Smoking damages your body. Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do to restore your health. Talk to us about how to quit smoking. We can come up with and administer a plan to help you manage the process and monitor your progress.
One more thing: smoking increases your risk of developing autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases can come in many forms and can be chronic in nature. They also manifest in the form of inflammation, pain, and tissue damage throughout the body. The severity of these symptoms vary from one person to the next, ranging from mildly uncomfortable to almost debilitating. So, autoimmune diseases are something that you best avoid if you can: quitting smoking reduces your chance of developing autoimmune diseases.
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Smoking is bad for you. Smoking harms your body. A lot of the damage are not immediately visible to the naked eye, but rest assured, they are happening slowly and steadily inside your body. A lot of clinical studies have shown that:
- Smoking causes lung cancer, emphysema and heart disease.
- Smoking increases your risk of blindness (macular degeneration), increases your risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis and increases the rate of decline in your mental function, that is, in your elderly years, you are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.
- Smoking is linked to heartburn (acid reflux) and has been shown to cause snoring even for nonsmokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke.
- Smoking increases risk of impotence for males and increases risk of breast cancer in females. If you’re pregnant and smoking, you need to know that your smoking increases the rate of SIDS (sudden death infant syndrome), the rate of your baby’s colic.
- Smoking is linked to certain cancers, can increase the risk of depression and anxiety and is linked to certain thyroid diseases.