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how does chewing tobacco affect your body

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Chewing tobacco: What do you mean by "make your body feel inside"? Nicotine will increase your risk for cardiovascular disease and various malignancies. Chewing tobacc ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
44 years experience Child Psychiatry
Probably: It takes a while for the body to adjust after a change such as quitting use of tobacco. The tobacco has many effects on body functions and these body ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Tobacco and diabetes: Tobacco increases blood sugar levels, making your diabetes harder to control. Chewing tobacco and diabetes make a dangerous combination when it comes ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Questell
8 years experience Family Medicine
Voice change?: I'm not aware of anyone experiencing voice changes from chewing tobacco.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience Dentistry
Stains and ... : Stains them and is generally unhealthy for the mouth and the teeth.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Some thoughts...: Periodontal disease causes the gums to recede, and smokers have a higher incidence of periodontitis. Inhaled toxins, irritating hot smoke, decreased s ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Chewing tobacco: Not to my knowledge. Ask your doctor if it is really bothering you.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wyatt
25 years experience Family Medicine
Gain usually: Alcohol is broken down into carbohydrates - with little to no true nutritional value- ie: not a fat or protein, or fruit or vegetable with vitamins. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Tobacco: Refer to diagram
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Behroozan
20 years experience Dermatology
Badly: Smoking affects "lip lines" in two ways: 1. The repetitive movement around the lips as a result of puckering repetitvely can lead to vertical lines ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience Dermatology
Premature aging: Smoking causes damage to the skin in just the same way it causes damage to your lungs. Other than wrinkling due to puckering of the lips and squinting ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Tobacco: Refer to diagram
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Smoking: Chronic use affects lungs & cardiovascular systems. When emphysema and atherosclerosis start, it can be.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Cancer and more: You are at increased risk for cancer of the mouth, throat, esophagus, urinary bladder, pancreas and perhaps others. Tobacco also causes blood vessel ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Increased risks: Not only does smoking increase risk of heart disease and COPD in lungs, plus cancer, but we do find increased risk of stroke and multiple sclerosis to ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
None: To my knowledge, tobacco has plenty of effects on other organs, but not the gallbladder.
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Can trigger rosacea: Excessive alcohol intake can cause the skin to look sallow and less healthy. Chronic alcohol use can prematurely age the skin. It can also exacerbate ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Slows breathing: Alcohol is a brain depressant - it causes a part of the brain called the medulla to slow heart rate and depress breathing. In severe alcohol poisonin ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
2 ways: Foods which are acidic or spicy can directly damage the voice box, and contribute to hoarseness. Other foods, like high fat foods, caffeine, and other ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
Alcohol and muscles: Alcohol consumption impacts on growth hormone, testosterone production, and recovery. Therefore it impacts on and reduces the impsct of muscle buildin ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Not fully understood: but it is clear that the activity of autoimmune diseases, like ulcerative colitis, psoriasis and several others appear to be reduced in smokers. Nobo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. TRUC DAO
Dr. TRUC DAO answered
36 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol dental healt: Alcohol impairs white blood cells from protecting the gums and causes 50% more rate of periodontal infections, compared to non drinkers. Also, heavy ... Read More
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