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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

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is a condition where there is weakness in the wall of a blood vessel. A clot can form in the vessel as the vessel widens or expands. An artery with an aneurysm can ...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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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? Im 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? Im 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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