If you love your life, then you would want to do all it takes to protect it and be happy. I believe it is in every ones interest to be healthy and comfortable in life. You may be poor economically but if there is no sickness in your body, then you are far much better that a billionaire in hospital struggling for his life because of sickness. It is regrettable that some of the health conditions we are struggling with are avoidable but we just chose to invite them into our body. Take for instance cigarette smoking is there anybody who is unaware of the dangers of cigarette smoking? Globally this is one drug that is being advertised publicly with incriminating materials detailing the consequences of its usage. In every pack of the drug there is a powerful communication of its dangers to the user’s health, so no one can actually claim ignorance. We cannot continue like this where knowingly we endangers our lives and that of the people around us through secondhand smoke says doctor Dalal Akoury a veteran expert in addiction, MD and also the founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center. The effects of cigarette smoking on your health are serious and very devastating. Realistically it can harm nearly every organ of the body. Available statistics indicate that currently cigarette smoking is causing more deaths with at least one in every five deaths in the United States is associated with cigarette smoking each year. To bring clarity about this vice, doctor Akoury is going to respond to some of the questions that concern many of us and you don’t want to miss that.
The immune system is the body’s way of protecting itself from infection and disease. Smoking compromises the immune system, making smokers more likely to have respiratory infections. Smoking also causes several autoimmune diseases, including Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis. It may also play a role in periodic flare-ups of signs and symptoms of autoimmune diseases. Smoking doubles your risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. Smoking has recently been linked to type 2 diabetes also known as adult-onset diabetes. Smokers are 30% to 40% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than nonsmokers. Additionally, the more cigarettes an individual smokes, the higher the risk for diabetes.
Recent studies show a direct relationship between tobacco use and decreased bone density. Smoking is one of many factors including weight, alcohol consumption, and activity level that increase your risk for osteoporosis, a condition in which bones weaken and become more likely to fracture.
Significant bone loss has been found in older women and men who smoke. Quitting smoking appears to reduce the risk for low bone mass and fractures. However, it may take several years to lower a former smoker’s risk.
In addition, smoking from an early age puts women at even higher risk for osteoporosis. Smoking lowers the level of the hormone estrogen in your body, which can cause you to go through menopause earlier, boosting your risk for osteoporosis.
The chemicals in tobacco smoke harm your blood cells and damage the function of your heart. This damage increases your risk for:
- Atherosclerosis, a disease in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up in your arteries
- Aneurysms, which are bulging blood vessels that can burst and cause death
- Cardiovascular disease (CVD), which includes:
- Coronary heart disease (CHD), narrow or blocked arteries around the heart
- Heart attack and damage to your arteries
- Heart-related chest pain
- High blood pressure
- Coronary Heart disease, where platelets components in the blood stick together along with proteins to form clots which can then get stuck in the plaque in the walls of arteries and cause heart attacks
- Peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a condition in which plaque builds up in the arteries that carry blood to the head, organs, and limbs
- Stroke, which is sudden death of brain cells caused by blood clots or bleeding
Breathing tobacco smoke can even change your blood chemistry and damage your blood vessels. As you inhale smoke, cells that line your body’s blood vessels react to its chemicals. Your heart rate and blood pressure go up and your blood vessels thicken and narrow.
Every cigarette you smoke damages your breathing and scars your lungs. Smoking causes:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a disease that gets worse over time and causes wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other symptoms
- Emphysema, a condition in which the walls between the air sacs in your lungs lose their ability to stretch and shrink back. Your lung tissue is destroyed, making it difficult or impossible to breathe.
- Chronic bronchitis, which causes swelling of the lining of your bronchial tubes. When this happens, less air flows to and from your lungs.
People with asthma can suffer severe attacks when around cigarette smoke.
Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals. About 70 of them are known to cause cancer. Smoking cigarettes is the number-one risk factor for lung cancer. But, smoking can affect your entire body, and is known to cause cancer in the lungs, rectum, trachea, liver, stomach, lip, bronchus, colon, kidney, esophagus, bladder, uterine cervix, oral cavity, pancreas, nasal cavity, nasopharynx and larynx. Besides all thee smocking is also known to be a major cause of leukemia.
All cigarettes are harmful, including menthol cigarettes. Many smokers think menthol cigarettes are less harmful, but there is no evidence that menthol cigarettes are safer than other cigarettes. Like other cigarettes, menthol cigarettes harm nearly every organ in the body and cause many diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and respiratory diseases. Menthol cigarettes, like other cigarettes, also negatively impact male and female fertility and are harmful to pregnant women and their unborn babies.
Some research shows that menthol cigarettes may be more addictive than non-menthol cigarettes. More research is needed to understand how addiction differs between menthol and non-menthol cigarette use.
Cigar and pipe smoke, like cigarette smoke, contains toxic and cancer-causing chemicals that are harmful to both smokers and non-smokers. Cigar and pipe smoking causes several cancers including bladder, esophageal, laryngeal or voice box, mouth, tongue, lip throat and lung cancers. Therefore individuals who smoke cigars daily are at an increased risk of developing heart disease and lung disease like emphysema. From the renounces given in the discussion, you realize that there is nothing about smoking. All it does is to cause more harm than good. You could change this by scheduling for an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury for the commencement of your healing process today.