Hypnotherapy is a proven intervention for people that want to stop smoking for good, it’s effective because it works on a sub level, it delves into the unconscious mind, it removes the need for you to be at odds with willpower - all you need is the want and desire to quit to achieve success through hypnotherapy.
To give you that willpower we decided to compose a series of blogs on smoking, this is part 1 and it covers the effects smoking has on your health.
Keep on smoking and you run the risk of…
- Heart disease – Coronary heart disease is the biggest killer in the UK, according to figures from the NHS over 82,000 people die from this disease each year. The condition is caused when the blood supply to the heart is blocked, this is due to lifestyle habits such as smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes.
- Heart attack – This is also caused by a lack of blood to the heart, a blood clot is one of the main culprits, to reduce the chances of having a heart attack, quit smoking whilst you can.
- Stroke – Smoke and you run the risk of having a stroke, this is where the blood supply to the brain is cut off. The best way to prevent a stroke is to live a healthy lifestyle, quit smoking, take regular exercise and eat a balanced, nutritious diet.
- Damaged arteries – Fatty deposits affect the leg arteries too, a condition known as peripheral arterial disease (PAD) restricts the blood supply to the leg muscles. This causes severe pain and people who smoke are the biggest risk factors, quit now and make positive lifestyle changes.
- Lung disease – Smoking wrecks your lungs as well, you could suffer from chronic bronchitis, emphysema or pneumonia if you continue with your daily habit.
- Cancer – The big ‘C’, need we say any more? Every puff you take increases your chances of contracting lung cancer, lip, mouth, throat and bladder cancer, you could become the victim of stomach, liver, kidney or pancreatic cancer too.
These are just some of the health risks of smoking, in part 2 we’ll be looking at the physical impact smoking has on your body.