Smokers are more likely to fracture
Orthopedic experts say that smoking greatly harm the function of the human body, the average daily body absorb 12 who are in overload condition. Smoking is atherosclerosis, a risk factor for lower extremity especially arteriosclerosis, years of smoking can affect walking and motor function. Meanwhile, the study also showed that after quitting smoking, can improve the health of these people. Relationship between smoking and bone is that many people do not know about. Smokers are more prone to fractures, osteoporosis and other problems than non-smokers, so the bone more vulnerable. Orthopedic experts pointed out that adult males continue to smoke, smokers, bone mass index average of 5% to 10% lower than non-smokers. And once every 10 years absorptiometry also confirmed the dangers of smoking: smokers than non-smokers, 2% lower lumbar spine, femoral neck 2% low, low 1.4% of femoral shaft. Studies show that every 10% reduction in bone mineral density, bone strength is reduced by 30%, as long as 10 years, bone density decreased by 10%, then the incidence of femoral neck fracture caused by an increase of 44%.