what does addiction to a dangerous habit lead to?

Asthma, asphyxia and death: what does addiction to a dangerous habit lead to?


02/13/2024 11:41

Endocrinologist Zukhra Pavlova warns of the possibility of heavy vaping users developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and a number of other serious diseases.

Using vapes increases the risk of bronchitis, pneumonia, hyperreactivity and hypersensitivity of the respiratory tract, and can also provoke an exacerbation of acute respiratory viral infections and other diseases. In addition, vaping enthusiasts often develop acute pulmonary injury (EVALI), a condition characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, cough, and chest discomfort.

They are also at risk of developing “popcorn lung disease,” caused by diacetyl-laced flavors, which can lead to narrowing of the airways and scarring of the lungs. While the effects of toxins from vaping on the body are less pronounced compared to regular cigarettes, Pavlova emphasizes that these findings remain preliminary.

She explains that the main danger is that e-cigarettes are new and their true health risks are not yet fully understood.

In conclusion, the doctor urges smokers to give up this bad habit, noting that new research shows that if you stop smoking before age 40, you have the same chance of living a long life as people who have never smoked.

Specialist Shcherbakov Sergey

Diagnoses and treats the full range of endocrine diseases, including thyroid diseases, diabetes mellitus types 1 and 2, obesity, short stature, osteoporosis, problems associated with hair loss, gynecomastia in men

Specialist Timofeeva Galina

Possesses modern knowledge and experience in clinical endocrinology

Specialist Fedko Galina

Specializes in the examination and treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus

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