor Microcirculation Be Causing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)?

Could the microvascular system – the small capillaries and the red blood cells that run through them – hold the key to energy problems in chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and perhaps fibromyalgia? The idea that the blood delivery system – not some metabolic derangement per se – is causing the problems with energy production is not new.

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More Young Americans Are Dying of Heart Failure
Cardiovascular

More Young Americans Are Dying of Heart Failure

Heart failure is a chronic condition in which the heart muscle cannot pump blood as well as it should, leading to symptoms like fatigue, breathlessness and swelling in the legs. The condition is treatable, but it can prove deadly if it progresses to a severe stage.

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Warning Signs You're in Danger of a Stroke
Blood Circulation

Warning Signs You’re in Danger of a Stroke

Stroke occurs when there is decreased blood supply to part of the brain either due to a narrowing or blockage or when there is a rupture of a vessel leading to bleeding and compression of the brain that can cause brain damage, neurological deficits and disability, and sometimes even death.

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Bleeding in space is even scarier than we thought
Blood Circulation

Bleeding In Space Is Even Scarier Than We Thought

On Earth, blood vessels dilate in order to increase their supply, and they constrict in order to prevent us from losing too much blood (per Health Pages). In space, the body finds both of these tasks difficult, which leads to a decreased supply of circulating blood throughout the body.

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