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Can smoking lead to aortic aneurysm?

Can smoking lead to aortic aneurysm?

Arteriosclerosis: Cigarrette smoking accelerates the process of arteriosclerosis which in turn results in atheroma formation with its multiple consequences depending on location. In the aorta it results in cystic medial necrosis leading to aneurysmal dilatation or the opposite, arteriosclerosis obliterans. ...Read more

Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...Read more


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Will smoking marijuana have any effect on existing brain aneurysms?

Will smoking marijuana have any effect on existing brain aneurysms?

Make them worse: Smoking anything, tobacco or marijuana, will worsen brain aneurysms. Therefore it is not advisable. ...Read more

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What causes a brain aneurysm to develop then rupture for people in their early 20s? Hereditary? Lifestyle choices like smoking? Please elaborate

What causes a brain aneurysm to develop then rupture for people in their early 20s? Hereditary? Lifestyle choices like smoking? Please elaborate

Brain aneurysm young: What causes a brain aneurysm to develop then rupture for people in their early 20s? Hereditary? Lifestyle choices like smoking? Please elaborate. ANS: 1 cause is inherited high BP called glucocorticoid remedial HTN. Also rare families with short fingers. I specialize in these and happy to do 2nd opinion. Need pictures of hands. Others have inherited weak artery walls. BCPs increase risk. ...Read more

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My BP is low 120/80 no smoking and they want me on adderal to bring my ADHD symptoms from 6th grade level to my normal A level from aneurysm surgery?

My BP is low 120/80 no smoking and they want me on adderal to bring my ADHD symptoms from 6th grade level to my normal A level from aneurysm surgery?

Agree, but it'd be: Best if you had a neuropsychological evaluation prior to initiating a trial of stimulant medication. ADHD is not a Learning Disability. Severity is not age-related, though Hyperactivity/Impulsivity wanes & Inattention becomes more prominent in adulthood. Treatment can improve learning indirectly but doesn't recoup cognitive ability or " fix" all processing, memory & executive function deficits. ...Read more

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My sister died from ubarachnoid hemorrhage and I wanted to know if smoking meth can cause a burst aneurysm.

My sister died from ubarachnoid hemorrhage and I wanted to know if smoking meth can cause a burst aneurysm.

Yes it can: I'm sorry to hear of your very painful loss. Among its many dangerous effects, smoking meth increases blood pressure and heart rate a lot. This can certainly cause a burst aneurysm. All it takes is one episode with drugs like this (which includes stimulants like cocaine). If there was an autopsy, drug screen may have been done. Hoping you are not on such a path yourself. Be well. ...Read more

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22 y.O female with back headaches. Is this a brain aneurysm? I'm scared ill have one but I have no family history, no smoking, no kids, no hbp

22 y.O female with back headaches. Is this a brain aneurysm? I'm scared ill have one but I have no family history, no smoking, no kids, no hbp

Not necessarily: There are many causes of back headaches. Although aneurysms can cause headaches this is not the most likely cause. Consultation with a neurologist might be helpful in discussing with you the many causes of headaches in back. ...Read more

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Trying to quit smoking. With that the only risk factor what are the chances of getting blood clots ane brain aneurysms?

Trying to quit smoking. With that the only risk factor what are the chances of getting blood clots ane brain aneurysms?

Risk is present.: Smoking increases the risk of aneurysm formation. Smoking increases aneurysm rupture rate if present. Smoking increases risk of aneurysm recurrence if treated with coils. Please stop smoking. ...Read more

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Can an aneurysm lead to stroke?

Can an aneurysm lead to stroke?

Yes: A ruptured aneurysm produces a subarachnoid hemorrhage, which can create local vasospasm and decreased blood flow to areas of brain and resultant stroke. ...Read more

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What could lead to an aortic aneurysm?

What could lead to an aortic aneurysm?

Aortic Aneurysms: It is not entirely clear exactly what causes aortic aneurysms, but we know of a few risk factors, probably the most significant of which is smoking. Other risk factors include atherosclerosis and high blood pressure. There is also a hereditary component, so these can run in families. There are also genetic syndromes such as Marfan's or ehlers-danlos which are associated. See a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Why does coarctation of the aorta lead to cerebral aneurysm?

Why does coarctation of the aorta lead to cerebral aneurysm?

Possibly: Coarctation of the aorta may lead to increased hydrostatic pressure in the vessels leading to the brain and therefore may pose a risk for cerebral aneurysm formation. If you have other risk factors, I would consider screening, but please see a neurosurgeon or neurologist about this. Refer to the brain aneurysm center for women website for more information. Chicagoaneurysm. Com. ...Read more

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When should a headache not be ignored or slept off? Can a headache lead to brain aneurysm then brain death? How would someone know?

When should a headache not be ignored or slept off? Can a headache lead to brain aneurysm then brain death? How would someone know?

Headache: Sudden severe onset, associated with light sensitivity, neck stiffness, focal neurologic deficit's, fever, nausea/vomiting, new onset etc should all be grounds for evaluation. Typically when brain death is encountered one is unaware of it's occurrence. Intracranial aneurysm can be manifest as headache not vice versa. ...Read more

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Do aortic aneurysms cause or lead to heart attacks?

Do aortic aneurysms cause or lead to heart attacks?

Yes: If ascending aortic aneurysm forms a dissection. The flap can close one of the coronary arteries and give a heart attack. ...Read more

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Can straining/pushing while pooping (from constipation)lead to formation of aneurysms? Due to increased pressure. Someone told me this. True or untrue?

Can straining/pushing while pooping (from constipation)lead to formation of aneurysms? Due to increased pressure. Someone told me this. True or untrue?

No!: You may already have the aneurysm and increasing your intra-thoracic and intra-abdominal pressure will minimally change your blood pressure and then only momentarily. It does not cause the aneurysm and will not exacerbate it. ...Read more

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How could a thoracic aortic aneurysm lead to pulmonary congestion/cough?

How could a thoracic aortic aneurysm lead to pulmonary congestion/cough?

Several: Descending aorta can be quite large and compress the lung or the left airway- bronchus.
Ascending aorta can have valve disruption and congestive failure as features of progression.
Many are asymptomatic in the early stage and only detected by x-rays. ...Read more

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Does smoking lead to nec?

Does smoking lead to nec?

??: Smoking causes iugr. Iugr indirectly may be associated with GI issues. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed lead to loss of weight?

Can smoking weed lead to loss of weight?

That is not a good: Weight loss strategy. In fact, many people feel more hungry after smoking or eating cannabis. ...Read more

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Could smoking lead to spider naevus spots?

No: Am aware of no relationship between the two. Smoking can lead to dark spots, but spider angiomata are vascular changes that can be related to problems with the liver and hormonal changes in people. ...Read more

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Can smoking always lead to cancer or only in most/some cases?

Can smoking always lead to cancer or only in most/some cases?

Odds are yes/yes: Why play Russian roulette with your health by smoking at all? Cigarette smoking does nothing good for your body. See: http://www. Cancerresearchuk. Org/about-cancer/causes-of-cancer/smoking-and-cancer/how-smoking-causes-cancer Be safe and stop smoking. ...Read more

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Could smoking weed lead to emphysema?

Could smoking weed lead to emphysema?

Theoretically poss.: Any type of noxious stimuli can cause COPD if used long enough and you have a genetic predisopsition. One inhales deeper and may hold breath longer than usual. So in theory possible. Just like anything avoid the use of chemicals and stay healthy. ...Read more

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Does smoking lead to depression?

Does smoking lead to depression?

Indirectly: Smoking a cigarette will not make you depressed. However, the consequences of tobacco dependence, like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, and emphysema certainly can cause depression by virtue of the fact that they give you chronic medical conditions to deal with on a daily basis. It cannot be stressed enough how bad smoking is for your health. ...Read more

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Does smoking lead to weight loss?

Does smoking lead to weight loss?

Not worth it: Although smoking may reduce your weight by a few pounds, you will likely gain more than that back when you stop. You know the risks associated with smoking and how difficult it is to stop. If you are currently smoking, it is time to stop and allow your weight to return to where it was. Smoking will always harm you. Healthy eating and exercise will make you healthy, strong, and fit. ...Read more

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Will pipe smoking lead to a weak left vocal fold?

Will pipe smoking lead to a weak left vocal fold?

Not usually: Pipe smoke not being inhaled commonly leads to cancers of the mouth, tongue and nasopharynx. Weakness of the vocal cords is usually due to a nerve injury, neurological pathology such as a growth in the brain or polyps and other such growths of the soft tissues of the vocal cord and throat. ...Read more

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How can cigarette smoking can lead to hypertension?

How can cigarette smoking can lead to hypertension?

Smoking- HTN: While smoking has not been conclusively proven to cause high blood pressure, each cigarette you smoke temporarily increases your blood pressure for many minutes after you finish. ...Read more