Diseases - How Dangerous Are Them?
diseases can be more dangerous than what you might imagine. Many
smokers are not aware that the quality of their lives diminishes
greatly when they smoke. People that smoke are likely to suffer from
very painful and long lasting diseases. It is a bit uncommon for
someone that smokes to suffer a sudden and painless death. Not only is
that but their life expectancy is drastically reduced.
approximately 50% of all smokers will be able to reach the age of 70.
There are many factors that can come in play to determine the total
life expectancy of a smoker. Some of them are: the age at which the
habit started and how frequent is done.
The smoke contains many substances
that can not only damage you but the people that are close to you.
The fact that smoking is
dangerous can’t be argued but to understand why is dangerous can help
you to break this terrifying habit. First as you may know it contains a
substance that can cause addiction
so the process of breaking the habit can be quite difficult. Second it
contains so many hazardous chemicals to the point that a good number of
them are known to cause cancer. Finally carbon monoxide an important
part of smoke; limits the amount of oxygen that can reach the lungs in
the human body which can result in an almost infinite number of
Smoking diseases are many but the most
frequent ones are: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),
cancer, heart disease and cataracts.
The chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is the number one affliction
that affects smokers.
disease is more like a combination of 2 other conditions: emphysema and
chronic bronchitis. Emphysema normally appears as the small sacs of air
inside the lungs called alveoli get destroyed by the chemicals found in
the smoke. Chronic bronchitis is a type of bronchitis that is recurring
and leads to frequent coughing of blood and mucus. People with this
condition have trouble breathing even when performing the most simple
of tasks and in many cases they need oxygen therapy.
Lung and throat cancer are very serious smoking diseases that can be
different types of cancer are without a doubt amount the top causes of
death among smokers. The toxic chemicals in the smoke eventually turn
most of the healthy cells into cancerous ones which leads to the
formation of several tumors. These tumors can easily spread through the
whole lymphatic system causing a major break down of the bodily
Heart disease is also a very common problem affecting a many of the
of the chemicals found in the smoke are absorbed into your bloodstream
constricting your arteries resulting in high blood pressure. At the
same time the harmful chemicals can cause hardening of the arteries
leading to the formation of blood clots. Once the blood vessels become
completely clogged a heart attack is likely to appear. This condition
is normally called coronary thrombosis. The cerebral thrombosis is
another health problem that can appear when the blood vessels leading
to the brain get clogged. Cataracts are part of the smoking diseases as
The toxins found in the smoke can get into the eyes
causing macular degeneration. Blindness generally follows if the
condition is left untreated.
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