The vascular system defines the body’s network of blood vessels, which include the arteries, veins and capillaries that carry blood to and from the heart. Problems of the vascular system are common and can be serious. Thickening of arteries can cause atherosclerosis. Blood clots can clog vessels and block blood flow to the heart or brain. Weakened blood vessels can burst, causing bleeding inside the body. The risk of vascular disease is more as you age along. Other risk factors include are family history, congenital heart problems, illness or injury, obesity, long periods of sitting or standing, high cholesterol levels, smoking alcohol, excessive intake of fat-concentrated foods. This session discusses various issues in how to bring down the mortality rate in cases of cardiovascular heart diseases.

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