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Effects of Aging on the Circulatory and Respiratory Systems - Chapter Summary
Our bodies are like machines, and as we age we cause significant wear and tear on our various biological systems. In this chapter, you will go over the effects of aging on the circulatory and respiratory systems, including medical diagnoses, treatments, and health expectations.
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- Describe the types of age-related changes and effects on the cardiovascular system
- Identify the different kinds of heart diseases and conditions
- Analyze age-induced functional and structural changes on the respiratory system
1. Age-Related Changes to the Cardiovascular System: Types & Effects
The heart is one of those organs that's really difficult to live without since it is responsible for moving blood throughout your body. In this lesson, we'll explore some of the issues that can happen to the heart and the cardiovascular system.
2. Types of Heart Conditions and Diseases
Your heart muscle receives a rich blood supply from the coronary arteries. If the coronary arteries become blocked, it can result in coronary heart disease, angina, heart attack or congestive heart failure. Learn how these conditions get started.
3. Structural & Functional Changes of the Respiratory System Due to Age
In this lesson, we explore the changes due to age in the respiratory system. Furthermore, we will look at infections and subsequent effects due to the infection of the respiratory system.
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Other chapters within the Psychology 108: Psychology of Adulthood and Aging course
- Introduction to Adult Development and Aging
- Personality & Aging
- Health of the Aging Population
- The Aging Brain and Nervous System
- Effects of Aging on Skin & Body Build
- Effects of Aging on the Sensory System
- The Aging Endocrine and Reproductive Systems
- Chronic Conditions of the Aging Population
- Changes to Memory & Attention with Age
- Cognitive Development & Aging
- Overview of Intelligence, Wisdom & Creativity
- Mental Health and Lifespan Development Disorders
- Cognitive, Behavioral & Psychological Assessments
- Age-Related Anxiety Disorders
- Substance Abuse Among Aging Populations
- Cognitive Disorders Related to Aging
- Mood & Stress Disorders Affecting the Aging Population
- Treatment Methods for Psychological Disorders in Adults
- Relationships in Adulthood
- Career Changes Over the Lifespan
- Retirement and Leisure in Adulthood
- Overview of Death, Dying & Bereavement
- Studying for Psychology 108