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Bad Lungs From Smoking
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can your lungs heal from smoking meth at least 5 or 6 times an holding it in a few times?But i quit a year ago not knowing how bad it was!please help
Symptomatic: If you continue to be symptomatic then an evaluation by a physician would be prudent. ...Read more
Pot: Bad idea, especially for lung.Get a more detailed answer ›
My boyfriend has been smoking marijuana a lot and now he has a pain in his lung area and the pain is so bad he can't move what is this?
See a doctor: This question cannot be answered on line. He should see a doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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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