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smoking and costochondritis

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
It does: Some studies suggest that costochondritis could be caused by Marijuana, especially for people who are male. The fact is that Marijuana use may have a ... Read More

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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rowlin Lichter
71 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: No relationship is known. However, It would not hurt to quit! (Just being a doctor (:-)>)
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not life-threatening: Costochondritis is caused by inflammation of the cartilage of the chest wall. Symptoms include chest wall pain that is reproducible by touching the ar ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Push on ribs: If the doctor pushes on the ribs or sternum and it reproduces pain, it's likely costochondritis.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Everyone is: different but setting target date to stop and then stopping completely on that day can be effective. Learning some self-hypnosis can support this pla ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Smoking Cessation: #1 both increase the risk of oral cancer. Cigarettes, when inhaled, increase lung cancer risk. #2. Nicotine anonymous #3 I have had success treatin ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Probably not: Smoking cannabis can make a lot of other things about you worse -- like your coordination, perceptions, thinking & problem solving, learning, memory, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Generally not: Cigarrettes can affect the circulation to the bone. Etoh usually will not cause osteoarthritis.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Lung injury: Lung injury from smoking.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience in Cardiology
Nicotine withdrawal: Your back pain and chest pain are not from nicotine withdrawal or quitting smoking. You need check up.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience in Psychiatry
Check uo: Sounds more like nerves but need an exam to be sure.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Depends: Nicotine is a stimulant, which can increase anxiety. However, nicotine is addictive, which can cause anxiety with withdrawl symptoms and be improved b ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Possibly: It can. You should stop.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tipu Sultan
Specializes in Allergy
Yes it does : Long‐term use of cannabis is known to cause chronic bronchitis and airflow obstruction. Remember polluted air has adverse on pulmonary function. No ma ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
No: But i'm not sure what you are asking. Flying airplanes and high altitude may expose you to more cosmic radiation. Smoking in an airplane is now forbid ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Chewing tobacco: Possible due to nicotine but not likely. Is this the first time you chewed tobacco? if so, WHY? if the symptoms persist, see your doctor.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience in Phlebology
Yes: Tobacco use in any form is not good for the body.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Yes: Since most pipes and cigars aren't inhaled, they aren't associated as much with lung cancer. They are more associated with mouth and throat cancers. O ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience in Gastroenterology
Probably not .,,: But i think the crystal meth will do you in before the other illnesses that you mentioned!
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanober Butt
19 years experience in Pulmonology
Many ways: Smoking can lead to chronic inflammation in your lungs which can be a cause of COPD ( emphysema, chronic bronchitis) other risks include lung cancer, ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Georgina Sehapayak
60 years experience in Cardiology
In many ways: Cigarette smoking is one of the main factors in the development of arterioes clerosis;one of the mechanisms is by causing alterations in the lipid ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience in Pain Management
Maybe: It would not take very long to understand if they are all related. An evaluation by your primary care doctor will help shed some light. He will spea ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Heartburn: and GERD. You need to see your doctor to be certain. If GERD, consider using a natural supplement called DGL. It is a form of licorice processed to ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience in Gynecology
B12: Reflux medications like Omeprazole can lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency which can lead to several symtpoms including shortness of breath, anxiety, fatig ... Read More
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