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Human Body and Importance of Blood Circulation

by Sonal Shukla

It is no hidden fact that the human body has five important organs that must function to survive. The five organs are the brain, heart, kidneys, liver, and lungs. The human brain is the body’s command center, receiving and transmitting signals to other organs through the nervous system and hormones.

To have a healthy life, it is important to have healthy blood circulation in the human body. This brings attention to some facts about the human body and how it is affected by human blood circulation.       

  • During the life of a 75-year-old, the heartbeats 2.5 billion times. Over 70 years, it expels two ounces of blood per beat, five quarts per minute, and 220 million quarts.
  • Blood circulation is a key biological function that ensures the body’s vital organs receive the oxygen and nutrients they require to function properly.
  • Systemic Circulation, Pulmonary Circulation, and Coronary Circulation all happen at the same time inside the body.
  • Blood is a liquid tissue made up of more than half fluid and the resting plasma, white blood cells, and red blood cells.
  • 75 percent of blood flow is venous blood, which transports carbon dioxide back to the lungs. 
  • The volume of blood pumped by the heart per minute is referred to as cardiac output (Q).
  • About 3 million red blood cells are lost every second, only to be replenished by the same number created in the bone marrow.

Top 5 amazing facts about the human body – Heart

  1. The average adult fist is the size of the heart.
  2. Every day, your heart will beat 115,000 times.
  3. The opening and closing of your heart’s valves provide the sound of your heart pounding.
  4. Your heart pumps around 2,000 liters of blood per day.
  5. The human blood vessel system would reach almost 60,000 miles if stretched out.    

Top 5 Amazing Facts about the Importance of the Respiratory System.

  1. To accommodate the heart, which is placed on the left side of the body, people’s left lung is smaller than their right lung. 
  2. Lungs can float. They are the only organs in the body that can float, owing to the air stored within alveoli.
  3. The lungs would be around the size of a tennis court if they were unfurled and enlarged to their maximum size.
  4. 70% of your waste is expelled as waste gases such as carbon dioxide when you breathe.
  5. The alveoli are small air sacs located within the lungs that allow for gas exchange. The number of alveoli in an adult’s lungs is believed to be 300 to 500 million.

An important fact that the human body’s blood circulation can not ignore is that not taking care of the blood circulation and not indulging in a good lifestyle might cause disease. 

A lack of oxygen and oxygen due to inadequate blood circulation limits muscle growth and development. It may also result in:   

  • Muscle stiffness, soreness, or weakness are all signs of a problem with your muscles.
  • Legs that feel numb or cramped
  • Pigmentation of the skin
  • Nail and hair development are both slowed.
  • The medical condition erectile dysfunction (ED) affects men.

People with diabetes and those over the age of 50 are at the most risk of impaired circulation. If you have poor blood circulation in your feet and legs, you may have PAD, and making lifestyle adjustments can help you avoid a heart attack or stroke. Exercise and a healthy lifestyle can significantly improve your situation. Thus, one must keep checking the importance of blood circulation and other facts about the human body as one indulges in an alternative lifestyle. 

 

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