Does spit tobacco usage cause heart disease just like cigarettes do?

Unclear. We know it causes oral cancers so it must have irritating chemicals.. Some must get absorbed and may contribute to plaque build up.

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Can the nicotine in electronic cigarettes cause heart disease?

Controversial . E-cigarettes were introduced into usa market in 2007. It's a vaporizer of liquid nicotine without tobacco. In 2009 fda tested few varieties. Few known cancer producing agents were found. Resulting in fda publicity discouraging the use of e-cig. That move raise more controversies. Other medical association recommend its use. No data on heart disease at this moment. Read more...

My boyfriend found out he has a plaque disease in his mouth. Also so possiblr infections. Can this cause heart disease? What are signs of heart diseas

Periodontal disease. People with gum disease are nore likely to have heart disease. A study has shown this link. Read more...
No. Gum disease and heart disease share common risk factors. One does not cause the other. It seems that the scientific observation that both tend to show up in the same patients has led some dentist and mds to claim that gum disease may cause heart disease. The american heart association reviewed 500 journal articles and concluded there was no proof of this. Read more...
Probably Connected. Plaque in the mouth seems to have a significant negative effect on overall health as well as heart health. It must be treated aggressively as early as possible. Heart disease often shows no sings until a heart attack. So, get the plaque removed & monitored long-term, and also see a physician for a check-up. You can't detect early warning signs of heart disease yourself. Only your dds/md can help. Read more...

How can heart disease cause blood in mouth?

Lung microbleeds. Most often the problem is little hemorrhages from capillaries in the lungs that are under too much pressure as the right side tries to pump against a failing left side. Ordinary folks may experience this during extreme unaccustomed exercise. Read more...

I can't stop chewing the inside of my mouth and I have peridontal disease is this dangerous with heart disease the cause if my dads death?

Multiple issues. First if your dad died of a heart attack at a young. Age then your at risk regardless of your gums. You need to make sure you follow up for regular physicals with complete labs. Follow a healthy life syle and exercise regularly. Your teeth and gums should be evaluated by your dentist. There has been an association with CAD and gingivitis so getting this taken care is a good idea. Read more...
Periodontal disease. Periodontal disease should not be taken lightly. New studies have indicated increased problems with many vital organs, including your heart. Have it treated. You are young and you need a healthy mouth to live a healthy life. Read more...

How unhealthy is smoking cigarettes with heart disease?

Very. depends on the kind of heart disease. Smoking is the number 1 preventible cause of arteriosclerosis and coronary heart disease, which are what lead to heart attacks, some strokes and peripheral vascular disease (mostly not getting enough blood in the legs and pain with walking). It is estimated that half of the million or so heart attack deaths in US would not occur if people did not smoke. Read more...

What do you advise for heart disease history and smoking cigarettes?

Stop smoking. The best thing to do is quit smoking. There are many therapies and methods that can result in successful, long-term abstinence. The first step is to speak with your doctor, discuss the options, and become accountable to a "quit" date to stop smoking. It's not always easy, but 40 years old is too young to take chances, and something can still be done. Get help to quit smoking. Read more...

Why does smoking put me at higher risk for heart disease? I smoke half a pack of cigarettes a day. I keep hearing it puts me at a higher risk of getting heart disease. Why does smoking increase my risk? .

Nicotine . Nicotine increases Insulin resistance. This in turns can lead to higher sugar levels. . People with pre-diabetes or diabetes are at an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Read more...
Many reasons. Nicotine itself is toxic to the heart, and elevates heart rate, which makes the heart work harder. It lowers the oxygen level in blood, raises carbon monoxide levels (which further steals oxygen from our cells), adds poisons such as formaldehyde into the body), and anything that damages the lungs will damage the heart as well. You don't need to know why, you need to know it does, and to stop! Read more...