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Do I Need To Stop Smoking A Lot In Advance Of Surgery
Its a good idea: Smoking is not an absolute contraindication and surgery can still proceed but healing will be less efficient and respiratory complications more likely in someone who is currently smoking. If you have significan heart disease- it may be the difference in haveing a bad complication. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 had arthroscopic surgery and was told I need to stop smoking. I am having a hard time doing so and want to know if it is ok to use electronic cigs?
Seriously, YES: Besides the obvious answer that long term marijuana use can be harmful, more importantly you are going to have general anesthesia. General anesthesia has profound effects on the body and all the anesthesiologists I know would cancel your surgery if you were still smoking "weed" as would i. Adding another dangerous drug to the mix of medications given during anesthesia is just plain silly. ...Read more
At least 8 weeks: Before surgery. THC stays in body fat a long time, so it depends on your size, BMI, dose & duration. Tell your anaesthesiologist. Drug sensitivity or interactions can occur. Inhalant Marijuana causes respiratory problems. Swelling of the uvula that " dangles" from the soft palate ^es risk of post-op airway obstruction. ^ed Carbon Monoxide decreases blood oxygen & impedes post-op healing. ...Read more
Can you let me know how many days before getting the lapband surgery should someone stop smoking weed?
Weed?: Weed is illegal and should never be smoked. ...Read more
Its been 4 months after my midshaft femur fixation surgery and I can walk again. Do I really have to stop smoking? Or I have to wait for some time?
I regularly smoke cannabis to ease my anxiety. I have to have wisdom teeth surgery with an iv. How close to the surgery should I stop smoking?
Cannabis and anxiety: Like most pot smokers, you will probably be surprised to learn that even though smoking may seem like it helps your anxiety, regular use changes your brain chemistry in ways that increase baseline anxiety. See a therapist who specializes in treating anxiety. There are many good ways to treat anxiety, but they are much more work than taking a drug, whether pill or pot. A former client said smoking did not really help with his depression and anxiety, it just "lowered his give a sh** factor." Action oriented cognitive and behavioral approaches we took in his therapy were what gave him the tools to actually do something different when he felt anxious. It is more effective to act your way into thinking and feeling differently than it is to try to think or feel your way into being able to act differently. In regard to your wisdom teeth removal, I am not sure what that has to do with smoking or not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I wAs told by surgeon to stop smoking 2 weeks before surgery. But what about the marijuana I use for pain management? I am having arthroscopic hip FAI
I have lasik (eye surgery) after a month. Will smoking marijuana (daily) complicate lasik? Should I stop smoking weed for few days before the surgery?
Conditional...: No medical issue. Definitely talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Is it safe to smoke while getting zerona liposuction? I know you're supposed to stop smoking before surgeries. Is it the same for zerona? .
I'm 359 pounds I need to know how long will it stay on me. And if I was to stop smoking would it go down more and drink tea and water lots.
359 lbs: Indicates the need for you to be supervised by your doctor for weight management. It is dangerous to do this w/out a doctor's support. By all means stop smoking. This will lower your risk of medical conditions and give you a feeling of empowerment, which will help w/the weight management. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I had not heard: About it so I googled to see if it exists. It is not surgery but a form of acupressure which uses laser beams on pressure points. You can read about it here: http://www. Ehow. Com/facts_5529777_laser-surgery-quit-smoking. Html#page=0 it is not well researched yet, but minimally invasive and it takes one session according to this article. ...Read more
I have a surgery coming up they want me to quit smoking they're going to test my blood for nicotine when do I have to quit in order for nicotine to not show up?
Better recovery: Smoking slows wound healing and bone healing in fusion patients. Because the majority of spine surgery is elective, it is advisable to do everything reasonably possible in order to maximize the chance of a successful outcome prior to proceeding. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I'm scheduled to have surgery in 35 days and was suppose to quit smoking for 90 days. I've been tobacco free for7 days now. Will I fail a blood test?
Don't worry: Drink lots of water every day (8-10 glasses), get Vitamin C (fruit) and be active. Avoid passive smoke. Blood clears faster than hair, but slower than urine and there are false positive reasons you could fail. But you'll probably pass if you don't slip before the surgery. Anyway - it's too late to worry. Do your best. The reason is for optimal healing - important but not critical. Relax. ...Read more
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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