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Circulation Improvement After Quit Smoking
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
I have quit smoking for 6 weeks so far in a bid to help my poor circulation. How long will it take for circulation to noticeably improve?
No magic: This helps prevent future events. Will not solve established problems. ...Read more
I recently quit smoking and I have already notice an improvement. How long does it take lungs to repair?
Depends: On how long and how heavy you were smoking, as well as individual susceptibility to damage, which varies considerably. Some people smoke heavily and do relatively little damage, others smoke much less and get a great deal of damage. In general, the lungs clean themselves out in 3 months or so. ...Read more
Yes: You will see improvement in your COPY after you stop smoking. ...Read more
It can be controlled: A smoking cessation program should be part of each and every person's smoking cessation plan, because they will give you information on how to deal with increased appetite, which happens in almost everyone who quits smoking. Simple techniques - drinking lots of water to fill the stomach, use of carrot or celery sticks can help. Medication can also help in some cases. It is still a good decision!! ...Read more
Yes, many ideas!:
The most important thing is a strong desire to quit. There are many strategies to help, from nicotine patches/gum & various pharmaceutical meds to acupuncture & hypnosis. Exercise & relaxation helps. For more details on ways to quit see http://altmedicine. About. Com/od/therapiesfromrtoz/a/quit_smoking_2.Htm and www. Shareguide. Com/smoking. Html
also see my comment. Good luck! ...Read more
Hypnosis: Hypnosis is an excellent way to stop smoking. Find a qualified clinical hypnotist. It is a fast efficient way to quit. ...Read more
I'm a smoker, and I can't quit smoking for very long, I always make excuses why I have to smoke, any help?
What have you tried?: A formal program helps keep you motivated and gives you lots of emotional support. Nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, lozenges) reduces withdrawal and should be tapered over 3 months or so. Prescribed medications like Chantix and zyban (bupropion) reduce both craving and withdrawal symptoms. Multiple attempts to quit are the rule, not the exception. Keep trying and you will succeed! ...Read more
What's the chance of a 28 yr old having a life threatening illness? Quit smoking 3 days ago but have been sick for yrs can't get an answer!
Small but possible: Congratulations on quitting smoking! That's a huge step to getting better. It's possible to have a life-threatening illness at 28, but it's uncommon ; if you had one your docs would have probably found it. But there are many causes of feeling sick for years that many docs may miss, such as chronic lyme with co-infections, heavy metal toxicity etc. See a holistic md or nd who thinks outside the box. ...Read more
Using patches to quit smoking. Took patch off and It left a red square where the patch was. Very red and hasn't went away. 2 days now. Normal?
How to quit smoking? I have tried many ways but ddidn't succeed. Because of I am not able to do anything perfectly which I was used to be before.
ComplexBehavior: +/-: As with all maintained behaviors, they reflect choices between perceived benefits & downsides. Most motivations driving behaviors are hidden within (subconscious) & most conscious thoughts are focused at supporting behavior already decided internally. Reading “compass of pleasure” may help, as may Chantix (~50% not smoking a year later), but your experiences, internal beliefs & motivations are key. ...Read more
My sis has bad COPD and continues to smoke. What could happen to her if she doesn't quit smoking?
Yes!: The best results occur when you are highly motivated to quit and when you take part in a smoking cessation class (many hospitals provide these) with or without the aid of nicotine substitutes (like nicorette) or you can discuss some of the prescription meds to help quit smoking with your doctor (such as Chantix or wellbutrin). The most important thing is to continue trying! You can quit! ...Read more
There are several: Other meds that your pcp could prescribe- whatever he gives you, stick with it ; quit smoking! ...Read more
I quit smoking 7 days ago. In the last 24 hours I've lost 9 pounds and I can't help but be petrified. I smoked for 10 years. Is this bad?
No, best to quit: Agree that 9 pounds in 1 day is likely water weight and shouldn't alarm you. If you are on other medications, however, talk to your provider. Sometimes quitting smoking can change how you metabolize the medications - you may need less, or more. You should feel great about quitting after 10 years. Keep working on getting through the day without tobacco. Call 1-800-quit now if you need any coaching! ...Read more
There is no evidence:
E cigarettes are as addictive as regular cigarettes as long as there is nicotine in it. And there is no evidence that it will help in anyway to quit smoking.
In usa fda has classified e cigarettes as drug delivery devices and subject to regulation under food and drug cosmetic act before importation and sales in us. ...Read more
Change your life: You have get rid of all your stash and paraphenalia, ditch your friends and dealers who use and go cold turkey and into a drug treatment program. If you can't quit it, your addicted. Bet you thought that couldn't happen. Well it can and you've been misled like a lot of other people. ...Read more
I really want to quit smoking, but eveytime I don't smoke for a few hours I loose my temper can u please help me?
Hello. I have just quit smoking and I feel as those my chest is heavily conguested with mucus. I don't know what's going?
Paradoxical: I've heard that as the cells in your bronchial tubes and lungs begin their repair process it can cause such effects. You are urged to bear up and use symptom relief as possible - if you're not sure it is not a flu or other condition see your doctor to verify. They'll be pleased w/ you for quitting and the warm admiration may feel good. Mucinex (guaifenesin) can help - drink lots of water! ...Read more
I quit smoking six months ago but my hyperpigmentation hasn't fade. How much time does it take for hyperpigmentation to fade?
Usually a few months: But it is highly variable. There are other causes of hyperpigmentation, and something else may be going on. If it has not even lightened a bit, I would suggest seeing a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. Congrats on quitting smoking - the benefits are way more than just cosmetic! Stay quit! ...Read more
I just quit smoking. I want to start the hugh jackman "wolverine" diet and exercise plan. Is this plan to extream for someone who doesn't workout?
Yes: Moderation makes more sense. Hugh jackman's diet is >5, 000 calories a day and 2 g of protein per kg of ideal body weight. This is extreme in both regards. Unless you're hugh jackman, I suggest you go for 30-60 minutes of moderate exercise daily and about 2, 000 calories a day (1, 000 to 1200 if you're trying to lose weight) of which about 60-90 grams are protein. ...Read more
I want 2 quit smoking. I can't afford any cessesion products. I've cut back from 3 packs to 1.5, & can't go lower. Support groups didn't help. Advice?
Don't give up!!: Congratulations on your goal to quit nicotine. Nicotine is a powerful vasoconstrictor (decreases blood flow) in addition to being a carcinogen. Nicotine is highly addictive; difficult to quit. Since you are stalled at 1.5 packs a day, my advice is to hold on your weaning for about 4 weeks. Then, if you are able, decrease your daily consumption at a slower rate. You can achieve your goal. ...Read more
I am taking luvox (fluvoxamine) 50mg and have been for a year now I have quit smoking 7 months ago and in the last 5 months I have gained 23kgs eating hasn't change?
Now focus on weight: With quitting smoking, you have done something hugely important for your health. Now you should focus on weight management - nutrition and physical activity. Many people gain weight after quitting -- it's important to make sure you get enough sleep and increase exercise and have portion control. Talk to your doc about the Luvox (fluvoxamine) - quitting smoking can change the level of medications in your blood. ...Read more
Nicotine addiction: Despite scientific knowledge of serious health detriment, addiction to nicotine remains common! If you are a smoker/nicotine addict, and you quit nicotine, that will be the single most important thing you can do for your long term health. Start by decreasing your nicotine use, then seek medical advice to finally quit. Go slow and don't give up. ...Read more
Yes: Most people do gain weight when they quit smoking, for several reasons. Smoking decreases appetite, taste and smell, and may increase metabolism. When you quit, your appetite increases, food tastes and smells better, and your metabolism may decrease again. Don't let this stop you from quitting. You can learn to maintain a healthy weight again, and smoking is just not worth it! ...Read more