Effects of smoking on the Digestive system

Apart form all other parts of the body, smoking also affects digestive system. Smoking causes a whole rage of problems right from heart burn to peptic ulcer.

The oesophagus is separated from the stomach by a splinter ( muscle valve). Acids are secreted inside the stomach .Normally the stomach is protected from the acids. But not the oesophagus .The acids due to the malfunction of oesophagus in smokers come back into oesophagus. It causes depletion resulting in the damage of oesophagus.

Peptic ulcers:

Peptic ulcer is a sore on the lining of the stomach or duodenum at the beginning of the small intestine. Research now shows that even smoking can result in peptic ulcers. Smoking delays the healing process of peptic ulcers. Apart form this smoking also makes individual prone to bacterial infection especially o that of Helicobacter pylori. Smoking also delays the alcohol induced ulcers and also ulcers caused due to the use of over the counter drugs.

Liver disease:

The ability of the liver to process alcohol and other toxins gets affected in case of smokers. Liver diseases in cane of smokers need increased doses of medication. Smoking also worsens the liver damages due to consumption of excessive alcohol.

Effects of Smoking on corn’s Disease :</strong corn’s disease is characterised by the diarrhoea and and swelling of the small intestine. Research shows that in case of patients who are presently smoking or past smokers the rate of relapse and chances of repeat surgery are more.

Gall stones:

several stones shows that smoking results in gall stones.

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