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When does laryngitis get to the point of requiring surgery? I have chronic laryngitis from smoking and acid reflux. I am not having luck quitting smoking and i'm concerned i may one day need surgery to fix this problem. What should I be on the lookout for

You : You should seek an evaluation from an ENT physician who can diagnose and manage your problem. Both smoking and reflux take a toll on the upper airway causing damage to the structure around the vocal cords. Of more concern is the possibility of a benign or malignant growth in the region. The ENT can use a television probe to visual the area and perform a biopsy if required. ...Read more

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Smoking Cessation (Definition)

Smoking any tobacco product is harmful to your baby, including "light" cigarettes, cigars (and marijuana). Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. Most smokers find it hard to break all the habits or ties they've built into their lives around smoking. Quitting smoking does reduce a number of ...Read more


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I have a gum bleeding after one year of quitting smoking of 35 years. What can I do before seeing the dentist?

I have a gum bleeding after one year of quitting smoking of 35 years. What can I do before seeing the dentist?

Good oral hygiene: Make sure you are brushing and flossing at least twice a day - best with a mechanical toothbrush and a water irrigation device (like a waterpik). 35 years of smoking has sadly taken its toll on your oral tissues. Consider seeing a dentist as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Is it true that quitting smoking causes weight gain? If so would it be hard to get off? And how much weight would one expect?

Is it true that quitting smoking causes weight gain? If so would it be hard to get off? And how much weight would one expect?

Not Necessarily: You may gain weight -- usu <5 pounds -- bc food actually tastes good. Smoking causes you to lose taste sensation. Also, it creates a "hand to mouth" habit which leads some people to replace a cigarette with food. If you are aware of these things, it can keep you from over eating. Also, your lungs will be happier & you can exercise more! the benefits of quitting are far better than a few pounds. ...Read more

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I'm quitting smoking but can someone tell me why the patch says no one w asthma can use it...or to be careful using it? Why...it's worse to smoke!!

I'm quitting smoking but can someone tell me why the patch says no one w asthma can use it...or to be careful using it?  Why...it's worse to smoke!!

Nicotine Patch: If you have a history of allergies or use medications for asthma the nicotine patch may not be the best way to stop smoking. Review your allergies and any medication interactions with doctor. Great choice to stop smoking! All the best and be safe. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have SOB for lengthy periods of the day after quitting smoking? (4-5 hours w brief periods of relief, then return)

Is it normal to have SOB for lengthy periods of the day after quitting smoking? (4-5 hours w brief periods of relief, then return)

Normal or Healthy?: Normal only means common/usual/average, no certain connection with health; avoid this common, widely promoted mistake. For age, dyspnea is not common, but basis for the symptom varies widely from emotional (including rare withdrawal symptom from smoking) through lung/heart issues. "Chest tightness" & "cough" symptoms are clues but only that. Would need lot more data to offer a reasonable guess. ...Read more

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Quitting smoking at 40 aft 26 years @ 1/2 pack day Clear chest CT and pulm func test 1 yr ago Looking for positive words on benefit of quitting now?

Quitting smoking at 40 aft 26 years @ 1/2 pack day Clear chest CT and pulm func test 1 yr ago Looking for positive words on benefit of quitting now?

Smoking: first congratulations on stoping smoking!! It seems your studies are good they may deteriorate slightly due to the previous smoking but thats where is stops, You have prevented any further damage that would have occurred and some of the above mentioned possible damage may resolve. Again GOOD FOR YOU!! ...Read more

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What are the day-by-day quitting smoking withdrawal symptoms?

Headaches/nausea: Firs few days you may feel hedache and anxiety tingling in hands&feet sweating cold symptoms irritability nasea insomnia mental confusion depression craving for nicotine helplesness. ...Read more

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Why do you gain weight after quitting smoking?

Why do you gain weight after quitting smoking?

Nicotine is a poison: Nicotine is a metabolic poison, leading the body to waste one third of the calories ingested. So after quitting, the body uses all of the calories that used to be wasted, and weight is gained. In addition, nicotine suppresses appetite. ...Read more

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Smoking (Definition)

More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more


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Quitting Smoking (Definition)

Quitting smoking is also known as Smoking cessation. Quitting smoking is the process of discontinuing the use ...Read more


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