The Impact of Smoking on Cardiovascular Health: How Smoking Affects Your Heart

What are the Risks of Smoking and its Effects on Your Heart?

Smoking increases plaque formation in blood vessels. Coronary artery disease occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle become narrowed by plaque or blocked by clots. Chemicals in cigarette smoke cause blood to thicken and clots form in blood vessels and veins..

Smoking increases the formation of plaque in the blood vessels. Coronary artery disease occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle become narrowed by plaque or blocked by clots. The chemicals in cigarette smoke cause the blood to thicken and clots to form in the blood vessels and veins.

How smoking causes cardiovascular system damage

Chemicals in cigarette smoke damage the cells that line blood vessels Swelling and swelling. This can and does cause blood vessels to narrow and many cardiovascular conditions can occur.
  • Atherosclerosis, in which blood vessels become narrow and less flexible,
This happens when fats, cholesterol, and other substances build up in the blood Plaque that forms on the walls of blood vessels. opening within Blood vessels become narrowed as plaque builds up and blood can no longer flow Properly in different parts of the body. Smoking enhances training Plaque in blood vessels.
  • Coronary heart disease occurs when blood vessels are blocked
  The heart muscle is narrowed by plaque or blocked by clots. chemicals in Cigarette smoke causes blood to thicken and clots form in the veins Blockage of blood vessels by blood clots can lead to heart attack and sudden death.  
  • A stroke is a loss of brain function when blood flows
The brain is disrupted. A stroke can cause permanent brain damage and Death Smoking increases the risk of stroke. Stroke causes death Smokers are more likely than ex-smokers or people I have never smoked.  
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD) and peripheral vascular disease occur
When the blood vessels narrow and blood supply to the hands, feet, Arms and legs are reduced. Cells and tissues are deprived of the necessary oxygen. When blood flow is reduced. In extreme cases, there may be an infected limb Smoking is the most common preventable cause of PAD.  
  • An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a bulging or weakened area that occurs
In the abdominal aorta region. The aorta is the main artery that carries oxygen-rich blood throughout the body. Smoking is a  known cause of early damage to the abdominal aorta, which can lead to an aneurysmal abdominal aortic aneurysm is life-threatening; Almost all deaths are caused by abdominal aortic aneurysm smoking Women who smoke have a higher risk of dying from aorta Aneurysms than men who smoke. Autopsy is shown to narrow early Abdominal aorta in young adults who smoke during adolescence.

How Does Cigarette Smoke Damage Your Blood Vessels?

Smoking is a major risk factor for heart disease.

The chemicals you inhale when you smoke damage your heart and blood vessels, making you more likely to develop atherosclerosis, or plaque buildup in your arteries.

Any amount of smoking, even occasional smoking, can cause this damage to the heart and blood vessels. For some people, especially women using birth control pills and people with diabetes, the risk of smoking is higher.

If you have risk factors for heart disease, such as unhealthy blood cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, and being overweight or obese, smoking further increases your risk of heart disease.

Smoking also increases the risk of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). PAD occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the head, limbs, arms, and legs. People who have PAD are at increased risk of coronary heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.

Secondhand smoke is the smoke emitted when someone smokes or from the lit end of a cigarette, cigar, pipe, or other tobacco product. It can damage the heart and blood vessels of non-smokers in the same way that smoking harms people.

What is the Link Between Smoking and High Blood Pressure?

Although smoking is a proven risk factor for heart attack and stroke, its relationship with high blood pressure (HBP, or high blood pressure) is still being determined. However, both smoking and secondhand smoke exposure increase the risk of fatty deposits (plaque) building up in the arteries (atherosclerosis), a process known to increase high blood pressure. Every time you smoke, there is a temporary increase in blood pressure.

Why you should quit smoking

Smoking is the leading preventable cause of premature death in the United States. For your overall health and to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke, avoid all forms of tobacco, as well as smoking.

If you smoke and already have heart disease, quitting reduces your risk of cardiac death, heart attacks, and death from other chronic diseases.

Consult Dr. Vaibhav Patil – best heart specialist sinhagad road pune

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