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Can Smoking Cause Shrinkage Dysfunction?

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The fact is that while smoking is not a direct cause for shrinkage dysfunction, there are many studies that have shown associations that smoking contributes to the condition of shrinkage dysfunction.

Shrinkage Dysfunction

Shrinkage dysfunction is a term referring to a decrease in overall penis size. There are many possible causes for shrinkage dysfunction. However, it is most commonly a combination of several factors that eventually leads to the development of shrinkage dysfunction. One of these contributing factors is smoking.

Smoking and Shrinkage Dysfunction

Smoking and shrinkage dysfunction are linked by the condition of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is caused by build up of plaque within the arteries, decreasing overall blood flow, leading to shrinkage dysfunction. This plaque is made of lipoproteins, composed of triglycerides and cholesterol. When blood flow is blocked to the genital area, this can be a cause of shrinkage dysfunction.

Smoking: How to Quit

Quitting smoking is not easy, as it is a bodily addiction. Typically, there are two main factors that determine the overall success rates for the process of quitting smoking. These two factors include:

  • A desire to quit smoking.
  • The confidence to know it is possible.

Smoking: Tips to Quit

There are several methods you can utilize to help in the moments when you are craving a cigarette the most. Remember that each day you go without smoking increases your overall general health. The following are tips to help maintain your goal of becoming a non-smoker.

  • Spend free time in areas where smoking is not allowed.
  • Do not consume foods or beverages (alcohol) that you associate with smoking.
  • When missing the feeling of a cigarette in your hand, hold something else.
  • When missing the feeling of a cigarette in your mouth, chew gum.
  • Avoid situations and places that you commonly associate with smoking.
  • Create new and healthy habits to replace smoking.
  • Think positive thoughts.
  • Call a friend or family member for support.
  • Reward yourself for resisting temptation, but not with a cigarette.

Quitting Smoking: Health Benefits

The body is an amazing machine that is capable of recovering from the effects of smoking if given the proper nutritional requirements and time. The following is a time line of the health benefits gained over time from quitting smoking.

  • 20 minutes: Both blood pressure and heart rate will decrease.
  • 12 hours: Blood carbon monoxide levels normalize.
  • 2-3 weeks: Both blood circulation and lung functions improve.
  • 1-9 months: The cilia within the lungs increase in function, reducing overall risk for infections and enhancing ability to handle mucus properly. Additionally, shortness of breath (SOB) and coughing decrease.
  • 1 year: The risk for the development of coronary heart disease is decreased by one half when compared to a smoker.
  • 5 years: Overall stroke risk is decreased in comparison to a smoker.
  • 10 years: The risk of certain cancers is now decreased, including throat, bladder, mouth, pancreas, and cervix. The risk for lung cancer is half that when in comparison to a smoker.

Sources:

http://www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/ped_10_3.asp

http://www.webmd.com/erectile-dysfunction/news/20030307/smoking-can-lead-to-erectile-dysfunction

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