Answers to challenge 6:
Coronary Arteries ✔️
Congratulations to the winners 🎉
– The miracle of life
– Sister A
– Flower in the wild
Systemic veins ❌
The pathogical mechanism behind Coronary Artery Spasm also known as (Angina) was explained in the 2 chapters below
To recap & refresh the info a little:
The Autonomic Nervous System coordinates the Coronary Arteries by causing Vasodilation & Constriction of the blood vessels (as by the action / function of a nerve)
Vasodilation is the widening / expanding of your blood vessels. It happens when smooth muscles found in the walls of arteries or large veins relax, allowing the blood vessels to become more open. This leads to an increase in blood flow through your blood vessels as well as a decrease in blood pressure
The opposite is Vasoconstriction – narrowing of blood vessels.
Coronary Artery Spasms are also referred to as Vasospasm.
Symptom management was explained in the chapter pertaining to medication – Updated 👇
I added this specific challenge because people are mainly aware of plaque / blocked arteries being raised as the red flag 🚩. Most don’t know Coronary Artery Spasms exist, let alone its connection to the Autonomic Nervous System & the extent to which it can actually endanger your life in Atypical cases.
Certain young cardiologists limit it to age & think it’s impossible for us to have Artery Spasms or heart attack (myocardial infarction) due to this factor. There is no age limit when it comes to these type of illnesses that involve the ANS which so extensively involved in every organ function. Illness strikes, regardless of age or time.
(Although obviously, plaque won’t be found in the younger category. It’s rather common in the older category)
Here goes your last teaser to culminate Dys trying but simultaneously beautiful month
(I haven’t discussed this topic in great length, but if you’re aware of all Dysautonomia symptoms… You’d be able to catch on & find the answer based on the organ mentioned…
Society tends to treat it as a “tainted” topic so I felt it necessary to put it out here in the open & break the stigma associated to this type of medical tool & intervention, moreso when it comes to younger people.
It’s a tool commonly attributed to elder people but there’s a large percentage of younger folks who require it’s usage and Dr’s don’t always understand the need because of adding an age criteria & limit, once again 🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️
There’s been some appalling tales shared in this regard)