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Doctor insights on: Bad Lungs From Smoking

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Is smoking a pipe considered bad for your lungs?

Is smoking a pipe considered bad for your lungs?

Yes: Spray saline into your nostrils frequently to flush out allergens and irritants. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more

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What amount smoking would it take for your lungs to get bad?

What amount smoking would it take for your lungs to get bad?

Depends on what you: mean by "bad". There is evidence that there is some damage even after a single cigarette, but this will quickly heal. Permanent damage to the lungs - chronic bronchitis,emphysema,cancer - take generally decades of smoking. However, particularly in those starting very young, and those smoking very heavily (2-3 ppd and more), damage can occur much sooner, even in a few years. ...Read more

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After not smoking for several days, why do my lungs hurt badly?

After not smoking for several days, why do my lungs hurt badly?

Breathing real air: Congratulations on doing the most important thing that smokers can do for their health! you stopped smoking! i do not hear this complaint often. It might be due to an infection that happened after you quit smoking. If you have a fever or productive cough or wheeze, see your doctor. If not, i'd attribute it to your body's need for the nicotine. I'd also think about nicotine replacement to help. ...Read more

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I'm 26 and have been smoking for 14 years 1 pack a day over 10 and more recently 1 1/2 packs a day how bad are my lungs?

I'm 26 and have been smoking for 14 years 1 pack a day over 10 and more recently 1 1/2 packs a day how bad are my lungs?

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, the risk of illness and poor quality of life and finances due to smoking. Check w/your doctor or local hospital for a smoking cessation program referral. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Trying to stop smoking. When i smoke it hurts in my lungs. And i want to cough really bad. What could cause this? I am 19 years, soon to be 20

Trying to stop smoking. When i smoke it hurts in my lungs. And i want to cough really bad. What could cause this? I am 19 years, soon to be 20

Your lungs ...: Your lungs are trying to tell you that smoking is really bad for you. Tobacco smoking irritates the airways and often induces chronic bronchitis (aside from chronic obstructive lung disease, emphysema, and lung cancer). The question is not why it does hurt your lungs but why you want to use it? ...Read more

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I have recently hurt my lungs badly by smoking the fake marijuana, didn't know "incense" is dowsed with a chemical called jwh-018, lower side now hurts?

I have recently hurt my lungs badly by smoking the fake marijuana, didn't know "incense" is dowsed with a chemical called jwh-018, lower side now hurts?

JWH-018: Jwh-018 is a synthetic cannabinoid, and schedule 1 substance since 2011. It's also illegal in multiple states including alabama, arkansas, georgia, kentucky, kansas, louisiana, north dakota, and tennessee. It's sprayed onto herbal material in unknown quantities as a designer drug, and can also be known as "spice." results are variable. See your physician asap for a checkup. ...Read more

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Quit smoking after 26 yrs (1/2 pack a day) never had smokers cough not coughing now... Is this bad? Should i be coughing if my lungs are clearing?

Congratulations: And stop worrying. You did a very good thing. Just as the damage was silent, the modest healing in your large airway structure will also be silent. Your lungs won't "clean themselves" by coughing, though especially if you also start exercising, the pulmonary lymph is likely to carry some of the blackness away. The whole team here is very happy for you. ...Read more

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Is " smoking " marijuana with a vaporizer bad at all for your lungs? I have had a series of spontaneous pnuemothorax and have had vats done of both lungs. I have never smoked anything before but have really bad anxiety and insomnia and have tried everythi

Spontaneous: Bilateral pneumothorax is associated with an odd condition called eosinophilic granuloma, histiocytosis x or leterer-siwie disease. Seek information from an internist. Curious as to why you asked about hookah/bong-like marijuana devices if you have never smoked. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someones chest to sound bad after quitting smoking?

Could be: When some of the mucus plugs and tar break up it can cause wheezing while it is trying to come out. ...Read more

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bad Chest pain. Center of chest below ribcage.And the pain goes to my bacK. E.r. Dr. Said to quit smoking. I've never smoked?.

 bad Chest pain. Center of chest below ribcage.And the pain goes to my bacK. E.r. Dr. Said to quit smoking. I've never smoked?.

Forget the ER doc: Shame on the ER doc for not knowing you're a non-smoker. Pain in that location which radiates to the back is really more in the abdomen than chest. 2 concerns I would have are: pancreatitis and peptic ulcer. You need further eval. Please see your family doc or go to a different ER if you otherwise don't have access to care. ...Read more

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Having bad chest pain on both sides of chest it hurts so bad i cry its under my breast I have asthma & just quit smoking(3 yrs) I have bad allergies?

Having bad chest pain on both sides of chest it hurts so bad i cry its under my breast I have asthma & just quit smoking(3 yrs) I have bad allergies?

Maybe but: I would consider other things 1st.& honestly if you are having such severe chest pain, which could be many things that are not serious..First go this am to your dr. To be checked just to be sure.When you call the office tell the secretary exactly what you said above & that you need appointment today.If they say they have "none" today insist on speaking to office manager..If you have no dr go to er. ...Read more

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Can my lungs recover from smoking?

Can my lungs recover from smoking?

In same part: It all depends. Number of pack years, age, present damage, pulmonary function testing, additional diseases and so on. The lungs certainly do not worsen off smoking. Often there is nice improvement within the first two months. Check with your lung doc. ...Read more

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Does smoking always affect your lungs?

Does smoking always affect your lungs?

To some extent yes: but not everyone does significant or permanent damage to their lungs. There are genetic differences in the production of certain enzymes that protect the lungs from proteolytic proteins that are increased by smoking and air pollution, where some people get lots of damage with exposure, and other people get much less, or even sometimes none. Most people get some damage somewhere- heart, cancer etc ...Read more

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Is smoking harmful to everyone's lungs?

COPD, cough, cancer: The smoke and hundreds of other constituents that make up cigarettes damage your airways, the lining of your airways, and can destroy the tiny air sacs (alveoli) that help you get oxygen in your body and co2 out. This leads to chronic bronchitis and emphysema (these two diseases are lumped under the category of copd). Finally, smoking greatly increases your risk of lung cancer. ...Read more

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