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Can Lipitor Reduce The Damage Done By Cigarette Smoking On The Blood Vessels
May help: Statin drugs like Lipitor (atorvastatin) lower LDL cholesterol, as well as other forms of lipids that lead to blocked arteries and damaged arteries. They can also reduce the inflammation of the blood vessel, which is a potent driver of the process that leads to damaged and blocked arteries. Cigarette smoking causes tremendous damage to the arteries via multiple mechanisms. Best bet - STOP SMOKING!! ...Read more
Atorvastatin has the brand name lipitor (atorvastatin). . Its function is to lower the body's production of cholesterol and to stabilize current cholesterol plaques. The general name for this class of medication is "statins". Other statins include Crestor (rosuvastatin) ...Read more
If i've been smoking cigarettes for 2yrs (maybe 2 packs of cigarettes a month for the past 6 months) can that cause perment constricted blood vessels?
Absolutely.: Smoking is a major cause of peripheral arterial disease (pad). In fact while pad can occur in non-smokers, smokers are at 16x higher risk. Smoking is also a major cause of coronary artery disease, which is blockages in the arteries that supply the heart. I would certainly advise quitting smoking. A combination of cessation strategies is best and this includes counseling, support groups, and meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For an insurance discount blood test how long will it take to get cigarette smoking to not show on test? I smoke @3 cigarettes/day.
Im trying to quit smoking with patches is it the nicotine that constrics blood vessels or is it the other toxins in the smoke?
Nicotine constricts: While there might be a little cross-over, in general nicotine causes the vascular effects including constriction of blood vessels, & tars/other chemicals contribute carcinogens, promoting cancer. So in using the patch, you still get the effects of nicotine (hopefully at a lower dose than a cigarette) but are spared the hundreds of other chemicals. Go ahead & use the patches ... but get off ASAP! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poor health habits: Nicotine addiction and alcohol are not part of a healthy lifestyle. Over time they increase risk for serious health issues; heart attack, cancer and stroke. Varicose veins are not a serious health issue and they are treatable. Coughing, straining and pelvic pressure (pregnancy) can blow these valves. Be well, focus on healthy habits. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several ways.: Smoking causes constriction of the blood vessels. This occurs less commonly in the veins as compared to the arteries. Smoking is one of the major risk factors for the development of atherosclerosis (hardening and narrowing of the arteries). In addition to this it can lead to intrinsic lung disease, which could then lead to thickening of the blood(polycythemia) which could lead to blood clots. ...Read more
Hello, I'm going for blood tests to see what is causing my migraines, will cigarette smoking come up on these blood tests?
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