Perhaps you have heard that smoking causes cancer, lung and heart disease and stroke. But, did you know that smoking causes other health problems for women? Many of the natural ailments of women are exacerbated (but caused by smoking
Smoking also causes the following health problems for women who smoke:
- Decreased bone density
Women who have gone through menopause and who smoke have lower bone density. This means they are more likely to break their hip than women who do not smoke.
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Women who smoke are more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA is an inflammatory, chronic disease. People with RA have swelling and joint pain.