From the minute that you are born to the minute you die your heart is constantly pumping blood around your body.
The Cardiovascular or Circulatory System is made up of the blood, heart, blood vessel sand arteries. The Circulatory System keeps your blood flowing through your body and makes sure that your heart is beating.
What Systems are Connected to the Circulatory System?
The Respiratory system is connected to the Circulatory system. The heart pumps the blood around the body. Once it reaches the lungs there is no oxygen left. There is only carbon dioxide left. When the blood passes the lungs, carbon dioxide gets removed and replaced with fresh oxygen.
Blood is made up of white blood cells and red blood cells. The red blood cells give blood its colour and carry the oxygen. The white blood cells fight bacteria. Every 5000 red blood cells there is 8 white blood cells.
Hypertension is a common disorder of the system. It is known by high blood pressure. The cause of this disorder is by blood pressure being higher than the standard blood line. It increases the risk of heart attacks and similar diseases.
Cardiomyopathy is caused by weakening of the heart and muscles. The early stages of this disease begin by the lower part of the heart being infected. If it is untreated, it can spread to other parts of the heart. In extreme cases, it can lead to congestive heart failure or even death.