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Wheezing after quitting smoking?

Wheezing after quitting smoking?

How long after?: If you just quit smoking very recently, the wheezing can come from the resultant increase in sputum production that occurs after the bronchial tree's mucociliary elevator starts up again (long story) and as such may stop after several weeks. However, the fear would be that emphysema has already set in, and this wheeze would be permanent, then. ...Read more

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Quit Smoking (Definition)

Quitting smoking is the single most important decision smokers can make to improve their health. Preparing a quit-smoking plan and enlisting support from your doctor and your loved ones can greatly improve your chances of success. Your doctor can help you decide if over-the-counter or prescription medications can help. Pick a quit day a few weeks ahead and put it on your calendar. Plan how you're going deal with situations that make you want to smoke. Take advantage of support from family, friends, and co-workers, and consider joining a smoking cessation program so that you don't ...Read more


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Would it be considered normal to wheeze after quitting smoking?

Would it be considered normal to wheeze after quitting smoking?

No: Wheezing after smoking can be seen in chronic bronchitis and asthma, which can be worsened by tobacco smoking causing inflammation and swelling of the bronchial tubes. Chronic bronchitis involves increased mucus production and bronchial inflammation, and bronchospasm which is not infrequently associated with wheezing. , mainly due to tobacco smoking. ...Read more

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For 1wk wake up with slight tightness in chest, wheezing. Goes away after ~30min. Quit smoking 2yrs ago, had same symptoms b4 quitting. ?

For 1wk wake up with slight tightness in chest, wheezing. Goes away after ~30min. Quit smoking 2yrs ago, had same symptoms b4 quitting. ?

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Your asthma action plan should be used to guide therapy. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a wheeze to dissapear after quitting smoking. I have asthma quit 2 months ago and still wheezing. Is this concerning?

How long will it take for a wheeze to dissapear after quitting smoking. I have asthma quit 2 months ago and still wheezing. Is this concerning?

Yes: you need to be evaluated, you can have asthma as well as bronchitis, quitting smoking is definitely a good start, but you need more, follow up with your doctor ...Read more

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I quit smoking cigarettes 6 days ago and for the last 4 nights I've been getting a terrible cough/wheeze in the evenings only.

I quit smoking cigarettes 6 days ago and for the last 4 nights I've been getting a terrible cough/wheeze in the evenings only.

Congratulations!: Now that your bodyis not chronically irritated by the smoke and chemicals, the cilia in your lungs are becoming mobile again. Your body is starting to move old mucous and damaged cells out of your lungs. This should resolve soon. If not, seek medical care. Good luck!! ...Read more

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I don't take any meds for my asthma. I quit smoking 7 days ago but keep wheezing and then start coughing. After how long will this disappear?

I don't take any meds for my asthma. I quit smoking 7 days ago but keep wheezing and then start coughing. After how long will this disappear?

Time to use inhaler: Your asthma is worsened by your smoking, and the chronic coughing, wheezing is your lungs cilia trying to move the particles of mucus, and other debris out of your lungs from what you inhaled by smoking! So, you need to assist the lungs further, before you end up with bronchitis or something else. Call your PCP to assist. You are creating an inflammatory condition otherwise. ...Read more

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I quit smoking, but now when I run, I get a smoker's wheeze. How can I get rid of this and the lower breath capacity?

I quit smoking, but now when I run, I get a smoker's wheeze. How can I get rid of this and the lower breath capacity?

Should improve: Depending onhow long and how much you smoked. Could take weeks or months. In longtime smokers it may never go away completely. A pulmonary function test will guide your doctor on proper treaent and allow him to give you your odds. ...Read more

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Quit smoking 4 days ago and am now coughing, is this normal? Wheezing at night and chest tightness in the morning stopped the first day i quit.

Yes: It is quite common for cough and wheezing to increase after smoking cessation. The hair cells that line the resp. Tract wake up and start working, moving all the junk that you have accumulated in your airways. This can go on for several weeks, but tends to improve within a month. Stick with it! take adequate fluids to allow your lungs to liquify the mucus and get it out. Try support groups. ...Read more

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I recently quit smoking. I am an otherwise healthy and active 25 yo female. About a month after I quit I started waking up with mid sleep asthma. It's like waking in an asthma atack, severe wheezing and have to sit upright for about an hour sometimes 3 be

I recently quit smoking. I am an otherwise healthy and active 25 yo female. About a month after I quit I started waking up with mid sleep asthma. It's like waking in an asthma atack, severe wheezing and have to sit upright for about an hour sometimes 3 be

Hang in.: Do you have a history of asthma? It is usual to produce a lot more mucous when you quit smoking, an effect that can last up to two months. This can trigger asthma symptoms in someone who has a history of asthma. ...Read more

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I quit smoking 1.5 yrs ago after smoking in and off for 13 yrs. I have no chest pain, no cough, and am physically active. why am I wheezing ?

I quit smoking 1.5 yrs ago after smoking in and off for 13 yrs. I have no chest pain, no cough, and am physically active. why am I wheezing ?

Airways disease: Smoking is a major cause of lung disorders but may combine with other exposures like pollution to affect your lungs. Sometimes a heart condition may lead to wheezing or you may actually have asthma previously unsuspected. Talk with your doctor about getting a check-up with a lung specialist. You may also need a cardiac check-up. Rarely, wheezing may also come from your throat (stridor). ...Read more

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Quit smoking dec. 2012. Had a few cigs in between. Total pack years is 23. What are my risks of lung cancer in my 40's? 50's?60's? Currently have wheezing, 3yrs ago pulm. Told me have early emphysema.

Quit smoking dec. 2012. Had a few cigs in between. Total pack years is 23. What are my risks of lung cancer in my 40's? 50's?60's? Currently have wheezing, 3yrs ago pulm. Told me have early emphysema.

20 years to normal: Cancer risk returns to normal only 20 years after stopping smoking.

Congratulations on having stopped. Cancer or no cancer, being able to breath is something we often don't fully appreciate until it is lost. ...Read more

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I quit smoking three weeks ago and have been weezing. Is this normal?

I quit smoking three weeks ago and have been weezing. Is this normal?

Congratulations: Great that you have stopped smoking. Don't know why you are wheezing, but if this continues or you have any difficulty breathing, go and see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can women quit smoking?

Can women quit smoking?

Yes!: Check out http://www.Becomeanex.Org/ for some very practical tips to help you understand how to quit smoking for good. I wish you success in achieving a healthy, smoke-free lifestyle! ...Read more

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How can I best quit smoking?

How can I best quit smoking?

Counseling: Change of relationship with smoking. Most methods will only work for contemplators ready to quit. Aid to quit include use nicotine replacement like patches or gum or E-cigs and use of medications like Chantix or Welbutrin. Most people will need repeated attempts before quitting ...Read more

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Will I grow if I quit smoking?

Will I grow if I quit smoking?

Growth: Depends on your age and gender. You will undoubtedly be healthier if yor stop smoking and please do this for yourself. ...Read more

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Any tips/advice to quit smoking?

Any tips/advice to quit smoking?

Plan: Planning the right actions to help you quit smoking is more important than will power. Start cutting back, set a quit date, get rid of all triggers, don't hang around smokers, do not drink alcohol, exercise, start new hobbies, support groups, are some effective methods. Nicotine replacement therapy can be tried if non-medicinal modalities fail. ...Read more

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What is a good way to quit smoking?

What is a good way to quit smoking?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...Read more

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How do I quit smoking successfully?

How do I quit smoking successfully?

Quitting smoking.: Cold turkey is the best way, but nicotine or cigarette tapering are viable options as well. For cold turkey, pick a quit day in advance, prepare for it, and go for it. http://www.amazon.com/Thats-Quit-Quitting-Smoking-Forever/dp/0595290469/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416278193&sr=8-1&keywords=giannone+i+quit ...Read more

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