Why the circulatory system is so important
The circulatory system, also known as the cardiovascular
system, is responsible for the flow of blood, hormones, and oxygen, which in turn helps maintain homeostasis in your body. It also transports lymph, which is a clear fluid that gets rid of the waste in your body. There are 2 parts to the circulatory system: the systemic circulation, and the pulmonary circulation. The systemic circulation carries blood from the heart to all other parts of the body, and the pulmonary circulation carries blood from the heart to the lungs, then back to the heart. Some of the most common problems of the circulatory system include high blood pressure
, aneurysms, heart disease, and varicose veins. A healthy circulatory system requires natural movement of smooth muscle tissue, so it is important you move your body every day by stretching, doing High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), or even something as simple as going on a walk. You should also be
- consuming a well-balanced diet,
- maintaining a healthy weight, and
- speaking to your physician about family history of heart issues.
You should seek medical help if you have problems breathing, chest pains, or feeling dizzy, as this may be related to your heart health.