Smokers might not realize at the time but if they thought about it cigarettes are a big expense in their budget. Many of today’s health problems can be linked to smoking. One of the most popular being strokes. Smoking causes oxygen loss to the brain, which in long term kills your oxygen cells causing you to have a stroke. Another common heart problem linked to smoking is heart disease.
An ischemic stroke is typically caused by excess buildup of plague on the blood vessel walls that narrows blood flow dramatically. A hemorrhagic stroke typically occurs when the blood vessel walls weaken over time, which leads to a bulge or rupture of the vessel. Aneurysm is the most common type of hemorrhagic strokes with a low survival rate. They also kill brain cells, which can never regenerate. The affect of strokes on the body can range between mild dizziness or slight numbness to impaired speech and loss of motor control.
Discuss the following common chronic conditions: heart disease, cancer, and AIDS. Chronic diseases are considered to be diseases that have a long lasting effect on ones life. The conditions are even greater in an older persons life more so than in a younger individual. Long term chronic health conditions last longer than 3 months, are often permanent with no cure leaving a residual disability that may require long-term management or care rather than a cure (cite book). According to the text more than 80 percent of persons age 70 and over have at lest one chronic condition with multiple health problems occurring in 50 percent of the older population (cite text).
Oxygen levels decrease about 15% when smoking, to be replaced by carbon monoxide. Smoking temporarily increases your heart rate and blood pressure straining your heart and blood vessels, this can cause and increased risk of heart disease and stroke. The tar in a cigarette coats your lungs and the longer you hold the smoke the deeper it gets dragged to your lungs sometimes causing cancer, other problems give you trouble breathing, chronic coughing and wheezing, or even Emphysema which is an irreversible disease that 75% of the people diagnosed are long-term smokers, the same goes for Bronchitis as it slowly rots your lungs it will result in death usually from respiratory failure. For women smoking affects your reproductive health for a woman who smokes they are
There are a lot of bad chemicals in cigarettes and other tobacco products. Those chemicals are bad for the smoker, and worse for those around the smoker. “Second-hand smoke exposure can have serious health consequences, particularly for infants and children, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), cause and exacerbation of asthma, increased respiratory tract infections, increased middle ear infections, low birth weights, and developmental impacts” (Business Wire, 2006). “Second hand smoke exposure has been linked in adults to elevated risk of lung cancer, nasal sinus cancer, and breast cancer to cardiovascular disease, including heart disease” (Business Wire, 2006). “ There is no safe level of second-hand tobacco smoke exposure”(Pediatrics, 2010).
If smoking is the leading cause of one of the leading causes of death, it surprises me that people still do it. Stroke, accidents, Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes are the causes of death in the middle of the list. A stroke happens when blood flow to a part of the brain stops. Stroke can have permanent damage on a person causing that person to lose their ability to speak or move like they used to, it can also be fatal. Accidents or unintentional injuries are getting more and more common.
“Atherosclerosis (buildup of fatty substances in the arteries) is a chief contributor to the high number of deaths from smoking” (Smoking & Cardiovascular Disease). Smoking also causes bronchitis, which is the inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes. Lung cancer and many other kind of cancers are produced by smoking tobacco. Additionally, tobacco is the main cause of many health problems. In conclusion, smoking tobacco is injurious to health.
Including emphysema, lung cancer and chronic bronchitis. Smoking has negative effects on every part of our anatomy and generally deteriorates the health of one’s body. They are aware of the dangers of smoking, but that doesn't deter a lot of people from doing it anyway. So if you are going to prevent smokers from receiving NHS treatment, because of their knowledge of the risks, you must automatically add a vast array of other patient groups into that situation, such as people who drink excessively, if they get an associated illness, people who are obese from lack of exercise and/or over eating and even sports men and women who take part in any activity that could cause an injury, such as rugby or rock climbing. Perversely the beneficial aspects of smoking must be considered too.
It has a big impact on their health. For example it causes serious risks to respiratory health both in the short and long term. People who smoke are two to six times more susceptible to coughs and increased phlegm, wheeziness and shortness of breath than those who do not smoke. Smoking impairs lung growth and initiates premature lung function decline which may lead to an increased risk of chronic obstructive lung disease later in life. The earlier children become regular smokers and persist in the habit as adults, the greater the risk of developing lung cancer or heart disease.
As you get older, your age increases the risk of narrowed and damaged arteries, which of course leads to CAD. If you have a family history of heart disease, it is associated with a higher risk of CAD. Especially if a close relative such a brother developed a heart disease at a young age. Of course, smoking increases your risk because nicotine constricts your blood vessels and carbon monoxide can damage the