Heart :: Chinese Medicine Herbal Supplements and Heart
refers to vascular diseases of the heart
. The vascular system is the body's network of blood vessels that circulate your blood. It includes the arteries, veins and capillaries.
Problems of the vascular system
are common and can be serious. Arteries can become thick and stiff, a problem called arteriosclerosis
. Blood clots can clog vessels and block blood flow to the heart or brain. Weakened blood vessels can burst, causing internal bleeding.
Losing weight, eating healthy foods, being active and not smoking can help prevent vascular diseases.