When it comes to talking about health implications related to smoking, the common knowledge is that smoking causes cancer or cardiovascular diseases or leads to premature death.
But this is not all.
Smoking leads to several other disorders and life-threatening conditions that are lesser known. In this blog, we present some health consequences of smoking we bet you have not heard before.
#1] Gum disease
With smoking, you run the risk of losing teeth. Smoking leads to a gum infection called periodontitis which destroys the bone supporting the teeth.
Smoking increases the risk of age-related macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of blindness in adults above 65 years of age.
#3] Type 2 Diabetes
Smoking contributes to type 2 diabetes and increases the risk of relevant complications. Consequentially, it could lead to infection and limb amputation.
#4] Erectile dysfunction
Smoking affects male sexual functioning. Tobacco narrows the blood vessels all over the body, including those that supply blood to the penis.
#5] Ectopic pregnancy
Women smokers are likely to suffer from ectopic pregnancy, a life-threatening reproductive complication. In this, a fertilized egg implants somewhere other than the uterus. The incorrect location of the egg puts the woman’s life at risk.
#6] Fertility issues
Smoking can affect conception. It reduces fertility in women and can lead to other grave problems during pregnancy.
#7] Hip fractures
Smokers tend to lose bone density faster than non-smokers, which puts them at risk of breaking body parts, such as hips.
#8] Cleft lip and cleft palate
These are birth defects. Commonly known as orofacial clefts, they occur when a baby’s lip or mouth develops improperly during pregnancy. Women smokers who continue to smoke during pregnancy are likely to have babies with orofacial clefts.
#9] Rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease. It is more prevalent in women and affects the joints in their hands and feet. It causes painful swelling and could lead to bone loss and joint deformity. Smoking is studied to be one of the causes of this disease.
#10] Colorectal cancer
Smoking is linked to a heightened risk of developing colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum).
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