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Post angioplasty , smoking risks - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
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User :   Sorry the line got disconnected
Doctor :   ok
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we can continue.
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our discussion
User :   I take cornflakes in the morning with double toned milk. Is that ok Pl/
User :   Are you there pl?
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you can use skimmed milk or milk with low fats. it will help you better
User :   Ok.
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may i ask when did your connection got diconnected, such that we can resume the discussion from there
User :   It got disconnected after you advised me to take fruits and vegetables etc.
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so you have missed the part where i was telling you the effects of smoking on heart and health?
User :   Yes please doc.
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then let us resume with the smoking dicussion
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i was telling you these points
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1. nicotine in cigarettes triggers palpitations.
Doctor :   2. nicotine slows down the blood supply to vital organs and heart itself, leading to more chances of clotting and stroke.
Doctor :   have you followed what i have said for diet?
User :   Yes very much and I do follow those instructions carefully.
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User :   I have one more query. May be unrelated or distantly related. Yesterday I had taken your advice for Use of penile pumps for my ED problem. Now, in this heart condition would that be safe to use pl?
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continuing with the effects of smoking
User :   Pl go ahead.
Doctor :  
3. it will also raise blood pressure, putting more load on the heart.
Doctor :   4. it leads to more cholesterol deposits on the walls of blood vessels leading to formation of blocks
Doctor :   5. smoking results in making blood clot faster. so chances of stroke and other peripheral vascular diseases increase
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6. : 6. all the effects together lead to increase in risk of getting heart attacks.
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7. other than heart, it will also affect lungs, leading to poor oxygenation of blood and other lung diseases.
Doctor :   8. other things include acting as trigger for esophageal and throat cancers.
Doctor :   9. carcinogens from cigarettes get excreted in the urine and can cause bladder cancer, which is fatal. Also high blood pressure from smoking can damage the kidneys.
User :   Ok. I understand.
Doctor :   so it is suggested that you stop and quit smoking altogether to avoid risks.
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now coming to your ED problem and penile pump use
User :   Yes.
Doctor :  
it can be used by men who have vascular disease due to diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, and elevated cholesterol levels.
Doctor :   however it will depend on your current health status.
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so, before trying any of those, it is advised that to have a thorough check with your doctor, and ask if you can use it.
Doctor :   the chances of getting a genital or urinary infection increases which could worsen heart condition also.
Doctor :   it is also not advised to be used by patients who have glaucoma.
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