Smoking also makes blood clots more likely to form and increases the amount of plaque buildup in your arteries. The combination of the blood clots and increased plaque are the right conditions for a stroke to occur.

The arteries leading to your brain are especially vulnerable to damage by smoking. As these arteries shrink and tighten, it may be impossible for adequate blood flow to get to your brain and creates the right conditions for an aneurysm to occur.

Smoking damages smaller blood vessels, making them more likely to rupture. #smoke #smoker #quitsmoking #stopsmoking #stroke #strokecare #strokerisk #neurologist #winnielimkhoo #winniesharonlimkhoo #manila #philippines – at Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center

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