6 ways tobacco and alcohol can play havoc with women’s health

  • The detrimental effects of tobacco and alcohol on women’s health range from infertility to early menopause. Dr. Shweta Mendiratta, Senior Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fortis Escort Hospital, Faridabad, explains.

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About 12.1 million women in India smoke and smoke alcohol every day.  Tobacco and alcohol are detrimental to a woman's health.  Dr.  Shweta Mendiratta, Senior Consultant, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Fortis Escort Hospital, Faridabad explains how.

Updated June 20, 2022 08:45 PM IST

About 12.1 million women in India smoke and smoke alcohol every day. Tobacco and alcohol are detrimental to a woman’s health. Dr. Shweta Mendiratta, Senior Consultant, Obstetrics and Gynecology, explains how Fortis Escort Hospital, Faridabad. (Pixabay)

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Reduced bone density: Women who smoke and have menopause have lower bone density than women who do not smoke (Shutterstock).

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Reduced bone density: Women who smoke and have menopause have lower bone density than women who do not smoke (Shutterstock).

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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Arthritis is a chronic disease that causes painful inflammation of the joints.  Women who do not smoke tobacco are more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis (Pixabay)

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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Arthritis is a chronic disease that causes painful inflammation of the joints. Women who do not smoke tobacco are more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis (Pixabay)

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Gastrointestinal problems: Tobacco causes gastrointestinal problems that eventually lead to bone and dental problems. (Shutterstock)

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Gastrointestinal problems: Tobacco causes gastrointestinal problems that eventually lead to bone and dental problems. (Shutterstock)

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Cataract: Women who smoke are more susceptible to cataract, an eye disease characterized by fog.

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Cataract: Women who smoke are more susceptible to cataract, an eye disease characterized by fog.

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Pregnancy problems: Women who smoke tobacco have a problem with pregnancy.  Smoking during pregnancy creates increased chances of miscarriage, premature childbirth and underweight babies.

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Pregnancy problems: Women who smoke tobacco have a problem with pregnancy. Smoking during pregnancy creates increased chances of miscarriage, premature childbirth and underweight babies.

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Menopause: Women who smoke are more likely to experience menopause with younger symptoms at a younger age.  Alcohol can cause some symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and night sweats.

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Menopause: Women who smoke are more likely to experience menopause with younger symptoms at a younger age. Alcohol can cause some symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and night sweats.

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