smoking and high blood pressure (HELP!!!)

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smoking and high blood pressure (HELP!!!)

Post by oakyhill » Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:12 am

Does anyone of you know why smoking can cause high blood pressure? Can anyone please explain.
This is urgent. :|

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Post by MichaelXY » Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:37 am

It constricts the transport medium of blood.

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Post by oakyhill » Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:58 am

Can you tell me how? Is it because of the nicotine and all in cigarettes?

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Re: smoking and high blood pressure (HELP!!!)

Post by MichaelXY » Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:27 pm

Nicotine causes the body to release Epinephrine into the bloodstream which acts as a vasoconstrictor.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasoconstrictor

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