Nicotine-containing e-cigarettes increase blood clotting, heart attack risk too – Research


E-cigarette causes blood clotting : To quit smoking addiction, many people turn their towards e-cigarette. They believe that this will eliminate our urge to smoke, and there will be no harm to health. Actually, e-cigarettes are a type of electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS). The nicotine liquid present in it does not burn, so there is no smoke. Vapor is emitted from this solution, which is pulled in the breath and makes people feel like smoking. But people who do this be careful.

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According to the news published in Dainik Jagran, it has been told in a research that nicotine taken in this way immediately accelerates the speed of blood clot formation. Also, it reduces the ability of small arteries to dilate, which increases heart rate and blood pressure. Nicotine also increases the level of hormones like adrenaline in the body and this also increases blood clotting.

What happened in the study
This research was presented on Monday at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress. Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, studied a group of 22 men and women aged 18 to 45 who smoked occasionally but were healthy. But after the use of e-cigarettes containing nicotine, short-term changes were found in them immediately.

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Gustaf Lietinen, a doctor at Helsingborg Hospital and researcher at Karolinska Institutet, said that our study shows that the effect of using e-cigarettes containing nicotine is similar to smoking conventional cigarettes.

Heart attack-stroke risk
We do know that this type of effect over a long period of time causes narrowing or clogging of the arteries, which increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. That is why it is important to be aware and alert about the dangers of e-cigarettes.

effects of e-cigarettes
Blood clotting increased by 23 percent within 15 minutes of taking nicotine and the condition returned to normal after 60 minutes
Heart rate increased from an average of 66 beats per minute (BPM) to 73 BPM.
Average blood pressure increased from 108 mmHg to 117 mmHg.
It was also found that for some time the arteries also shrunk.
But all these effects were not seen in those volunteers who used e-cigarettes without nicotine.

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