On the harmful effects of smoking on the human body, many books have been written, many educational films have been filmed. Nevertheless, the number of smokers does not hurry to decrease.
Even knowing that smoking is deadly, not all smokers imagine how many diseases can cause regular inhalation of tobacco smoke.
All diseases from smoking?
From smoking, first of all, the respiratory system -It is easy to filter the poisonous smoke. Smokers suffer from chronic laryngitis (inflammation of the vocal cords) - from this voice becomes deaf and hoarse, from chronic bronchitis and from obstructive pulmonary disease, in which the lumens of the bronchi narrow, the secretion of sputum increases.
Cough - a constant companion of smokers. If a person smokes a lot and long, he is at risk of dying from emphysema.
Smoking also affects the gastrointestinal tract -Spoil the teeth, the mucous membrane of the mouth, esophagus, stomach suffers. Because of this, there are stomatitis, esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus), chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer of the stomach and duodenum.
The pathology of the cardiovascular system is also closelyRelated to smoking - the number of heart and vessel diseases threatening smokers is huge. This is ischemic heart disease, heart attack, atherosclerosis, hypertension and many other diseases.
The portrait of an inveterate smoker has recognizableTraits: yellow teeth, gray wrinkled skin, aged prematurely. The fact is that smoking makes it difficult for oxygen to enter tissues and organs, this affects the nutrition of the skin, it becomes thinner and quickly loses its fresh appearance. Particularly easy to part with their smoothness and youth is the delicate skin of women.
However, not only does oxygen suffer from lack of oxygenAppearance - blood supply to the whole organism is impaired. Suffer from the vessels of the limbs - because of this develops such a disease as obliterating endarteritis, often resulting in leg amputation.
Violation of the blood circulation of the brain causes memory impairment, slowing down of the thought process, complicates concentration. Smokers are more prone to strokes.
If a pregnant woman smokes, not onlyHer body, but also the fetus's body. The embryo does not get enough oxygen, it lacks nutrients, because of this, children of smokers are often born with low weight, with serious congenital pathologies, including those with heart defects.
Smoking and cancer
Tobacco tar is the strongest carcinogen. The most common oncology, noted in smokers - lung cancer. However, in addition to it, smokers are at risk of acquiring cancer of the lips, tongue, throat, stomach, esophagus ...
It is also proved that smokers oftenDevelop tumors of the intestine, bladder, kidney. Women who do not part with a cigarette are more likely to have cancer of the cervix and mammary glands. In men, smoking can cause prostate cancer.