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What kind of effects does smoking with high blood pressure have?
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
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In brief: Contributory
Smoking causes the vessels to conrtact and elevate blood pressure.
Over time, hardening of the arteries occurrs. You get into a viscious cycle of this along with elevation of cholesterol and one can have clogged blood vessels in the legs, abdomen, heart, brain and elsewhere, lead to heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, amputation and worst of all impotence!

In brief: Contributory
Smoking causes the vessels to conrtact and elevate blood pressure.
Over time, hardening of the arteries occurrs. You get into a viscious cycle of this along with elevation of cholesterol and one can have clogged blood vessels in the legs, abdomen, heart, brain and elsewhere, lead to heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, blindness, amputation and worst of all impotence!
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Smoking
Smoking cigarette a person inhales nicotine that constricts or narrows blood vessels.
The smoker also inhales carbon monoxide especially with filtered cigarettes. Carbon monoxide is the deadly gas from tail pipes of cars and can cause damage to the inner lining of the blood vessels. High blood pressure adds to this damage.

In brief: Smoking
Smoking cigarette a person inhales nicotine that constricts or narrows blood vessels.
The smoker also inhales carbon monoxide especially with filtered cigarettes. Carbon monoxide is the deadly gas from tail pipes of cars and can cause damage to the inner lining of the blood vessels. High blood pressure adds to this damage.
Dr. Howard Rubin
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