Microvascular Health

Microvascular System & Capillaries

Microvascular

Endothelial glycocalyx has been shown to be an integral part of the microvascular system. Without a healthy glycocalyx layer inside the blood vessels and capillaries systems that are required for good health may not function correctly. You may look and feel healthy, but your microvascular system could be in a much different state.

Organ starvation is one reason that declining health and diseases begin in the body. When the capillaries begin to lose their function, vital organs don’t receive the nutrients needed to be healthy… the silent spiral of health decline begins.

These early warning signs may be caused by a problem hidden in the smallest blood vessels in your body—your microscopic capillaries.

 

Diabetes

Caused by High Blood Glucose Level

A healthy microvascular system is important for transport of glucose from blood to organs.

High blood glucose damages (micro) vascular system and causes blindness, kidney failure, heart attack and stroke.

Hypertension

Blood Pressure is Higher than Accepted Level

Hypertension is associated with loss of microvascular density.

Hypertension increases cardiovascular risk (heart attack, stroke, kidney failure).

Heart Disease

Loss of Pump Function of Heart

Loss of microvascular density causes heart attack.

Insufficient number of capillaries per heart muscle fiber impairs heart pump function (heart failure).

Kidney Disease

Impaired Production of Urine Causing Increased Blood Volume and Hypertension

Damage of microvessels causes leakage of blood proteins into urinary space, damage of renal filtration units and kidney failure.

Stroke

Blood Clot in Brain Artery Causing Brain Damage

Damage to vascular wall causes blood clots.

Microvascular damage causes White Matter Lesions with poor neurological prognosis.

Inflammatory Disorders

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Vasculitis, Allergies, Glomerulonephritis, Autoimmune Diseases, Scleroderma, and Atherosclerosis

Attack of microvascular system by inflammatory cells results in loss of capillaries.

Increased capillary permeability causes tissue edema.

Septic Shock

Loss of Circulation Blood Volume Causes Drop in Blood Pressure

Can lead to Impaired organ blood flow resulting in acute kidney failure, reduced lung function, heart attack, stroke and brain damage

Leaky microvessels result in loss of blood plasma volume to tissue space.

Damaged vascular wall causes increased blood clotting and inflammation.

Inflammatory Disorders

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Vasculitis, Allergies, Glomerulonephritis, Autoimmune Diseases, Scleroderma, and Atherosclerosis

Attack of microvascular system by inflammatory cells results in loss of capillaries.

Increased capillary permeability causes tissue edema.

Cancer Metastasis

Uncontrolled Growth of Tumors

Leaky microvessels allow tumor cells to enter the vascular system and redistribute to different parts of our body, causing tumor metastasis (secondary tumors).