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does smokeless tobacco cause heart disease

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Unclear: We know it causes oral cancers so it must have irritating chemicals.. Some must get absorbed and may contribute to plaque build up.

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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes and no: Tobacco has nicotine which is a stimulant. It causes your blood vessels to constrict and your heart rate to increase.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Palpitations: Yes, stimulants can cause palpitations, and nicotine is a powerful stimulant. Cigarettes, cigars, dip, chew or any tobacco product has a significant a ... Read More
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Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Any stimulant: Can lead to palpitations.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Smoking : Hypertension & genetics as well as diabetes & age.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
34 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: The surgeon general based on extensive evidence has concluded that cigarette smoking causes heart disease as well as many other diseases.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
No: Not to the best of my knowledge and I have not seen any articles referencing this as a cause.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
First...: need to define the palpitations. Literally everyone has occasional skp beats. So... no heart disease. Furthermore, thinking one has palpitations is a ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
No: I am not aware of that.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: High cholesterol (mainly the ldl) is a risk factor for development of coronary artery disease. It is most important in patients with other "risk facto ... Read More
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