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Is Smoking Acceptable for People with Renal Failure


2013-01-20 15:34

Is Smoking Acceptable for People with Renal FailureIt is really hard for smokers to give up smoking. However, it can bring a lot of health problems to people. Is smoking acceptable for people with renal failure?

If you are a Kidney Failure sufferer, you should avoid smoking as it may result in acute shut down of your kidney functions. Smoking can harm kidneys in the following ways.

* Elevate blood pressure and heart rate

* Smoking can contract renal arteries to reduce blood flow in kidneys

* Increase production of angiotensin Ⅱ, raising blood pressure

* Damage arterioles

* Thicken and harden the renal arteries

* Worsen renal function

* Increase protein in urine

Since smoking can advance the onset of end stage renal disease ( ESRD), the patients with renal failure should give up smoking. It is difficult to give up smoking, it is worth the effort to become smoke free. Some tips can help the patients with renal failure.

1. Pick a quit day and work with it. Don’t wait for the perfect day. From that day, throw out all tobacco products. You can list the reasons for quiting smoking.

2. You can join a quit-smoking support group. People in the group are more likely to quit smoking.

3. Talk to your doctor about nicotine-replacement therapies such as patch, gum, inhaler to help you.

4. Ask for support from friends and family.

5. Exercise more. When you are quitting smoking, exercise can help take your mind off carvings and also can slow down renal failure progression.

The above are some tips to help quit smoking for people with renal failure. You should always keep in mind that all your efforts are worth for your health.




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