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Smoking Effects Extend Way Beyond Lung Cancer

Tobacco is harmful for human health, regardless of how you smoke it. All tobacco products contain acetone, tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide that have vulnerable impacts on your body. These substances adversely affect your lungs and also the entire body.

Smoking can cause hurdles in the ongoing systems of the body along with several other long-term effects on various organs. If you don’t quit smoking, then it might increase the risk of variety of health issues in the long run. Tobacco smoking can cause astonishing impacts on the overall health. There’s no safe way to smoke. If you think replacing your cigarette with a cigar, pipe, or hookah, then it will prove beneficial. Then simply forget! They all can make you face health risks.

Dr. Arun Kanala – a board-certified thoracic surgeon with a surgical experience of more than 20 years – is presently serving at Al Zahra Cancer Center in Dubai. He has treating lung cancer as well as other thoracic problems in Dubai’s Al Zahra Hospital.

Here are smoking effects on your lungs, heart and reproductive system:

  • Heart and Smoking – Smoking can cause damage to your heart as well as blood circulation thereby increasing the risk of stroke, heart attack, peripheral vascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, and coronary heart disease. Carbon monoxide and nicotine from the smoke put strain over your heart, making it work faster. This also increases the risk of blood clots. Other chemicals in the smoke cause damage to arteries. If you smoke, then there is a double risk of dying due to coronary heart disease or heart attack.
  • Lungs and Smoking – Lungs are the most affected part of the human body due to smoking. Coughs, colds, wheezing and asthma are just the start of a prolonged lung disease. Smoking can also lead to fatal diseases such as pneumonia, emphysema and lung cancer. Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). If a person keeps on smoking, his/her condition may worsen, which will impact the quality of life. Quitting smoking is the most effective way to end this problem of lungs.
  • Reproduction and Smoking – Smoking damages blood vessels that supply blood to reproductive organs. It can also reduce the sperm count in men and can also cause testicular cancer. Impotence is the direct result of smoking and men who smoke have a much lower sperm count than those who are non-smokers. In case of women, smoking can reduce fertility rate. Smoking is also the leading cause of cervical cancer. While you’re pregnant and continue smoking, it can lead to premature birth, miscarriage, stillbirth and prolonged illness.

Al Zahra Hospital in Dubai, we are committed to consistently deliver lung cancer treatment of international standards of quality. Our hospital provides excellence in the treatment of smoking-related lung cancer and other diseases in Dubai by means of efficiency, expertise and advanced technology.

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