People who smoke are often unaware of the danger that lies in their bad habit.
The effect of cigarettes on the body
The chemical elements that make up tobacco change the structure of the papillae of the tongue, as a result of which all the fullness of the taste of the products and their smells are lost. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. The consequences of smoking cigarettes may not always be reversible for the body, the organs of the respiratory system are cleared of nicotine breakdown products for a long time after the bad habit has been eliminated from life. Nicotine also contributes to the formation of cholesterol plaques. An indicator such as cholesterol is the norm in men by age, the table should be monitored if there are predisposing factors for the appearance of its deposition, including smoking.
Toxic compounds and nicotine breakdown products are deposited on the organs of the respiratory system. Since males often smoke more and more often, their body is more likely to be negatively affected by a bad habit. Smokers are at risk of developing tumor-like processes in the body. Also, against the background of smoking, erectile dysfunction may develop, which even leads to infertility. Often, pathological processes in the body are asymptomatic, and this is the insidiousness of the chemical compounds that are part of cigarettes.
The effects of cigarette smoking on teenagers can also be serious. This is oxygen starvation (and its consequences – headaches, dizziness, weakness), a weakened immune system (and, as a consequence, frequent colds and viral diseases), developmental delay (both mental and physical).
Consequences for the body
With prolonged smoking, the organs are exposed to many diseases. The consequences of smoking cigarettes are not always possible to eliminate after a person quits smoking. The main categories of diseases associated with smoking:
- Oncological processes.
- The formation of pulmonary insufficiency.
- Ischemic heart disease.
What are the consequences of smoking cigarettes for the whole body:
- Oncological processes (tumors of the lungs, esophagus, oral cavity, pancreas, kidneys). The harmful substances contained in cigarettes can provoke the development of chronic ulcers. Sometimes, long-term smoking can even lead to stomach cancer. The degree of risk of developing such diseases depends on the duration of smoking experience and on the number of cigarettes per day. If a person gives up this habit, only after 10 years reduces the risk of tumors. Women are at increased risk of developing cervical cancer.
- Diseases of the heart apparatus – according to the portal Krov.Expert – hypertension, dysfunction of the heart valves, ischemia, atherosclerotic disease, aneurysms, heart attacks, strokes.
- Pathological processes in the organs of the respiratory system – asthma, tuberculosis, chronic bronchitis.
- Lesions of the digestive system – ulcers, hernias, tumors.
- Dental problems – caries, periodontitis.
- Eye problems – chronic conjunctivitis, dry tear syndrome, cataracts, macular degeneration.
- Pathologies in the organs of the respiratory system – yellowing of the teeth, plaque on the tongue, changes in the voice, oncological processes.
- Disorders in the endocrine system – hyperfunction of the thyroid gland, the appearance of neoplasms.
- Diseases of the reproductive system – oncology of the ovaries and cervix, impotence, infertility.
- Diseases of the skin.
The listed pathologies are not a complete list of the negative effects of cigarettes on the body. But they are most often found among experienced smokers.