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Why is cigarette smoking a risk factor of coronary artery disease?

Why is cigarette smoking a risk factor of coronary artery disease?

Smoking Vascular Dz: Smoking accelerates the development of atherosclerosis (plaque formation / cholesterol build-up / formation of blockages) in blood vessels. The exact mechanism is not understood. Studies show that high cholesterol, high blood pressure and cigarette smoking together increase the risk seven times. If you smoke several packs/day for several years, this increases your risk two fold. ...Read more

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Can you get cardiovascular disease from smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco?

Can you get cardiovascular disease from smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco?

Absolutely: One of the strongest risk factors for cardiovascular disease is smoking. It causes both the blood vessels to the heart as well as those to the rest of the body to become narrowed and diseased. Stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do to extend your life. Chewing tobacco carries less of a risk than smoking, but studies show health risks with heart attacks as well. ...Read more

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I smoke, am I more susceptible to contracting legionnaires' disease?

I smoke, am I more susceptible to contracting legionnaires' disease?

Yes: Legionnaires' disease is an infection with a bacteria that causes a pneumonia. It is transmitted in a waterborne fashion, often from cooling towers, humidifiers and such. It is not spread person-to-person. It is treated with antibiotics. Avoiding a source is the best way to avoid infection. Risk factors include smoking, older age, diabetes, lung or kidney disease, cancer, or a poor immune system. ...Read more

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Dose smoking affect chrons disease.?

Dose smoking affect chrons disease.?

That's a no-no: Many studies have shown that people who smoke are more likely to develop Crohn's Disease, and research suggests that smoking increases the severity of the disease. Read more at: https://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/about-inflammatory-bowel.../smoking-and-ibd ...Read more

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Will smoking weed affect raynaud's disease?

Will smoking weed affect raynaud's disease?

Never heard of this : There is a reason for thc to be illegal. Thc causes chronic amotivational syndrome, depression, psychosis, paranoia, anxiety, weight gain, hypertension and decreased testis size. It takes any motivation out of you. Worse it is the gateway drug that will push you into morphine heroin etc. Thc clinics are good for terminal aids and cancer cases. Is raynaud's one of them? Of course not. ...Read more

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Are cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease the same disease?

Are cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease the same disease?

Close: The way i define it is that cardiovascular disease refers to the present of plaque (arterial disease) in the arteries of the heart. Ischemic heart disease means that the disease in the arteries has now decreased the blood flow to the heart and is affecting how it functions. Ischemic heart disease is a subset of cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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How unhealthy is smoking cigarettes with heart disease?

How unhealthy is smoking cigarettes with heart disease?

Very: depends on the kind of heart disease. Smoking is the number 1 preventible cause of arteriosclerosis and coronary heart disease, which are what lead to heart attacks, some strokes and peripheral vascular disease (mostly not getting enough blood in the legs and pain with walking). It is estimated that half of the million or so heart attack deaths in US would not occur if people did not smoke ...Read more

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Does lung inflammation from lupus automatically mean i will get interstitual lung disease or restrictive lung disease?

Does lung inflammation from lupus automatically mean i will get interstitual lung disease or restrictive lung disease?

See below: If you have pleurisy, it does not mean that you will or will not develop interstitial lung disease but your doctor who knows you best could better answer this question. ...Read more

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Do peripheral arterial disease and heart disease share preventive measures?

Do peripheral arterial disease and heart disease share preventive measures?

Yes.: Cardiovascular disease is a systemic process. By taking measures to reduce the risk of heart disease, you are also reducing the same risks that cause peripheral arterial disease (pad). These measures include control of high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol; regular physical activity; and not smoking. A cardiocentric approach is required to reduce the impact on clinical outcomes. ...Read more

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Does having gum disease increase alzeihmers risk?

Does having gum disease increase alzeihmers risk?

Potential link: In a small study researchers find a potential link between gum disease and Alzheimer's, but more study is necessary to show clinical significance. Although the findings do not prove that oral bacteria causes Alzheimer’s disease, preventing gum disease is still a good idea, and step #1 is a good oral hygiene. ...Read more

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What is worse, inhaling second hand smoke or smoking cigarettes?

What is worse, inhaling second hand smoke or smoking cigarettes?

Risks less but there: While the odds are less, secondhand smoke has been linked to the development of emphysema and heart disease, just like smoking. So not as intensely risky as smoking, but still risky. People who live with smokers do need to be careful and mind their own health. ...Read more

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Could household breathing masks protect against secondhand smoke?

Could household breathing masks protect against secondhand smoke?

Not much: it might screen out some of the larger particulate matter, but not the smaller particles as well as the molecules in the smoke, like formaldehyde and carbon monoxide. The best treatment is to prevent it. If people are smoking in your home, don't allow it. If you don't have a choice, try negotiating a 'smoking room' which could be outfitted with "smoke-eaters." Check with your towns laws on this. ...Read more

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Can chronic kidney disease increase my risk for coronary artery disease?

Can chronic kidney disease increase my risk for coronary artery disease?

Yes: Renal hypertension can be related and can aggravate cad. Treatment of hypertension is a part of the overall rx for cad. ...Read more

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What problems are caused by cigarette second hand smoke ?

What problems are caused by cigarette second hand smoke ?

Same as smoking.: The risks may be lower, but they're the same as smoking. Heart disease. Lung cancer. Emphysema. The list goes on. ...Read more

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What problems are caused by cigarette second hand smoke ?

What problems are caused by cigarette second hand smoke ?

Same as smoking.: The risks may be lower, but they're the same as smoking. Heart disease. Lung cancer. Emphysema. The list goes on. ...Read more

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Effects of smoking weed with heart disease?

Effects of smoking weed with heart disease?

Heart attack: and heart disease is a potential risk. the latest randomized control studies showed the growing risk of marijuana-associated adverse cardiovascular effects, especially in young people. The comorbid conditions are obesity, sedentarism, high cholesterol blood pressure. Obviously, marijuana like many other drugs is the drug has side effects. ...Read more