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Doctor insights on: Does Nicotine Addiction Cause Intrauterine Growth Restriction

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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Baby measured 2 days smaller on anatomy scan @ 20 weeks. How can avoid intrauterine growth restriction? Diet is not too varied but i eat healthily.

Baby measured 2 days smaller on anatomy scan @ 20 weeks. How can avoid intrauterine growth restriction? Diet is not too varied but i eat healthily.

Consult with OB-GYN: Not knowing more about you it's very important that you talk about this finding with your ob-gyn for the sake of your baby and your emotional state of mind. You only want the best for this baby and your want to do everything to insure a healthy child is born. ...Read more

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What causes nicotine addiction?

What causes nicotine addiction?

RECEPTOR ATTACHMENT: The drugs that can lead to addiction and abuse are the ones that have a very immediate effect on how you feel. So there is a link between the drug and euphoria or sedation or relaxation etc. The quicker this happens the more potential for addiction like smoking is very rapid absorption into the bloodstream through the lungs. The effects are short lasting however and so you have to smoke again. ...Read more

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Why is the alpha-5 nicotinic receptor linked to nicotine addiction?

In Bronchial Epithel: Very interesting question, regarding nicotine related damage to bronchial epithelia cell BEC. Nic decreased the relative numbers of alpha 5-containing nAChRs, suggesting a role for receptor desensitization. This was demonstrated by biphasic increase in the concentrations of intracellular calcium ([Ca++]i) in response to activation of the channel by Nicotine and damage to delicate cell lining. ...Read more

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Will I acquire a nicotine addiction if I smoke cigarillos without inhaling?

Will I acquire a nicotine addiction if I smoke cigarillos without inhaling?

Yes: Nicotine is absorbed through the skin and mucosal lining of the nose and mouth or in the lungs (through inhalation). The nicotine in your cigarillos is absorbed more slowly through the mucosal membranes of your mouth. Smoking accounts for 90% of lung cancer cases in the U.S., and about 38, 000 deaths per year can be attributed to secondhand smoke. ...Read more

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I have adderall, xanax, (alprazolam) alcohol, and nicotine addiction - how best to quit?

I have adderall, xanax, (alprazolam) alcohol, and nicotine addiction - how best to quit?

Multiple addictions: To begin with you mentioned two legitimate therapeutic drugs and then two social drugs that you're addicted to. Booze ; nicotine are both serious addictions but both have very different approaches. Too much to go into here. Adderall and xanax (alprazolam) are very different drugs. If they're being prescribed legitimately you need to talk to your doctor and be honest. Good luck again much too much cover. ...Read more

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How long would it take to get over a nicotine addiction?

How long would it take to get over a nicotine addiction?

Start now: Nicotine is a formidable addiction tthat can be conquered one day at a time. The physical withdrawal takes a few days to a couple of weeks while the psychological can be much longer. The important thing is to get a plan and start. Talk to people who quit for support. ...Read more

Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
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Nicotine Addiction (Definition)

Nicotine addiction is a condition where there is a dependency on nicotine, the active substance of tobacco and cigarettes. The absence of this ...Read more


Nicotine (Definition)

Nicotine is a stimulant drug found in cigarettes and is the ...Read more