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Illnesses of the cardiovascular/ respiratory system - Strokes and Emphysema

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AS and A Level Healthcare

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Task 4- illnesses of the cardiovascular/ respiratory system

P4- identify a malfunction in each of the two major system described.

P5- identify risk factor of the two malfunctions.

Stroke

A Stroke is when your blood flow to the brain is interrupted and your brain cells are starting to die, because they are not getting the oxygen and nutrient that they needed to function, Although the blockage of arteries in the heart could lead to a stroke, affected a tiny area of brain that makes the tissues of the brain to die.

Also that could lead to major problems e.g. trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination, trouble seeing in one or both eyes and weakness of the face, arm, or leg. Therefore it can affect the entire body e.g. problems with thinking, problems with speaking and emotional problems, also the patient may experiences a range of pain after the stroke happened to them.

Also some people will not be able to know that they have stroke because it affect their ability to think.

What cause that are high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking.

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