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Does smoking really affect my voice?

Does smoking really affect my voice?

Yes.: Short term, the heat from the cigarettes can cause a pseudo-thermal burn on the vocal cords. This can cause edema of the vocal cords (reinke's edema). The vocal cords will vibrate differently and change your voice. Long-term smoking may lead to precancerous and cancerous changes to the vocal cords. This again will change your voice. If you smoke and have persistent hoarseness, you should see ent. ...Read more

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Does smoking affect my height?

Does smoking affect my height?

No effect on height: Smoking does not affect one's height. Studies have found that smokers on average tend to be a slightly thinner than non-smokers, but there is no difference in height. ...Read more

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How does smoking weed affect a sore throat?

How does smoking weed affect a sore throat?

Would anticipate: that it would act as an irritant in the upper airway and could increase soreness. ...Read more

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How does smoking affect my diabetes?

How does smoking affect my diabetes?

See below: Smoking increases production of stress hormones (your body wants to fight the toxins you're inhaling). Stress hormones cause increased glucose production ("fight or flight") which exacerbates diabetes. More importantly, smoking causes increased inflammation in your arteries. Diabetes does this too. So, now, you have double arterial inflammation - increasing heart attack & stroke risk. ...Read more

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How does acid reflux affect my singing voice?

How does acid reflux affect my singing voice?

Maybe it does...: In some people, whether with or without heartburn ("silent reflux") stomach contents with acid can regurgitate to your throat. This causes laryngitis and an asthma-like picture--thus affecting your singing voice. Not all gerd patients are so affected. ...Read more

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How does acid reflux affect my voice?

Reflux & voice: The reflux of gastric contents can cause inflammation & swelling of the lower throat, upper trachea and the vocal cords. All of these can affect phonation or the production of sound. ...Read more

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How does reflux affect smoking weed lump in throat and ears i can't listen to music and i can't smoke weed neither?

How does reflux affect smoking weed lump in throat and ears i can't listen to music and i can't smoke weed neither?

Love to help, but...: You may be describing laryngeal-esophageal reflux -- please refer to healthtap answers regarding lerd. Can't help you though with what choice of music you listen to or the advisability of smoking weed. However, making the best healthy choices you can early in your adult life is something i would highly recommend! ...Read more

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What affect does sneezing have on your heart? Does it stop beating?

What affect does sneezing have on your heart? Does it stop beating?

Vaso vagal: Sneezing can cause a rapid increase in your blood pressure which could cause a rapid drop in heart rate as a reflex, effectively "stopping your heart" for a few seconds. ...Read more

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How can THC affect my health (not smoke)?

How can  THC affect my health (not smoke)?

Some sxs: This is being answered by a psychiatrist. Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. ...Read more

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Does my mother's drinking problem affect my genes?

Does my mother's drinking problem affect my genes?

If...: If she was drinking during the pregnancy, unfortunately yes.Ask your doctor for further information. ...Read more

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How does my diet affect my baby?

How does my diet affect my baby?

It depends: Some babies are very sensitive to what moms eat while breastfeeding, others are not. Some foods (dairy, soy, certain cruciferous vegetables) may cause gas or intestinal distress in some babies. Caffeine may overstimulate certain babies, as well. A healthy diet full of fresh fruits and vegetables, water, lean proteins and whole grains, can promote health in your baby. ...Read more

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Can me smoking a little bit of weed affect my asthma?

Can me smoking a little bit of weed affect my asthma?

Yes: Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged ; deeper than with tobacco. Higher combustion temperatures are reached because it is smoked to a shorter butt. This leads to a carboxyhemoglobin concentration that is 5 x ^ than tobacco. 3 x more tar is inhaled. Prolonged use of cannabis can lead to airway inflammation, wheezing ; ^ in sputum production. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what effect does smoking have on your skin?

I'm wondering what effect does smoking have on your skin?

Smoking: Great question! smoking prematurely causes loosening (laxity) and ages the skin by working on the structural proteins in the skin, collagen and elastin. Stopping smoking and avoiding the sun may be the 2 most important things anyone can do for the long-term health of their skin! ...Read more

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Why does smoking cause my throat to hurt?

Why does smoking cause my throat to hurt?

Toxins: Cigarettes are full of toxins. You are breathing in poisons each time you inhale. ...Read more

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I clear my throat a lot, will this affect my singing voice?

I clear my throat a lot, will this affect my singing voice?

Yes, it may: Frequent throat clearing is a sign of post nasal drip. Do you have allergic rhinitis. It will effect your singing voice because the drippage may collect on the vocal cord area and cause cough and tickling sensation during singing. Try saline nasal lavage/irrigation, antihistamines, steroid nasal sprays. See your physician or ENT if symptoms persists. ...Read more

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How does alcohol affect my brain?

How does alcohol affect my brain?

Depends on you: If you are indeed an alcoholic, and have an associated nutritional deficiency, you could acquire wernicke-korsakoff syndrome with incoordination, gait imbalance, visual problems, confusion, and memory loss. Not unique if alcohol abuse to eventually develop brain atrophy and dementia. However, all is secondary to abuse, as moderation does not result in the above. ...Read more

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I quit smoking weed, could that affect my period?

I quit smoking weed, could that affect my period?

Doubtful: That it would cause the body stress enough to stop your period. But, never say never. ...Read more