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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death and disability in adults in the U.S. It develops when lipid (fatty) plaques builds up in the arteries. Eventually, the plaque can occlude the artery, thereby stopping blood flow to the organ supplied by that artery. If the artery supplies the heart, blockage causes a heart attack. If the blockage is in a brain vessel, the ...Read more
Typically, would smoking on and off for 1 year 5 per day on and off cause coronary artery disease at 18?
I smoke have chest pains been evaluated by doctors what is the likelihood that I have coronary artery disease? Trying to quit smoking any suggestions?
It possible I got coronary artery disease from this one stupid mistake in college and grad school--taking diet pills and smoking?
Maybe: 1i would need to know what "diet pill" you are referring to how much and how long, 2. Smoking: yes this does greatly increase the risk of many diseases includingcoronaryartery disease. But again, cig or pot, how much, how long. Did you quit? 3. What is your general health? Do you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity 4. How is your family history? Do you have family members w/cad? ...Read more
There are many: There are many risk factors - from gender (men are at higher risk when they are younger, but this changes with age) to other diseases (obesity and diabetes) to cholesterol levels to activity to smoking - and beyond. The best thing to do is to talk to your doctor about your health - what matters to one person may not matter to you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more
Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more
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