Common diseases that affect the circulatory system include coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis, arteriolosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, hypertension, stroke, aortic dissection, aneurysm, pericarditis, myocarditis, card... More »

There are many diseases of the circulatory, or vascular, system, such as peripheral artery disease, Buerger's disease and peripheral venous disease, notes WebMD. Vascular diseases can affect the arteries, veins and lymph... More »

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The circulatory system allows blood to circulate throughout the body and transport nutrients, oxygen, hormones, carbon dioxide and blood cells to every part of the body in order to nourish it and help the body fight dise... More »

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Some common causes of brain aneurysms are high blood pressure, atherosclerosis and trauma, states MedicineNet. High blood pressure is largely preventable with measures such as quitting smoking, eating a healthy diet, get... More »

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Brain aneurysms may result from hereditary causes, aging or atherosclerosis, in which the arteries harden, according to WebMD. Gender, race, smoking and high blood pressure are several factors that increase a person's ri... More »

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Smoking causes cancers, such as lung and colon cancer, and cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke and coronary heart disease. It also causes respiratory diseases such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis and chronic obstruc... More »

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"Metabolic syndrome" is a term for a group of conditions, including high blood pressure, high blood sugar and high cholesterol levels, that when combined increase an individual's risk of developing coronary heart disease... More »

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