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Smoking Affect Blood Pressure
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
Yes.: Anyone can have low blood pressure if they are healthy, and don't abuse their health. But if you smoke, etc. Aside from the risk of cancer, you become at risk for heart disease and high bp, especially if you start early. Conversely, if you stop smoking, your risk for cancer, heart disease, and high BP goes down. Thus, it would be wise not to start smoking and save yourself a lot of trouble. ...Read more
No: Smoking raises blood pressure, constricts the blood vessels, and is bad for the entire cardiovascular system. In some people, rapid smoking results in hyperventillation, which may cause dizziness. Smoking is especially bad with people who already have high blood pressure, and is a major contributor to getting heart attacks (and strokes) in those people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Caffeine can raise blood pressure by up to 10 points in people who don't have caffeine very often. This will lower back to normal when the effects of caffeine wear off. This temporary rise in blood pressure is worse in people who already have high blood pressure. If one consumes caffeine on a regular basis, it may raise blood pressure by a small amount over the long term. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: & so can other conditions: smoking, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol (can narrow arteries to penis), medications (bp meds, antidepressants to name a couple). If not already seeing doc about bp, make appt to get it under control. There are BP meds that do not affect erections. Can also prescribe meds to enhance erections, if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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