Couragous Circulatory System

How does the circulatory system work?

Table of Contense

  1. Introducing the Circulatory System

  2. The Major Parts of the Circulatory System

  3. Why is the Circulatory System Important?

  4. How do you keep the CIrculatory System Healthy?

  5. What are Some Common Diseases of the Circulatory System?

  6. Anemia

  7. Hypertension

  8. Fun Facts!

  9. Refrence Page

  10. Glossary

  11. About the Author

  12. Video

Introducing the circulatory system!

The circulatory has many jobs. For example, it pumps blood and it carries blood to areas that need it. It does all these jobs and more! It may seem like a challenging job right now, but it gets even more challenging! It has to do all those jobs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! The circulatory system has a huge part in helping our body function! Without it, we might not be alive right now!

The Major Parts of the Circulatory system is...

There are organs in your circulatory that are very important. For example, you have arteries. The arteries carry blood from the heart to other parts of your body who need it. Next, there are the veins. They take carbon dioxide to the lungs so you can breathe. Also, there are blood vessels. They take blood to parts of you body that need it. Next, there is the capillary. The capillary is a tiny vein inside your body. There are many of them in your body. Finally, there is the heart. The heart is the MOST important part of this system because your heart keeps you alive. If you didn't have a heart, you wouldn't be alive, but you cannot forget about all the other body parts that work with the heart! Without all of the parts in the system, blood would not pump and flow properly throughout your body!
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Why is the Circulatory System important?

The circulatory system is important because it takes air from the lungs and brings it to where it needs it to be. Also, it carries blood from the heart to places it needs to be. Finally, it pumps blood into your system. Without the circulatory system, the body would not receive oxygen, and the heart would fail to work.
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How do You Keep the Circulatory System Healthy?

You can keep your system healthy by eating healthy food. Second, you have to breathe. If you don't breath, then you can die because you have to breathe in order to be alive. Next, you should never smoke. If a family member smokes, then you should tell them, "You know if you smoke, you can damage your circulatory system." Another way to keep your system healthy is to take vitamin E. Also, you can eat fresh vegetables. Finally, you should eat fish instead of red meat. Here are many tips to keep your system working properly for a healthy YOU!

What are some common diseases of the Circulatory System?

  • Diabetes(die-a-bete-ies)-too much sugar.
  • Heart Failure(heart fail-ure)- when your heart fails to work.
  • Cardiomyopathy, (car-di-o-my-o-path-y)-a chronic disease of the heart muscle.
  • Stroke (stro-ke)- occurs when blood flow is cut off from an area in your brain.
  • Hypertension (hy-per-ten-sion)-occurs when you have high blood pressure.
  • Coronary Artery Disease (cor-on-ar-y ar-ter-y di-sease)- happens when plaque is building in you arteries.
  • Aortic Dissection, (a-or-tic dis-sec-tion), a tear in the inner layer of large blood vessils.
  • Myocarditis and Pericarditis, (my-o-card-it-is and per-i-car-dit-is)- some causes of this condition is radiation, chemicals, and use of cocaine.

Anemia

Anemia is a common disease. In fact, I even have it! Let me teach you some facts. First, people who are anemic do not have enough iron in their body. Second, these people should eat some food sources that have iron such as meat, poultry, eggs, vegetables, and cereals. Also, kids may have anemia from birth. Next, it is caused by blood loss. In addition, it is caused by decreased red blood cell production along with destruction of red blood cells. Additionally, there are 400 types of anemia split into 3 groups, blood loss, faulty blood cell production, and destruction of red blood cells. Finally, 2 billion people in the world have anemia! It is important for people who are anemic to pay attention to their blood levels. Anemia is a major problem that needs to be stopped.
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Hypertension

Did you know that hypertension is a life threatening disease? A lot of people suffer everyday from this disease. Hypertension affects ages 1-70. Some reasons why people get hypertension include be eating too much excess salt, abnormal arteries, increased blood volume, genetic disorders, health conditions, certain medicines, recreational drugs, pregnancy, and hormonal therapy. Hypertension is when you have a high blood pressure. When your blood pressure it raises your heart workload which leads to artery damage. Overtime, uncontrolled blood pressure leads to stroke, kidney disease, and heart disease. Hypertension is a major problem that needs to be stopped!



Fun Facts!

Did you know that blood is the bodies transportation system? It carries away all the waste. It carries immune system cells that defends bacteria and viruses. If it wasn’t for the circulatory system, the body would lots of viruses. Have you ever cut yourself on the ground and wondered, Why is my blood red instead of blue, yellow, or even rainbow? I know I have! I am here to answer your question. Blood is red because of your red blood cells. If the blood cells were blue, blood would be blue, but blood cells are red, so blood is red. Next, blood vessels are highways that carry blood. Finally, more of half of your blood is a yellow colored liquid called plasma. Blood cells float in plasma!

Reference page

  1. Google search circulatory system diseases, google, online search.

  2. Exploring the Heart, blendspace, online video.

  3. The Heart, Smithsonian, nonfiction informational book.

  4. The Circulatory System and the Heart, discovery education, online video.

  5. Your Heart and Circulatory System, kidshealth, online article.

  6. A Zombie’s Guide to the Human Body, scholastic, nonfiction informational book.


Glossary

  • Challenging, hard or tough to do.

  • Organs, any body part

  • Receive oxygen, to gain or to get air.

  • Damage, harm.

  • Plaque, a liquid that is yellow.

  • Iron, an essential mineral that helps transport oxygen.

  • Poultry, domesticated fowl (eggs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese).

  • Destruction, the act of destroying.

  • Faulty, imperfect.

  • Production, creation or manufacture.

  • Transportation, the act of transporting.

  • Immune system, a complex network of interacting cells.

  • Viruses, being sick.

  • Plasma, the liquid part of your blood.

About the Author!

Hi! I am a girl named Madeleine who goes by the name of Maddie! I am a typical tween who LOVES her phone. I LOVE puppies. My favorite breeds of puppies are beagles, yellow labs, chocolate labs, black labs, and golden retrievers. I have two brothers older brothers. I am into all sports! My favorite sports include basketball, lacrosse, track, dance, tennis, volleyball, swimming, and on my free time I like to play football with a friend and my brothers. Some activities I like to do on my free time include baking, fishing, cooking, gymnastics, and hiking! Some traits I possess include funny, sneaky, kind, awesome, loyal, sweet, athletic, honest, and determined!
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