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I am 22. How long does it take for the aorta to become less flexible and in risk for aneurysms and dissection. Smoked on and off for some years...

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Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Genetic

Smoking will cause premature arteriosclerosis but your genes and other factors such as your diet, will also play a part.
STOP SMOKING. There is help if you wish to stop

In brief: Genetic

Smoking will cause premature arteriosclerosis but your genes and other factors such as your diet, will also play a part.
STOP SMOKING. There is help if you wish to stop
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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: For sure?

NMS but no one can tell you when and if aneurysm and dissection would occur. Arteries do get more rigid as we age and probably happens to everyone to a variable extent by age 40.
At age 23, your risk is nearly non-existent but you need to stop smoking which can only hasten arteriosclerosis which you are so concerned about.

In brief: For sure?

NMS but no one can tell you when and if aneurysm and dissection would occur. Arteries do get more rigid as we age and probably happens to everyone to a variable extent by age 40.
At age 23, your risk is nearly non-existent but you need to stop smoking which can only hasten arteriosclerosis which you are so concerned about.
Thank
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