I have high cholesterol-176. I will have to change my lifestyle. However I am a regular smoker and wanted to know if the nicotine in the cigarette increases cholesterol or the tar. Would it help if I switch to vaping. Also my heart beat increases at times. What can I do. My ECG shows everything fine. Please suggest.
Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, DNB - General Medicine, Fellowship, CMC, Vellore
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Cholesterol 176 is ok. Smoking. Is a problem, reduce it to minimum. Smoking damages arteries and lungs, doesn't affect cholesterol.
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