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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

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Mrs. Ferha Jabeen, Old Bowenpally, Secunderabad

“I Have heard a lot of good things about Apollo Diagnostics from our family physician as well as from relatives and friends. So then next time I needed a diagnostic centre, I visited Apollo Diagnostics and I was really glad I did. For one, I didn’t have to wait. The technician was extremely good, and the place was really clean. It was certainly a value for money experience. Great job Apollo Diagnostics!”

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“I came to know about Apollo Diagnostics from my relatives and friends. So, when I required a check up to be done, I thought about trying their service once. From sticking to the appointed time to accuracy of technique, it was really a great experience overall. Hygiene of the technician and the centre as well, was also quite admirable. I certainly felt it delivers value for money service. From now on, I’ll always visit Apollo Diagnostics for all my checkups.”

Mr. Venkateshwar Rao, Hanmakonda

“I was looking for a good diagnostic centre to get some checkups done. I was confused as there are so many of them all over the city. Some of my friends recommended Apollo Diagnostics as the best one. I’ll always remain thankful to them. The technician at Apollo Diagnostics was not only punctual but his competency was certainly praiseworthy. I never felt any discomfort as he was so confident and compassionate. Great job Apollo Diagnostics!”

Mr. T Radhakishan Rao, Hanmakonda

“My experience with Apollo Diagnostics has been consistently good. Securing the appointment was very easy and the schedule was maintained to the dot. The behaviour of the technician was pleasant and he was well–versed with his job. The place was noticeably clean and I did not face any discomfort during the process. The reports were delivered as promised and surprisingly, the service was pretty affordable. I would recommend Apollo Diagnostics to my circle without any hesitation!”

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Ms. A.Madhavi, Warangal

“Our family physician strictly instructed me to get the checkup done at Apollo Diagnostics. I am glad I respected his opinion. I was attended to as soon as I went in. The technician was a true expert at his job and made it a painless experience for me. I also observed that the centre was spotless and all the staff members were particular about maintaining hygiene. Apollo Diagnostics certainly delivers value for money. I’ll always recommend Apollo Diagnostics to my family and friends.”

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“My Apollo Diagnostics experience has thus far been truly amazing. Besides unfailingly maintaining the schedule – be it sample taking or report delivery, their sense of cleanliness is also tops. The technicians are well-trained and do their job with diligence and in a friendly manner that puts patients at ease at once. Apollo Diagnostics is setting a very high standard indeed! Now that’s what I call a fine job!”

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