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Why Stop Smoking Before Surgery

Denise Gonzalez-Ramos

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Why Should You Stop smoking?
✔A month prior to surgery you should stop smoking.
✔Nicotine causes blood vessels constriction causing it to clamp down. Leading to reduced blood supply which could lead to necrosis.
✔Your oxygen level is restricted, preventing oxygen flow where needed slowing down your healing process.
✔Necrosis is the death of living tissue, treatment consists of the removal of dead tissue
✔Smoking leads to healing problems and increased risk for infections leading to serious complications

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