Saturday, September 1, 2012

Dangers of Smoking Can Trigger Brain Hemorrhage

Dangers of smoking can trigger brain hemorrhage. Lots of things are bad for the health effects of smoking, in addition to heart problems and lung cancer.
smoking 20 cigarettes a day raises risk of brain hemorrhage nearly tripled. Those who have quit this habit still has the risk of bleeding in the brain doubled. This is the findings of a study in South Korea are investigating 426 cases of cerebral hemorrhage or subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) between the years 2002 to 2004.

Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) occurs when there is a bulge in an artery called an aneurysm. This bulge then rupture and leak blood from reaching the brain. One's chances of survival after bleeding was only 50 percent. They also potentially face a lifetime of permanent disability.

For the study, the researchers looked at 426 people with cases of cerebral hemorrhage, and 426 other people who do not. Two groups were compared according to age and gender. Researchers found that the risk of bleeding in the brain will increase with the more cigarettes smoked. After considering several factors such as salt intake, weight, and family history of diabetes, the research concluded that the group of smokers on average 2.8 times higher risk than non-smokers.

Smokers who had quit at least five years, the risk was reduced by 59 percent. While the former heavy smokers with smoking frequency is quite often more than 20 cigarettes per day was 2.3 times the risk of bleeding brain exposed.

The research team headed by dr. Chi Kyung Kim of Seoul National University Hospital, in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry states his research has shown that smoking can increase the risk of SAH. "We are calling for an immediate stop smoking in order to prevent the tragic events of SAH," he said.

Earlier, in a small study, the risk of aneurysm in ex-smokers will disappear after 10 -15 years. However, this result is considered too limited to draw conclusions. This study clarified by the research team Chi Kyung Him, that smoking triggers bleeding in the brain even though the ex-smokers.