Asked in Arteries
When arteries become thick and lose elasticity this is called what?
Over the course of time, the arterial walls are apt to lose elasticity, which limits the amount of blood that can surge through them and hence limits the supply of oxygen to the heart. This condition is known as arteriosclerosis. ...
Asked in Lungs
What are Air sacs in the lungs lose their elasticity?
this could be cause by a condition called fibrosis where the alveoli walls scar and thicken making a larger diffusion distance. also causing the walls to lose elasticity. this could be cause by a condition called fibrosis where the alveoli walls scar and thicken making a larger diffusion distance. also causing the walls to lose elasticity. this could be cause by a condition called fibrosis where the alveoli walls scar and thicken making a larger diffusion distance. also causing the walls to...
Asked in Alveoli
What is a noninfectious chronic respiratory condition that occurs when the walls of the alveoli deteriorates and lose their elasticity is?
Emphysema or Chronic Bronchitis the cause is mostly smoking or excessive exposure to smoke & pollution ...
Asked in Health, Science, Hypertension
How does cholesterol contribute to hypertension?
Cholesterol contributes to hypertension (high blood pressure) when it deposits itself in veins and arteries. Normally, your body is able to dilate blood vessels if your blood pressure rises in order to bring it back to a stable level. However, if cholesterol deposits itself in your arteries, they lose a large amount of their elasticity, leading to hypertension. ...
Asked in Alveoli
Loss of elasticity of alveoli?
The loss of elasticity of the alveoli is caused by high pressure in the bladder causing an unsafe drop in blood pressure which will cause alveoli to lose their elasticity. It can also be caused by being overweight, underweight, or eating feces. ...
Asked in Respiratory System, Lungs
Can you lose an alvioli?
The Alveoli itself can not be 'lost', but it is possible to lose their function. Alveoli can lose their ability to exchange Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide with Blood. They can lose their elasticity and eventually rupture. Once they have ruptured it is impossible to reverse, and the damage is permanent. ...
Asked in Veins
What causes varicose veins to become visible?
The walls of the affected veins lose their elasticity in response to increased blood pressure. As the vessels weaken, more and more valves are unable to close properly. The veins become larger and wider over time and begin to appear as lumpy ...
Asked in Blood Vessels
Which type of blood vessel is more apt to lose its elasticity leading to discoloration that can be externally obseverd?
veins, the discoloration that we can see are varicose veins
Asked in Dieting and Weight Loss
If you are 16 years old will you have excess skin left after you lose weight?
If you only lose 10 or 20 pounds and exercise, you won't have leftover skin. When you are young, your skin has an elasticity that allows it to stretch & shrink a little. ...