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How Does Alcohol And Tobacco Affect Your Circulatory System
Nicotine addiction: Nicotine is a powerful vasoconstrictor. For each cigarette smoked the arteries constrict for about an hour with the result of 50% reduction in blood flow. Nicotine shuts down your circulation. Many with nicotine addiction like its calming effect, which long term leads to ischemic complications like stroke, heart attack, limb loss and sudden death. Hope you can quit. Small amounts red wine okay. ...Read more
LIkely quickly: The most urgent issues for anaphylaxis are breathing problem and shock. Since alcohol dilates the blood vessels , it will take even more volume to keep your circulation going. As anaphylaxis often causes a reduction in blood volume , alcohol may make the problem worse. As for smoking, it is not a problem but why would you be smoking anyway? ...Read more
What are the possible ways to test for tobacco, alcohol and mariujana In a person? Though he has quit on all of these a month ago.
Blood, urine, Saliva: There are tests using any of the above body fluids. If tobacco and alcohol were last used a month ago they will not show in a body fluid test. If you were a heavy marijuana user, it is possible that it could still show positive in body fluid test. There are also drug tests that use hair. On that test, any substance use in the past 90 days will show up. ...Read more
It's obvious alcohol and tobacco users greatly increase their risk for developing this cancer, what about those who don't abuse these substances? What do they need to be aware of to prevent this?
Fair question: but one that should be directed more towards the people who write the laws, not to a physician. Alcohol prohibition was tried between 1919-1933 and ultimately repealed with a constitutional amendment rescinding prohibition. Prohibitions against drugs appear sometimes to have very little to do with the actual danger of the drug, and more to do with public perceptions, politics and God knows what. ...Read more
Its not a contest: What's better for your health, great sleep, excellent nutrition, or a positive outlook on life? Answer: all of the above! (i don't mean to be snarky). There is no level of tobacco or heroin that's ok. Alcohol is a different story, but it's not clear whether there is a 'healthy' amount, or if drinking a small amount does not worsen your health risk. Heroin and tobacco are both highly addictive. ...Read more
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