A Chain Smoker is a Self-Killer

How many of us know that “Each cigarette smoked is estimated to shorten life by 11 minutes?”

People express their emotions by smoking rather than words. They smoke to celebrate the Team India victory and to show their sadness on MSD’s retirement from one day matches. Poverty do not play role in this as cigarette stand as a sixth finger in people from rich to poor.

Smokers only see one side of the cigarettes which gives them happiness and activeness that they enjoy in an unnamed world. Though they are aware of its killing part, they don’t mind it and are ready for this suicidal act. What makes them ignore the effects of smoking? It’s the Nicotine which is the primary psychoactive chemical used in cigarettes that makes humans highly addictive towards smoking.

Most of the people who smoke never know what causes them to death. They think smoking causes lung cancer but the truth is it mainly causes respiratory problems, liver, heart diseases and stroke. Cancer cells may not show its symptoms even for years but heart disease and cardio vascular diseases cause sudden death.

It does not only affect the person who smoke but also affects the surroundings. Second-hand smoke is a mixture of smoke from burning end of the cigarette and smoke exhaled from the lungs of the smoker. It increases the risk of heart disease by 25 – 30% for a non-smoker.

Do you want to know how smoking kills a person according? Here is the medical explanation of how slowly it fixes a person’s death. When smoker inhales highly toxic carbon monoxide, it binds to haemoglobin in lungs with an affinity of 200-250 times greater than that of oxygen. Even 2 to 3 hours after smoking, half of the carbon monoxide still circulates and starts eroding the endothelium lining of blood vessel wall. Eventually, the coronary artery whose job is to carry oxygen to heart becomes narrow due to cholesterol being dumped. The same process happens in the blood pathway to the brain causing complete blockage and the person immediately suffocates and exhale his last breath.
There are few better ways to stop smoking like nicotine replacement drugs, quit smoking program, it is up to the smoker to give up or not. If he/she is not ready, there won’t be any good result. There are some cases where quitting smoking lead to frustration, depression, fatigue, insomnia but medications will help in recovery.

Being born with good health is a gift to many of us. Don’t self-destruct yourself and cause damage to the environment. Quit smoking, Start living!

The Churg-Strauss syndrome and its signs!

Apparently it is inflammation of the blood vessels which mostly occurs in case if patients happen to have history of asthma or allergy. Some of commonly causing symptoms like fatigue, weight loss, nasal passage inflammation, numbness, and weakness. There are many factors that can cause such inflammations in the vessels and there are rare cases that it can be caused by the medications used in course of treatment for other health alignments.

Asthma is the most common sign of Churg-Strauss syndrome. The disorder can also cause a variety of other complications like hay fever, rash, gastrointestinal bleeding, and pain and numbness in your hands and also on feet. It is rare and incurable in the course but there treatment that your doctor could prescribe to help you control symptoms, with steroids and other powerful immunosuppressant drugs for limited course of time.

Possible Causes:
There are more chances that it could be an overactive immune system response is propelled by a combination of genes and other environmental factors like allergens or certain medications that could influence or fluctuate the metabolism or immunity. In case of autoimmune diseases, instead of simply protecting against invading organisms such as bacteria and viruses, the immune system overreacts and attacks healthy tissue, that could result in fierce inflammation.

Some of the medications used for treatment of asthma and allergy or after switching from low-dose oral systemic steroids to inhaled steroid medications are linked to cause such complication. And yet there are no clear connection between Churg-Strauss syndrome and any medication has been proved. Though cases and the intensity of symptoms could vary from patient to patients, but as per the health care surveys have indicated that people in middle age and those who have nasal allergies or other complications are likely to be vulnerable to cause such complication.

Symptoms:
Sign can be unpredictable and as there are three classification of it, which is not necessary, it will cast all symptoms at once. It takes medical diagnosis to jump to conclusions. But following are some of the types and their symptoms:

Allergic: it is assisted as per the number of allergic reactions caused by asthma, allergic rhinitis, and sinusitis. In case of asthma, it develops on average three to nine years before other signs and symptoms appear. In case of late-onset asthma it could develop later, even later in life, and not necessarily mean that one could have Churg-Strauss syndrome.

Eosinophilic : It is a type of white blood cell that helps your immune system fight certain infections and in normal circumstances it make up only a small percentage of white blood cells. And for those people who could possibly have Churg-Strauss syndrome, are un-intuitively high on numbers of these cells, which can be treacherous as they can cause serious damage. Some of the common signs like fever, loss of appetite and weight loss, night sweats, joint pain, asthma, fatigue, cough and also abdominal pain and gastrointestinal bleeding can associated with it.

Vasculitic: it is more severe phase of inflammation issues that affects blood circulation and some of the common signs like Weakness, fatigue or a general feeling of being unwell, Unintended weight loss, Swollen lymph nodes, Rash or skin sores, Joint aches and swelling, intense pain, numbness and tingling in your hands and feet, Severe abdominal pain, Diarrhea, nausea and vomiting, Shortness of breath from asthma or congestive heart failure, Cough, Chest pain, Irregular heartbeat and also Blood in your urine can be caused. And hence it is wise seek medical attentions as soon as you noticed some.

It is essential so seek proper medical assistance as such inflammation in blood vassals can cause many other health complications heart conditions or kidneys.