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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?
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
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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