EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL & SMOKING
Updated: Mar 14
Alcohol & brain tumours:
There is evidence to suggest that heavy alcohol consumption may be a risk factor for brain tumours. Long-term and heavy alcohol consumption has been linked to an increased risk of several types of cancer, including brain tumours. Alcohol can cause damage to the DNA in cells, which can lead to mutations and the development of cancer. Alcohol also decreases the body's ability to absorb important nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, which are important for maintaining a healthy immune system and preventing the development of cancer.
It is important to limit alcohol consumption, as well as to maintain a healthy lifestyle, to reduce the risk of developing a brain tumour or any other type of cancer. If you are concerned about your alcohol consumption or the potential risks associated with alcohol, it is a good idea to speak with your healthcare provider.
Smoking & brain tumours:
Smoking has been linked to an increased risk of developing several types of cancer, including brain tumours. The toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke, such as tar and carbon monoxide, can cause damage to the DNA in cells and increase the risk of mutations and the development of cancer. In addition, smoking reduces the amount of oxygen that reaches the brain and increases the risk of oxidative stress, which can also contribute to the development of brain tumours.
Quitting smoking can significantly reduce the risk of developing brain tumours and many other types of cancer. If you smoke, it is never too late to quit and start reaping the benefits of a healthier lifestyle. If you need help quitting, there are many resources available, such as nicotine replacement therapy, counselling, and support groups.