Smoking is defines as, “the action or the habit of inhaling and exhaling the smoke of tobacco or a drug.” Smoking of tobacco kills more than half of its users worldwide. According to statistics, tobacco is responsible for the deaths of over 7 million people annually. Tobacco smoking causes a lot of health problems. It is a pathway to death in some ways. People who smoke, not only spoil their lives but also lives of their families and people who care for them.
There are several ways by which smoking damages our body. The 5 biggest issues associated with smoking are discussed in detail below:
Smoking causes the toxins in the cigarettes to enter your blood circulation. They end up making the blood thicker and increase the chances of formation of clots. In turn these lead to rise in blood pressure and heart rate which makes the heart work harder and puts more stress on the heart. This also causes the arteries which carry blood to narrow and reduces the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood to various organs. These can lead to a person to suffer from stroke.
It has long been observed that smoking can lead to a lot of heart related issues such as coronary heart diseases, heart attacks, etc. Smoking leads to narrowing of the arteries which carry blood and lead to a lot of strain being put on the heart to make it work faster. Also, other chemicals in a cigarette may damage the lining of the arteries leading to other complications related to the heart. Statistics suggest that smoking doubles the chances of a person to die of a heart attack.
Smoking has been associated with smokers suffering from stomach ulcers and cancer. Excessive smoking can weaken the muscles which control the lower end of the esophagus and may lead to acid from the stomach to regurgitate back up to the gullet. Also, smoking has been shown to cause kidney cancers as well. Smokers also have been seen to have a poor appetite and often suffer from problems such as constipation.
Smoking has shown to cause a lot of issues in a person’s lungs. Smokers suffer from issues such as excessive cough, cold, wheezing and asthma problems. Also, it can lead to fatal diseases such as pneumonia and lung cancers in people who smoke for several years. Almost 84% deaths associated with lung cancer and 85% related to COPD are due to smoking.
Smoking and ED have always been associated with one another. It has been documented in various studies all around the world to have caused plaque build-up in the arteries also known as atherosclerosis. This plaque obstructs the flow of blood throughout the body, including the penis causing erectile dysfunction. Also it has been associated to fertility issues in both men and women.
Other problems associated with smoking are:
Smoking and ED: A shocking link
One of the major reason younger men suffer from erectile dysfunction are attributed mainly to unhealthy lifestyle habits, one of them is ‘Smoking’. Erectile dysfunction in men occurs due to many reasons. The major reason is the poor flow of blood to the penis which is caused due to unhealthy lifestyle habits or due to underlying health issues. It is believed that the main contributing factor towards ED is the action of the enzyme PDE5 which suppresses the cGMP in the body which is responsible for the blood flow. Smoking and ED have always been associated with one another. It has been documented in various studies all around the world to have caused plaque build-up in the arteries also known as atherosclerosis. This plaque obstructs the flow of blood throughout the body, including the penis causing erectile dysfunction.
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