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How Does Smoking Affect Your Heart?

Smoking is injurious to health. We have heard this warning quite often. But apart from affecting the lungs and leading to cancer, smoking also has a harmful effect on your heart. Here are the different ways in which lighting a cigarette can darken your heart’s health.

Smoking is said to be the second most common reason for Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) with hypertension being at number one. Nearly 10% of CVD deaths per year are a result of this unhealthy habit. Consuming tobacco in any form is harmful. Be it in the form of smoking or chewing it. Categorically, smoking destroys your heart in three ways:

  1. Damaging the blood cells

Smoking deteriorates the lining of your heart’s arteries. It tapers or narrows the arteries thus interfering with the blood flow. Apart from this, the rupture in the arteries serves as a magnet by attracting plaque build-up in them. Such a condition naturally increases your risk of high cholesterol which can eventually lead to angina (pain and tightness in the chest) and heart attack or stroke.

  1. High Blood Pressure

The addictive part of smoking is the temporary energy or adrenaline rush it gives you for a brief moment. This is how the nicotine in cigarettes stimulates the body. But this same sensation is responsible for increasing the blood flow to your heart. This means raised or high blood pressure which naturally burdens the heart by making it pump harder.

  1. Lowers Oxygen Levels

Smoking eventually makes you lethargic. Even simple activities like climbing the stairs, dancing, etc. can make you breathless quickly. This happens because the carbon monoxide present in tobacco reduces the oxygen levels in your bloodstream. Due to this, the heart tends to beat more rapidly and pump harder in order to provide the body with the oxygen it requires. This heavy load too damages the heart and leads to heart attacks and strokes. Moreover, such a condition makes it difficult for you to exercise on a regular basis which can be counter-productive for your weight and diabetes management.

Furthermore, when you smoke, you are not only harming yourself but are also threatening the health of the people around you. As per an international report, about 6, 00,000 people die of CVD, due to exposure to second-hand smoking. So quit smoking not just for yourself but also for the health of your loved ones. The next you get an urge to smoke just remind yourself this simple formula – No Smoke = No Stroke.

Apart from quitting smoking, getting your heart health checked on a regular basis is also necessary. Choose Apollo Diagnostics for a credible and reliable analysis of your heart’s health. The pathological technicians at Apollo Diagnostics will be able to diagnose your condition accurately using their expertise, experience, and state-of-the-art technology. We also provide a free home collection service for your ease and convenience.

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Patient Testimonials

“Excellence of Apollo Diagnostics is already a recognized fact across India. Adding more strength to their reputation is their caring nature and supportive attitude. I’ll always prefer to take their services than selecting mediocre quality making any compromise with my health.”

Mr. Shahul Hameed, Chennai

“The way Apollo Diagnostics kept me at ease during the sample collection process, the way they supported me to be at my convenience and confidence is really something I’ll always remember. They were also flawless in maintaining the hygiene. Hats off to them!”

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“Appreciate the quality of service that I’ve received from Apollo Diagnostics. Their competence, caring nature, sincerity, valuing customer’s time – all these together have shaped them as the most trusted diagnostic service provider in the country.
Keep up the good work!

Mrs. Pravati Dash, Bengaluru

“My mother needed a blood test, but was unable to walk due to pain in her leg. A Phlebotomist from Apollo Diagnostics came home and collected the sample. I was informed, via SMS, that the report could be collected from any of the 3 centres in Dibrugarh, downloaded online or even delivered home for a nominal fee. Although the rates were reasonable, my mother also received a senior citizens discount too! This saved my time, money & energy. My aachhe din really seemed to have arrived! Thank you Apollo Diagnostics and hats off for displaying true professionalism.”

Mr. Alokk Kar Dowerah, Dibrugarh

“Whenever I need to have a blood sample collected from home, I ask for Vasu. He is punctual, courteous and so skilled I hardly feel any pain when he draws the sample. Plus, I truly appreciate how quickly the reports are delivered. Thanks Apollo!”

Mr. Sukumar, Film director, Sriram Nagar, Hyderabad

“Their accurate understanding of customer’s needs is one thing that set them apart and ahead of all others. As a result, it becomes easier for them to deliver the right service, that with their matchless efficiency and care to ensure less pain and easily accomplished sample collection. Apollo Diagnostics is simply doing an amazing job!”

Soundarya Abhirami, Hyderabad

“The overall service standard of Apollo Diagnostics is admirably high. The technician was punctual and well-behaved, and has the genuine skill to collect the test sample without troubling the customer. These are probably some of the major reasons for them to be the best in India.”

Mrs. Lakshmi, Chennai

“The most crucial factor with Apollo Diagnostics is that they always train their Phlebotomists so well that the team consistently remains efficient and punctual and we receive a premium quality diagnostic service. Good job. Keep it up.”

Mr. Amit Kumar Patil, Bengaluru

Service they deliver is no less than the promise they make. Be it quality, respect for customer’s time, or efficiency of their technicians…simply matchless. I confidently recommend Apollo Diagnostics to everyone.”

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