Effects Of Smoking On Women’s Health

Smoking is a highly preventable habit. In India compared to other countries, smoking is more prevalent among men than women. According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Adult Tobacco Survey of 2016-17, 19% of the adult male population and 2% of the adult female population of India smokes tobacco. The risk in the case of women who smoke are

 Aneurysms

Female smokers are four times more likely to have an unruptured aneurysm in the brain than non-smoking women. An aneurysm in the brain is extremely dangerous because its can cause a hemorrhagic stroke, which is a life-threatening condition. aneurysms can cause debilitating symptoms like severe headaches, pain behind the eyes, double vision and numbness on one side of the face.

Sexual Health Issues Women Shouldn’t Ignore

Infertility

Female smokers might damage their reproductive health, smoking affects hormone production in the body in a way that makes it difficult for women to conceive. Some chemicals in cigarettes, like 1,3-Butadiene and benzene, are directly linked to infertility. What’s more, multiple researches over the decades have shown that women who smoke during pregnancy are more susceptible to complications like ectopic pregnancy and miscarriages.

 

 

 

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