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Does smoking cause cramps around the stomach and chest area?

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Does smoking cause cramps around the stomach and chest area? I hear it thins the blood vessels.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Nadim Al-Mubarak replied 6 months ago.
Smoking is a major health hazard, and a major contributor to the top major causes of death and disabilities world-wide including heart attach, heart failure, stroke and cancers. It does not directly thins the blood but it promotes the formation of atherosclerosis, the substrate of blockages, that leads to heart attacks and strokes. It is not reported to cause cramps around the stomach but it could cause pain in that area through the development of critical blockages that leads to impaired blood flow to an organ in that area.

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