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Can Second Hand Smoking Cause A Gradual Loss Of Vision
Sometimes: Smoking and second hand smoking increases the risk of developing macular degenreration, which can negativelly impact central vision. It also has been shown to increase the prevalence of a particular form of cataract called nuclear sclerotic. In some patients with very poor diets who imbibe excess alcohol, smoking may also be associated with optic nerve dysfunction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more
Yawn all the time without the satisfaction, is that caused by long exposure to second hand smoking?
Likely not: It means that you don't have enough sleep or not have a restful sleep the night before. If you have at least 8 hours of sleep and still feeling tired, the most common cause is obstructive sleep apnea. Second hand smoking might cause COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Severe COPD might cause chronic hypoxia / hypercapnia and makes you drowsy all the time. You are too young for copd. ...Read more
Does small amounts of second hand smoke cause visceral fat accumulation? I know that smoking itself increases visceral fat, but what of this variety?
Not that i know of: Am unaware of any evidence that associates second hand smoke with anything like that, particularly if in small amounts. Do your best to keep your home, or at least your living space, smoke free, and ask smokers not to do so in your vicinity, but don't think it is related. Visceral fat, for the most part, is influenced by diet and exercise, and to heredity to some extent. ...Read more
A White Lie We Tell: "Second Hand Smoke" is a White Lie we tell patients to get them to quit. There are lots of reasons to quit smoking but secondhand smoke is not one of them. The expression "second-hand smoke" is used all the time by public health officials and physicians yet there is absolutely no scientific evidence to support it's existence. It's logical to conclude but not proven in any study. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: What i can tell you is that i've autopsied two wives who died of smoker-type lung cancer -- both were non-smokers but their husbands smoked cigars and their homes were filled with smoke. There are perhaps 1000 deaths of children from asthma each year in the usa and i believe a majority are due to second-hand smoke and should result in prosecutions. You do not have to tolerate it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Involuntary smoking: You take in nicotine and other toxic chemicals just like smokers do but are exposed to higher the level of these harmful chemicals in your body. This is why 2nd hand smoke is called involuntary smoking! it has higher concentrations of cancer-causing agents (carcinogens) than the mainstream smoke. It also contains smaller particles which make their way into the body’s cells more easily. ...Read more
Second hand tobacco smoke can be irritating to the lining of the ear's normal draining tube (the Eustachian tube). Some estimate that exposure to second hand smoke is responsible for as many as 2 million extra ear infections each year in the US. Reducing exposure ...Read more
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