Circulatory Disorders

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    Circulatory Disorders

    A circulatory disorder refers to any disease or critical health condition that affects your blood vessels and heart. Cardiovascular disease has become a serious life threat to many people globally. Those suffering from obesity, asthma, and other respiratory problems might have the chance of getting these issues. 

    There are various circulatory diseases, including hypertension, stroke, coronary artery disorder, etc. A few circulatory illnesses that affect both symptomatic and asymptomatic people are listed below.

    Possible Causes

    Plaque build-up in the arteries, for example, causes peripheral arterial disease or coronary artery disease. Arrhythmias occur due to genetic issues, coronary artery disease, and heart muscle scarring. Likewise, Valve disorders happen because of infections, aging, and rheumatic disease.

    Here are some common causes of circulatory disorders you should consider:

    • Hypertension (High Blood pressure)
    • Anxiety and overstressing
    • Hereditary heart disease
    • Excessive fat gain and sedentary lifestyle
    • Poor diet chart and less physical activities
    • Chronic inflammation
    • Excessive alcohol consumption
    • Diabetes
    • Smoking habit
    • Toxemia or preeclampsia

    Risk Factors

    The main risk factors associated with CVD are highlighted below:

    • High blood pressure
    • Smoking
    • Diabetes
    • High cholesterol
    • Being overweight
    • Prolonged use of blood-thinning medicines
    • Lack of exercises

    Signs and Symptoms

    There are various signs of circulatory disorders that depend on the severity of their causes. Here are a few symptoms you might have experienced.

    • Chest pain, including chest discomfort and pressure
    • Numbness, pain, and weakness in your arms & legs, the blood vessels of the body started to constrict
    • Dizziness or shortness of breath
    • Upper abdominal pain and neck or back pain
    • Heart palpitation
    • Cold intolerance
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Swelling of ankles, feet, and legs


    The doctor recommends an array of laboratory tests for CVD diagnosis, sometimes combined with an imaging test. Initially, the doctor checks the medical and family histories of the patient. Some of the blood tests done are:

    Treatment Options at 7DMC

    At 7DMC, we offer proper medical consultation and treatment to reduce your cardiovascular disease or circulatory disorders in the UAE. Depending on the medical condition, our doctors prescribe you the necessary medicines. If it is in a poor state, then you might undergo surgery. 

    Some types of these diseases are not preventable without consulting our medical experts or doctors. The circulatory disorder can be severe if you fail to control your irregular lifestyle. It might increase the risk factors of heart infections and other health complications. Hence, our doctor may suggest the following lifestyle changes:

    • Control your smoking habit as early as possible.
    • Control your other health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc.
    • Eat healthy food, avoid processed foods like ice cream, chips, salt, and flavored foods.
    • Try to practice regular workouts and physical activities.
    • If any family member has a history of heart disease, you might go for regular check-ups with your family doctor to avoid criticalities.

    So, we assist you in every possible way to control your circulatory disorders effectively.


    Frequently asked questions

    Types of Circulatory disorders are:

    • Arrhythmias – It is an issue with the electrical conduction system of the heart. It might lead to abnormal heart rates or heartbeat as per the condition of the illness.
    • Coronary artery disease – It is a problem with the heart’s blood vessels. If a plaque or blockage appears in the artery’s wall, then it leads to this issue.
    • Congenital heart disease – A person born with heart disease is more likely to have severe additional health problems later in life.
    • Cerebrovascular diseases – Another blood vessel illness that can cause blockages or limit the route of blood vessels delivering oxygen and nutrients to the brain.
    • Heart failure – Pumping and relaxing functions of the heart are affected. It causes fluid build-up and shortness of breath.
    • Pericardial disease – This is an issue with the heart’s lining, including pericardial effusion and pericarditis.

    Cholesterol plays a crucial role in the functioning of the human body. It helps in the structure of cells and produces important hormones such as testosterone and estrogen. However, when it gets imbalanced, it can create havoc in the human body. Several years of studies have indicated that there is a clear relationship between the circulatory system and cholesterol. High LDL levels can develop fatty deposits in blood vessels. When these deposits grow, they inhibit proper blood flow in arteries. The clogged arteries become fewer flexibles. The hardening of the arteries is known as atherosclerosis.

    According to research, circulatory diseases cannot be cured. Thankfully, modern medical science has made it possible to manage CVD effectively. The combination of medicines and lifestyle adjustments can help a patient lead a long and healthy life. Some of the tips to prevent and manage circulatory health are:

    • Maintain healthy weight
    • Quit smoking
    • Exercise
    • Limit salt and alcohol
    • Indulge in self-care
    • Practice calming exercises and meditation