Smoking, CCSVI and MS

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Smoking, CCSVI and MS

Postby sou » Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:39 am

Hi all.

I have just had some thoughts after reading this article:

http://msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseaction/show/pageid/1850

Swedish snuff is a form of tobacco that is not inhaled but licked by placing it under the tongue. It contains nicotine. It has been found that, unlike smoking, it does not increase the risk of MS.

Under the lights of Zamboni's research and hypoxia induced damage, I was thinking that smoke damages the lungs, which makes respiration less effective over time. In addition, while smoking, the amount of circulating oxygen is decreased because the amount of inhaled oxygen is decreased, as well, and blood absorbs carbon monoxide better than it does for oxygen.

Could that increase the damage induced by hypoxia to a person manifesting CCSVI? Not to mention the hardening of the vessels, which is another discussion...

Let me think of it differently. Could inhaling high pressure oxygen from time to time (let's say thrice a day) improve oxygenation of the CNS?

Thank you for your thoughts.

sou

PS: My fluency in English is not enough for me to write medical terms. I apologize in advance... :-)
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Postby CRHInv » Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:05 pm

I think all that you mentioned plays a role and the fact that smoking constricts blood vessels. That can't be good.
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Postby turtle_fi » Sat Sep 05, 2009 3:00 am

we should have some cross-check that is ccsvi related to smoking and how.. i have been smoking over 15 years, i know it can't be good but have not had good enough reason to quit..
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Postby cheerleader » Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:17 am

turtle_fi wrote:we should have some cross-check that is ccsvi related to smoking and how.. i have been smoking over 15 years, i know it can't be good but have not had good enough reason to quit..


here ya go:

http://www.thisisms.com/ftopict-7674-cigarette.html

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