Did you know?....

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Did you know?....
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Wed, 04-22-2009 - 6:34pm
On average, smokers experience symptoms of peripheral artery disease (PAD) 10 years earlier than non-smokers.

 

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Wed, 04-22-2009 - 7:38pm
Not surprising at all! I think my recent heart surgery replacing 3 vessels and removal of dead heart muscle and getting an aneurysm patch had something to do with being a smoker for over 10 years, often 2 packs a day! I quit 28 years ago, when pregnant with my DD, but I believe by then the damage was already done. I don't have PAD, but damaged my heart instead. :(( The consequences of high fat/sodium diet, sporadic exercise, etc., all laid the groundwork to my need for the surgery. I wish I had gotten smart decades ago, you know?! The more info we get, hopefully we can learn to take better care of ourselves. ;)


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