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How Much Does Smoking Affect Your Lifespan
1: Smoking has many problems, not just the nicotene and tar. The paper has heavy metal toxins including arsenic, cyanide and cadmium. But the major problem is the carbon monoxide ingestion. This problem causes inadequate oxygenation of our tissues. So therefore, it increases the risk of every disease and cancer secondary to our tissues not repairing correctly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably smoking: Although there hasn't been an actual study measuring lifespan reduction head-to-head between these 2 directly, my educated guess is that smoking is a greater health risk. Smoking not only risks developing cancer, but also causes lung disease all by itself. Also, stopping smoking can improve your mental health -- less anxiety and depression overall. http://tinyurl.com/mv56x66. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't know numbers: but clearly statistically people who stop smoking fare far better than those who continue, and same with drinking alcohol. There are some illnesses, such as cirrhosis, where studies have been done that show that fewer than 10% of those with severe cirrhosis (with bleeding) will survive 5 years if they continue drinking, and 40% or so will survive if they stop. However, people aren't statistics. ...Read more
If I have had a kidney transplant will smoking marijuana harm me or the kidney or lifespan of the kidnry?
It varies: Beta-thal major is a serious blood disorder that requires significant medical care. These children require regular blood transfusions and then treatments to keep their body from holding on to too much iron from these transfusions. Some children are cured of this disease with a bone marrow transplant, and if successful, may have a normal life span, but not all children are eligible for transplant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, not really.: No. Sneeze away! but seriously, sneezers also tend to be wheezers. In other words, they tend to have higher rates of asthma, all else being equal. Asthma, if not treated properly could reduce life span. Don't stress though. There are many causes of sneezing, most of which are harmless and don't portend any health risk. ...Read more
Healthy lifestyle: Eat healthfully w at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit /day (organic is best). Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Watch portion sizes. No tobacco, illicit drugs & low to no alcohol use. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs sleep /night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Maintain good hygiene. Daily physical ...Read more
Maybe: There are several models that calculate predicted survival, including outcomes after liver transplant for patients with pbc (http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/gi-rst/models.Html). However, prognosis for pbc has improved greatly over the last 20 years. Now, many patients with early stage pbc may have a normal life expectancy with treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See comments: Cidp is an autoimmune disorder predominantly affecting the myelin coverings of the peripheral nerves, and can readily be controlled in over 80% of people by monthly ivig (intravenous immune globulin) infusions. Life span would not be shortened if the disorder is appropriately managed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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