Did you know smoking can increase chances of varicose veins?


How Does Smoking Effect Veins?

Smokers are at a higher danger of developing varicose veins and other vascular issues. However, most of us are passive smokers, and anyone who consumes any tobacco products is prone to suffer from cardiovascular disease.

Smoking stores chemicals into the bloodstream that thickens blood and lessens oxygen. This slows down the blood flow. The slow blood flow can bring about spider veins and varicose veins.

Sadly, smoking does not stop affecting there. Other parts of the cigarettes cause hardness in the arteries, increasing the chances of blood clots. Studies have demonstrated that a deep vein thrombosis DVT is 50% more in smokers.

People who smoke from other sources apart from cigarettes are at risk too. Smoking cigars, pipes are breathing in similar chemicals that add to cigarette smokers’ health risks.

More than 7,000+ cigarette chemicals lead to a restriction in blood circulation as well as narrowing of blood vessel walls. These two conditions are enough to form varicose veins. The more you smoke, your veins are weaker to function, making your varicose veins worse.

What is scary is you are putting yourself in risk of developing varicose veins on your legs, and putting your whole body at real risk, especially your heart.

Varicose veins, left untreated, can confine blood flow to your heart, which can lead to ulceration.

Quitting Smoking

By stopping your smoking lifestyle, you can lessen the risk of developing such venous conditions; it will decrease your chances of heart attack and other heart diseases. Over time, those who quit smoking are shown to have lowered their risk of contracting atherosclerosis, blood clots, and venous disease. Quitting smoking now will enable your heart and veins to have a chance of recovery.

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