Effects of Smoking on Circulation Can Lead to Amputations
Smoking effects our health in so many ways.
Just how does smoking addiction hurt you?
Narrowed and hardened arteries leading to atherosclerosis and gangrene, cold hands and feet, cold skin, decreased fitness, weakened bones,osteoporosis, peripheral vascular disease to name a few.
Smoking damages the blood vessels in the legs and arms leading to restricted circulation, ulcers, gangrene and even amputation of the limbs.
Over 90% of cases of peripheral vascular disease which lead to amputation of one or both legs are caused by nicotine addiction and smoking – about 2000 amputations a year in the UK.
Source: Nosmokingday.org (UK)
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