Circulatiory Gunnar Heieie

Parts On The Circulatiory System

1.heart 2. Blood 3. Lungs 4. Spleen 5.arteries 6.veins

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What it does: The circulatory system divides nutrients throughout the body and delivering special nutrients to cells.

How to protect it: 1. Exercise 2. Quit tobacco/smoking 3. Eat healthy

Websites: www.livestrong.com - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0072434/

Heart

Your heart is a muscular organ that pumps blood to your body. Your heart is at the center of your circulatory system. Your heart makes you live.

To protect the heart:Try:Drink lots of water! Keeping a healthy weight and limiting your salt intake will help to control your blood pressure and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hhw

Spleen

What it looks like: dark red•shape and size of fist.

It acts as a filter for blood as part of the immune system old red blood cells are recycled in the spleen and platelets and white blood cells are stored there. The spleen also helps fight certain kinds of bacteria that cause pneumonia and meningitis.

How to protect your spleen. Don't give it hard in the stomach.

Veins

Veins carry oxygen poor blood back from the body to the heart

How do you protect your veins: try to spend 15 minutes at a time at least a few times a day with your feet elevated higher than your heart it helps keep the blood from flowing in your ankle. Have a good diet and do a lot of exercise.

Arteries

The arteries carry the oxygenated blood away from the heart.

Arteries also aid the heart in pumping blood. Eat healthy to protect your arterie.

Blood

It is a specialized bodily fluid that supplies essential substances and nutrients such as sugar, oxygen and hormones to our cells and carries waste away from those cells. It also contains clotting agent's.

To care for your blood you need to eat fresh fruit and vegetables have regular medical check ups cut down on salt eat more high fiber foods avoid being overweight Choose lower fat foods take regular exercise go easy on the alcohol.

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