With the ever increasing complications that come as a result of cigarette smoking, it is also increasingly becoming necessary for smokers to quit their smoking habit in mass. This is the best thing that can happen to any smoker owing to the countless benefits that will come with this single act of quitting smoking. Experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center have established that from the ongoing campaign about quitting cigarette smoking, many people are taking the heed of quitting smoking primarily because of the fear of contracting chronic health complications like heart disease, lung cancer that are likely to lead in premature death. As professional is addiction says doctor Dalal Akoury (MD) and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center that this is a step in the right direction in the resolve of leaving nothing to chance in quitting smoking. However besides the known chronic health complications, there are also other reasons which are often ignored by many and that is what we want to focus on so that we can have more people making that very important decision of quitting. Like we have already mentioned that besides the chronic illnesses, there are many other reasons why one should consider quitting smoking a health priority. To that point dear reader if you are smoking and still not very sure whether you really want to quit, we want to bring to your attention some additional reasons which are otherwise ignored by many and we hope that these will help you decide to stop now without any further hesitation.
Leaving nothing to chance in quitting smoking: Exposure to tobacco smoke increases the baby’s risk of colic
According to a review of more than 30 studies, too much exposure to tobacco smoke increases the baby’s risk of colic. Colic starts after a few weeks of birth, peaking at the age of 5 to 8 weeks. Usually, it goes away at the age of 4 months. Irritability, inconsolable crying, red face, clenched fists, drawn-up legs and screaming are among the most common symptoms of colic. Maternal smoking has also been linked to premature birth, miscarriage, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), and mental/behavioral problems in children.
Leaving nothing to chance in quitting smoking: Smoking raises risk of age-related macular degeneration
It is thought smoking reduces the skin’s natural elasticity by causing the breakdown of collagen and reducing collagen production. (Collagen is a protein that supports skin strength.) Collagen naturally degrades as we get older, leading to the formation of wrinkles. Smoking makes this happen sooner. And besides that smokers are more likely to become blind someday because of age-re slated macular degeneration. Meanwhile, quitting smoking can lower the risk of blindness. While all the risk factors are not fully understood, research has pointed smoking as one major and modifiable cause.
Leaving nothing to chance in quitting smoking: Smoking or even living with a smoker raises risk of snoring
Cigarette smoking can damage your nasal cavity, causing swelling and therefore congestion. This makes it more difficult to breathe through your nose in your sleep. As a result, you may snore and according to a study conducted by experts where more than 15,000 men and women took part, it was established that, snoring affects up to 24% of smokers, 20% of ex-smokers, and 14% of people who had never smoked. Also, nonsmokers were more likely to snore if they were exposed to secondhand smoke in their homes. Almost 20% of these nonsmokers snored, compared with nearly 13% who had never been exposed to secondhand smoke at home. Doctor Akoury says that in view of these findings, it is important to appreciate that quitting smoking will not only help you to stop snoring but also your partner will be absolutely thrilled with your newfound serenity. If this section of the discussion suits your situation, then it should motivate you to quit smoking as soon as yesterday says doctor Akoury nonetheless if you are finding it difficult doing so and you need further consultation with the experts, the doors of doctor Dalal Akoury are ever open for you and all you need to do on your part is to call and schedule for an appointment and she will accord you audience to professionally handle your problems.
According to a study of 9,200 men and women over the age of 65, the rate of mental decline is five times faster than in nonsmokers. Participants took standardized tests used to detect mental disorder at the start of the study. Two years later, higher rates of mental decline were found among men and women who smoke, even though they didn’t have a family history of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers found that people who smoke for more than 20 years are 70% more likely to have acid reflux disease than nonsmokers. If people smoke for more than 20 years, they have 70% likelihood of suffering from this disease. One study which involved more than 40,000 people suggests that acid reflux is affected by several key factors including diet, exercise, alcohol consumption, and the use of tobacco.
Aging is usually blamed for the downhill decline in sexual performance for men. But for some men the decline in sexual function can occur as early as in their late 20s. This is especially true in men who smoke cigarettes or chew tobacco. Specific declines associated with tobacco use include, increased time to achieve a full erection, a less firm erection, a lower libido or sex drive, a decline in sexual stamina, decreased or inadequate sensation, and unsatisfactory ejaculation. Fortunately, declines in sexual function associated with smoking are usually reversed with quitting.
Finally doctor Akoury says that these among many others are some the reasons that might be overlooked when it comes to making decisions of quitting smoking but are nevertheless very important as well. This according to several studies suggest that over the long term, smoking leads people to develop a wide range of health problems like heart disease, snoring issues, acid reflux, Alzheimer’s disease, and much more. Worse still it affects the health of even those who don’t smoke. We therefore hopes that with these revelations of potential consequences you can now make a very informed decision of quitting smoking today and not tomorrow says doctor Dalal Akoury who is more than willing to help you further upon scheduling for an appointment with her at any time of choice.