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Doctor insights on: Does Chewing Tobacco Cause Dizziness

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Why does chewing tobacco cause dizziness?

Why does chewing tobacco cause dizziness?

Nicotine poisoning: Tobacco contains nicotine. Some people are very sensible to toxic effects. Dizziness and nausea are toxic effects of nicotine. Chewing tobacco with result in mouth and throat cancer. Hope you are smart enough to realize you must stop. ...Read more

Chewing Tobacco (Definition)

Chewing tobacco is a type of smokeless tobacco that, when chewed, releases nicotine and flavor. It is highly addictive and is ...Read more


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Can the reason I'm getting dizzy be because I stopped chewing tobacco?

Can the reason I'm getting dizzy be because I stopped chewing tobacco?

It could be: There are a number of symptoms of tobacco (nicotine) withdrawal, and dizziness and lightheadedness are two of them, together with anxiety, insomnia, irritability and others. However, it will pass, and if severe, can respond to nicotine replacement therapy and other methods of treatment. Stay quit! You are doing your body and mind a great favor, and don't let a few withdrawal symptoms stop you. ...Read more

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Can chewing tobacco cause chronic cough?

Can chewing tobacco cause chronic cough?

Unlikely: The most common causes of chronic cough are asthma, allergic rhinitis, sinus infections and acid reflux from the stomach. A person with a chronic cough should be evaluated so a treatment can be directed at the cause of the cough. Even though chewing tobacco is unlikely to trigger a chronic cough, there are serious adverse effects including cancer of the mouth. ...Read more

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Does chewing tobacco cause oily facial skin?

Does chewing tobacco cause oily facial skin?

Yes: Any form of nicotine can increase the incidence of skin problems, including acne. Nicotine causes blood vessels to constrict, which is why blood flow to the heart, brain and other vital organs is reduced, and why there are more heart attacks and strokes in tobacco users, whether smoked or chewed. It also causes mouth and throat cancer. Acne will be the least of your problems. Get help and quit. ...Read more

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Can chewing tobacco cause permanent infertility in men?

Can chewing tobacco cause permanent infertility in men?

No: No it usually does not but nicotine damages the sperm. It causes abnormalities of sperm movement and causes genetic mutations in sperm that cause a higher percent of sperm to be genetically abnormal. So it reduces fertility potential but most men still conceive. ...Read more

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What causes chewing tobacco to cause cancer (i still don't understand why)?

Carcinogens: At least 28 chemicals (carcinogens) in smokeless tobacco can cause cancer. The most harmful chemicals are tobacco-specific nitrosamines, which are formed during the growing, curing, fermenting, and aging of tobacco. The level of nitrosamines varies by product and scientists have found that the nitrosamine level is directly related to the risk of cancer. ...Read more

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What causes chewing tobacco to cause cancer but chewing, let's say, maple leaves doesn't?

Chewing tabacco: Chewing tabacco has many known carcinogens. Betel nut chewing has also been linked to carcinogenesis. ...Read more

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Why does chewing tobacco, which contains absolutely no smoke or tar at all, cause cancer?

Why does chewing tobacco, which contains absolutely no smoke or tar at all, cause cancer?

Carcinogens: At least 28 chemicals (carcinogens) in smokeless tobacco can cause cancer. The most harmful chemicals are tobacco-specific nitrosamines, which are formed during the growing, curing, fermenting, and aging of tobacco. The level of nitrosamines varies by product and scientists have found that the nitrosamine level is directly related to the risk of cancer. ...Read more

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Does smoking cause the gums to recede or is it chewing tobacco? I was gueing that chewing cause the gums to deteriorate but some say its smoking. Can I have some opinions?

Tobacco,: Tobacco, in any form, is harmful to your oral and general health. Not only is tobacco one of the major risk factors in the development and progression of gum disease by recession and bone loss and hence tooth loss, it is also associated with oral cancer. Consider quitting stat! ...Read more

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Can chewing tobacco cause an increase in liver enzyme production?

No: Look for a different cause. It would be shame to miss hemochromatosis, Wilson's, viral or immune hepatitis, or one of the other bad ones because somebody blamed it on chewing tobacco. ...Read more

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Could an excess of chewing tobacco cause blood in stool?

Could an excess of chewing tobacco cause blood in stool?

No: You need to see your doctor asap and have a workup for the blood in your stool. ...Read more

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Can chewing tobacco cause throat cancer?

Can chewing tobacco cause throat cancer?

Snuff and chew: Tobacco products are most likely associated with oral cavity cancers (cheek, tongue, floor of mouth, gum) but oropharynx (tonsil, tongue base, voice box and hypopharynx (area behind and next to voice box, larynx) are susceptible to carcinogens in these products. They also ruin your teeth, give you bad breath, and make you a social pariah. It's addictive too. ...Read more

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Can my husband's chewing tobacco cause a bladder infection or UTI?

No: There is no relationship between chewing tobacco and urinary tract infection of which I am aware. It can do lots of other nasty stuff, from stained teeth, heartburn, bad breath to mouth and throat cancer, esophagitis, gastritis and even GI bleeding. If you or your husband have urinary tract problems, chewing tobacco is not the cause. ...Read more

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Does smoking or chewing tobacco cause gene mutations? Which mutations are most common?

Does smoking or chewing tobacco cause gene mutations? Which mutations are most common?

Yes: It is thought that there are two mutations necessary to develop squamous cell head and neck cancer, one of which is p53. I'm not certain about gene mutations in other tobacco related cancers or diseases. ...Read more

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Will chewing tobacco cause your lip to look like it's uneven while smiling in a picture?

Possible: If there is a extensive leukoplakia. In 97% potentially precancerous oral lesions (leukoplakia) caused by chewing tobacco. Unfortunately, many people belief that chewing tobacco it is a 'healthier alternative' to smoking cigarettes. It is a fact that long-term smokeless tobacco use is a risk for oral cancer. Take care. ...Read more

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Can chewing tobacco cause a squamous cell carcinoma?

Definitely: Smokeless is absolutely a risk factor in the development of squamous cell carcinoma of the mouth, gums and jaw. ...Read more

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Can HPV itself cause cancer in penis and oropharynx or do the other risk factors need to be met. Like collection of smegma, smoking chewing tobacco etc?

Can HPV itself cause cancer in penis and oropharynx or do the other risk factors need to be met. Like collection of smegma, smoking chewing tobacco etc?

Synergy: Having more than one risk factor usually raises cancer risk a lot more than just adding up the odds. For penis cancer, HPV plus lack of circumcision is the usual combination of risk factors. For oropharyngeal, the risk is more additive, according to this:

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/27197530 ...Read more

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I understand that chewing tobacco is a cause of mouth cancer, but can use of methamphetamine also cause cancer in the mouth?

I understand that chewing tobacco is a cause of mouth cancer, but can use of methamphetamine also cause cancer in the mouth?

Short answer is yes.: Any irritant consistently applied to tissue can cause premalignant lesions that can later turn malignant. If you are abusing methamphetamines, then other systemic health problems may also ensue that are just as serious! Please call your physician, dentist or drug help line for help as soon as possible! Don't ruin your life! ...Read more

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I am 21 years old, I just left chewing tobacco 21 days ago, after I've seen white patches along with a red little sore type blood blister, I also went to few doctors they told me its somewhat like leuokplakia can you tell me is it any dangerous? Cause th

LEUKOPLAKIA: LEUKOPLAKIA, THICKENED WHITISH PATCHES IN THE MOUTH, IS OFTEN DIAGNOSED BY YOUR DENTIST.
THIS DISORDER MANIFESTS ITSELF ON THE GUMS, INSIDE OF THE CHEEKS, TONGUE, BOTTOM OF THE MOUTH.
OCCURS IN PEOPLE WHO CHEW TOBACCO AND IN PEOPLE WHO DRINK A LOT OF ALCOHOL.
THIS IS A PRECANCEROUS CONDITION AND IF YOU SUSPECT YOU HAVE IT, YOU SHOULD SEE YOUR DENTIST OR YOUR DERMATOLOGIST SOON. ...Read more

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Looking for tips on how to stop using chewing tobacco. Psychologists as well as m.D.S, please advise.?

Looking for tips on how to stop using chewing tobacco. Psychologists as well as m.D.S, please advise.?

Nicotine gum: May help. Nicotine patches could also help if you find something else non-nicotine to keep in your mouth (like regular sugarless gum). Use the 1-800 -quit-now support line if you need help. Go to the dentist and get a good oral exam on a regular basis to rule out any signs of oral cancer. You are smart to quit now. Best of luck to you and stay well! ...Read more

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How risky is chewing tobacco in smaller amounts?

How risky is chewing tobacco in smaller amounts?

Can be very serious: Tobacco, even smoking tobacco is a known carcinogen and can cause cancer. There may or may not be less of a risk if you use it infrequently or in smaller amounts, but there is a risk. Why take that chance? I suggest that you stop using it altogether! Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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What are the symtoms I will have when chewing tobacco?

Unfortunately, None: Unfortunately, you won't have any symptoms from chewing tobacco until you have advancing oral cancer. You will see some visual changes to your lip and gums, but you won't have any change in feeling or sensation until it's too late. Most deadly conditions don't have symptoms in the early stages, which is why many of them are found late in their development. Tobacco is a habit you can live without! ...Read more

Snuff (Definition)

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more