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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dorothy Carin
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Heart problem: Smoking puts you at risk for heart disease, lung disease, stomach cancer and ulcers. Any pain in that area could be a life threatening illness, you s ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
black: You really don't want to see how horrible your lungs will look after ten pack years. Look this up on the internet (black lung). Now is a good time t ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Too much: Quit smoking.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Taylor
38 years experience in Pulmonology
Top priority to: keep your lungs healthy is to quit smoking. Your doctor may order a chest X-ray, lung function tests, and labs. Best wishes on quitting. It will sa ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jill Koehler
33 years experience in Pediatrics
Quit smoking: It's sounds like you were never a heavy smoker, and it's great you quit. After 5 years your lungs should be back to baseline. However if you have a hi ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
14 years experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes, Yes: Smoking at that rate is clearly associated with multiple health issues, including lung damage, heart disease, etc. Quitting produces some health impro ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Congrats!: Matt, congratulations on quitting!. This is the single most important thing you could do for your health. The good news is that with that degree of sm ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Smoking: Your doctor can test your lung capacity but more importantly, the sooner you become smoke free the better. It will lower, but not completely remove, ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph White
48 years experience in Pulmonology
weeks: Bronchial inflammation and increased mucus production should return to normal in 1-2 mo. Bronchospasm from smoke irritation should also be much bette ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Do it fast!: Every day of smoking causes damage. So sooer you quit better of you are.The benefits start showing within a matter of days.Lungs improve within one t ... Read More
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