Cigarette smoking can be really addictive and can become habit forming. Bad habits donâ€™t change overnight. Quitting is a difficult task. The cold-turkey stage can be a tremendous nightmare. Many substance abusers often go back to zero. We all know that cigarette smoking is one of the many causes of death due to cardiac diseases, pulmonary diseases and several cancers. Cigarette smoking predisposes a person to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis. Hypertension, heart attacks and strokes are results of unhealthy lifestyles. Cessation of tobacco smoking results in a lower rate of cardiac events. A positive attitude is most likely needed in order to achieve good outcomes in quitting. Participating in an educational class, support group, or behavioral program can gradually change your habits and outlooks in life and health. Continue reading →
Smoking has been popular regardless of the gender of the smoker. More and more women nowadays are smoking or are exposed to second hand smoking. Below are the 10 reasons why a pregnant woman should quit smoking during pregnancy but it is always ideal not to go back to the bad habit after bearing the child because smoking for lactating mothers can be dangerous to the breast feeding baby because of the numerous toxins cigarettes have.Â Continue reading →
The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined the term hypertension as, â€œa persistent elevation of the systolic blood pressure above 140 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure above 90 mmHg.â€ The blood vessel type that is being measured in this case is the arterial pressure. When systemic arterial blood pressure is elevated, this indicates that the heart is working harder than it should to be able to pump the blood throughout the whole body. The normal value of blood pressure is 120/80 mmHg in adults.