BLOOD

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NVQ3 HOLISTIC THERAPY
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  1. Name the the 1st of 4 main important Blood Vessels in the body & describe what they do?
    AP-SP


    1. AORTA


    Main Artery


    Taking Oxygenated blood away from the heart & cells
  2. Name the the 2nd of 4 main important Blood Vessels in the body & describe what they do?
    AP-SP


    2. PULMONARY VEINS


    Bringing oxygenated blood to the heart
  3. Name the the 3rd of 4 main important Blood Vessels in the body & describe what they do?
    AS-PS


    3. SUPERIOR & INFERIOR VENA CARVA (VEINS)


    Bringing de-oxygenated blood to the heart
  4. Name the the 4th of 4 main important Blood Vessels in the body & describe what they do?
    AS-PS


    4. PULMONARY ARTERY


    Taking de-oxygenated blood away from the heart
  5. What is the definition of Blood Pressure?
    The amount of pressure

    created by the blood

    on the walls of the arteries

    as it flows through them
  6. What is the definition of a pulse?
    The rhythmic pumping

    of the blood around the body by the heart

    (can be felt on the arteries near the surface)

    normal resting rate in adults 70-80 beats per minutes
  7. What is the technical term for High Blood Pressure?
    HYPERTENSION


  8. What is the definition High Blood Pressure?
    Occurs when heart has to work harder

    to force blood out of the left ventricle into the aorta

    Puts strain on the heart & can cause a stroke
  9. Name 7 other examples that can cause of High Blood Pressure?
    STRESS

    SMOKING

    ALCOHOL

    DIET

    KIDNEY DISEASE

    Hardening/Narowing of the Arteries

    Can also be a heriditary condition
  10. What is the technical name for Low Blood Pressure?
    HYPOTENSION
  11. What is the definition of Low Blood Pressure?
    Occurs when heart is unable to exert enough force on the blood as it leaves the heart

    resulting in insufficient blood to the brain

    causing fainting
  12. Name 3 causes of Low Blood Pressure?
    SHOCK

    HORMONAL

    HEREDITARY CONDITION
  13. NAME 7 FUNCTIONS OF THE BLOOD
    1. OXYGEN

    Carries oxygen to the cells

    • 2. NUTRIENTS
    • Carries nutrients around the body

    3.HORMONES

    Transports hormones around the body

    4.WASTE

    Removes waste products

    5.TEMPERATURE

    Aids regulation of body temperature

    • 6.ANTIBODIES & WHITE CELLS
    • Carries white antibodies & white cells around the body to fight infection

    7.CLOTTING

    Provides the clotting mechanism to protect the body

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