The body recovers very quickly after giving up the cigarette. But some changes remain irreversible.
Twenty minutes after stopping smoking, blood pressure returns to normal. Nicotine in cigarettes releases epinephrine and norepinephrine, which increase the number of heartbeats and narrow blood vessels, which is why the extremities of smokers are mostly cold.
After two hours, the need for nicotine is coming back, and people become nervous and upset. After eight hours, the carbon monoxide in the blood is eliminated, allowing the oxygen level to return to normal. For red smokers, red cells grow in size and eventually cause blood clots, informs descopera.ro.
Twenty-four hours after stopping smoking, there is a strong cough, as the body tries to free all toxins in the lungs. At the same time, the risk of heart disease is decreasing.
Within 48 hours, nicotine is completely removed from the body, and people begin to feel the taste again. With 72 hours of desire for nicotine, it will cause headache, dizziness, nausea and cramps.