The snuff and Sudden Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Nicotine and SIDS

According to French newspaper Le Figaro, it is possible that French and Swedish experts have discovered why the snuff increases the risk of the syndrome of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

Animal studies revealed that exposure to nicotine affects the respiratory reflexes during sleep. "A lack of oxygen (hypoxia) while sleeping, perhaps because of spontaneous brief pauses in breathing (apnea) - usually cardiorespiratory causes great excitement and makes the person to wake up."

However, the report notes that if you alter this defense mechanism, apnea and hypoxia are exacerbated and can lead to respiratory failure. "

Researchers believe that this mechanism of humans is damaged when the fetus is continuously exposed to nicotine than the smoking mother passes on through the blood during pregnancy. The result can be "reduced the effectiveness of the reflections due to sleep apnea, make you breathe and wake, which causes an increased risk that the child suffers sudden death."

The French newspaper Le Figaro says that "in France, SIDS remains the leading cause of mortality during the first year of life."

Snuff and sudden death syndrome

However, it seems that the relationship between snuff and SIDS is becoming stronger. The newspaper La Vanguardia echoes a study done by Dr. Marta Maya and Dr. Francisco Carrion which again points to this deadly relationship.

The study involved 573 pregnant women and the details shown in the report is devastating: smoking is responsible for the deaths of at least 750 babies only in Spain between late fetal death and infant death in the first year of life. These are deaths that could have been avoided if only the women had stopped smoking in early pregnancy.

Dr. Carrion adds that not only SIDS but many other diseases that require emergency room visits and hospitalization of children.

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