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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Can you use expired nicotine gum?

Can you use expired nicotine gum?

Yes: Most expiration dates are not all that accurate. It is not like a medicine is fine one day and the next day it suddenly goes bad. If it's just a few months past the expiration date it's probably perfectly fine. If it is way past it may not be quite as potent as it once was but it will not be dangerous. Try it and see.
It will certainly be WAY safer than smoking cigarettes, which are deadly poison! ...Read more

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How does nicotine gum compare to smoking?

How does nicotine gum compare to smoking?

Gum vs. Cig: Nicotine gum does not have all of the cigarette chemicals. Here is a list - http://www. Lung. Org/stop-smoking/about-smoking/facts-figures/whats-in-a-cigarette. Html. ...Read more

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Nicotine gum, are there any side effects?

Nicotine gum, are there any side effects?

A few: The nicotine can cause stomach upset, heartburn and reflux esophagitis, especially in higher doses, and very high doses of nicotine can cause nausea, vomiting and worse, but this rarely, if ever happens with the gum, lozenges or patches. The gum is very thick and hard to chew, and can cause TMJ (jaw) pain, pull out loose fillings and even teeth, so that lozenges are my preferred recommendation. ...Read more

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How can nicotine gum affect a non-smokers lungs?

How can nicotine gum affect a non-smokers lungs?

No lung effect ofGum: Nicotine gum has no effect on the lungs of the person chewing it. It is, however, addictive. People who quit smoking by chewing nicotine gum will still need to go through withdrawal from the nicotine at some point. ...Read more

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I'm addicted to nicotine gum should I be worried?

I'm addicted to nicotine gum should I be worried?

Not particularly: Since it is far better than being dependent on the nicotine in tobacco, which comes with organic agents, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and assorted other poisons. The gum is not great for your jaw and teeth, and can cause TMJ pain and pull out fillings. I would recommend switching to lozenges, or better yet, go to an equivalent dose patch (14-21 mg) for a week then cut back for 1-2 weeks ; stop. ...Read more

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Can you take nicorette (nicotine gum) and nitro-dur?

I suppose: One would expect that a patient needing nitrates would be more likely to have complications from any nicotine compound which would promote vasospasm. However, if the choice were nicorette (nicotine gum) vs. Cigarettes, I would prefer the nicorette (nicotine gum). ...Read more

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Is it ok to use nicotine gum with paxil (paroxetine)?

Yes: There are no contraindications between nicotine replacement therapy and any antidepressant. Hope you are successful with your quit efforts. I generally recommend the use of skin patches, which provide more even levels of nicotine, and then use gum or lozenges only for breakthrough craving, but gum or lozenges alone can work too. ...Read more

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Could you take nicorette (nicotine gum) with nitro-dur?

Yes: For a long while, the manufacturers put on their package insert that people with heart disease shouldn't use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). However, it is entirely clear that the greatest risk to health in people with heart disease is continued tobacco smoking, and NRT is clearly safest. What I would NOT do is have a cigarette anywhere near using a nicotine patch or gum. Good luck quitting. ...Read more

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How to withdraw from or avoid addiction to nicotine gum?

Reducing the amount: Over time, you can reduce the dosage of nicotine that you use daily. What you are describing is physical dependence and not addiction which has multiple negative factors associated with use such as criminal activity, irresponsibility, harm to others as well as yourself, etc. You might also want to consider Chantix which works to replace nicotine in your nervous system and reduce withdrawal symptoms, . ...Read more

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I am addicted to nicotine gum should I be worried? Is this bad?

It depends: Long term nicotine use has relatively few risks compared to long term tobacco use. Some patients actually live longer if they are continued on nicotine replacement. It is the exposure to tobacco which is particularly risky. I prefer the nicotine patch because it allows ongoing nicotine use while helping extinguish the "self medicating" pattern o f addiction. ...Read more

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Can a child get severely sick if he swallows a nicotine gum tablet?

Maybe: Depends on the dose that is ingested and the size of the child. Having said that, children who ingest only one dose are unlikely to have any major issues or side effects. Still, any time a child ingests anything a caretaker should immediately call poison control to assess the situation and get recommendations. 1-800-222-1222. ...Read more

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And I'm using nicorette (nicotine gum) now. But it burns. Are these side effects for it?

And I'm using nicorette (nicotine gum) now. But it burns. Are these side effects for it?

Yes: A slight burning in the mouth is a normal side effect of nicorette (nicotine gum). It should decrease as the medicine is absorbed from the gum. ...Read more

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How long does nicotine gum stay in system? If being tested to work as cna in hospital. Thank you

How long does nicotine gum stay in system? If being tested to work as cna in hospital. Thank you

Depends on test: Half-life is the term for time only 1/2 remains - for nicotine it is 1-4 hrs (depends on many variables). Cotinine, which is what it becomes once inside humans has a half-life 7-40 hrs. So, if they look for that - it can be up to 80 hrs to be sure of being clear - if they know you are quitting, it might be they'd offer a re-test if you fail on that issue. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there any logical reason an alcoholic in early stages would also chew many pieces of nicotine gum daily?

Yes: 80-95 percent of alcoholics use nicotine, alcohol seeems to increase the pleasurable effects of nicotine. From a common sense and healthy choice nothing logical about it, nothing logical about being an alcoholic either though right? Addiction is continuing to do something despite it having negative consequences. Its a disease that requires treatment. Cancer is not logical either but happens. ...Read more

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I stopped smoking in first of january, using nicotine gum. But this week I always think about smoking, what to do. Please help! ?

Smoking cessation: Congratulations on having quit. It may take some time to get over the cravings. Try using the nicotine gum to get you through a rough period. Use carrot or celery sticks to simulate having a cigarette in your mouth/fingers. Your doctor might prescribe a course of Chantix to block the nicotine cravings if all else fails. Good luck with your endeavor. ...Read more

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I stopped smoking for a 3 month using nicotine gum but yesterday I couldn't handle it anymore, I bought a packet yesterday and I smoked, ?

I stopped smoking for a 3 month using nicotine gum but yesterday I couldn't handle it anymore, I bought a packet yesterday and I smoked, ?

Need willpower: Smoking is a personal choice. You must make decision to stop. 3 months off is total withdrawl. However you still remember habit part just like knowing how to ride a bike once learned. You learned smoking if stressed and that response kicked in. Stop again immediately and nextime stressed get your mind off the stress by doing some exercise or other enjoyable stress releiver, not smoking. ...Read more

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I'm a smoker & trying to quit. I was thinkin about trying nicorette (nicotine gum), (nicotine gum) seeing as how I have wellcare medicaid, I can get nicorette (nicotine gum) free. Good idea or not?

I'm a smoker & trying to quit. I was thinkin about trying nicorette (nicotine gum), (nicotine gum) seeing as how I have wellcare medicaid, I can get nicorette (nicotine gum) free. Good idea or not?

GREAT IDEA!: You're certainly on the right track! Quitting smoking is a terrific idea. Speak with your doctor about whether the gum is recommended for you. For some people the gum reduces withdrawal symptoms, including nicotine craving. So, it might be a good idea for you as you are getting through the beginning phase of quitting cigarettes and improving your health. Make a plan and go! ...Read more

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Why do smokers chew nicotine gum?

Ease witdrawal: It can help manage withdrawal symptoms and allow for a gradual taper of nicitine levels while braking the behavioral patterns associated w smoking. ...Read more

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How do I break a nicotine gum habit?

Nicotine gum: There is a particular plan for withdrawal that you need to follow, consult your doctor and tell her or him exactly how much you are using and your doctor can help you develop a plan to discontinue without causing undue discomfort. Best. ...Read more

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How does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum work?

Replaces nicotine: The real problem with nicotine is the delivery device. Cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco all can cause serious health problems due to the other ingredients in tobacco. By switching to nicorette (nicotine gum) you are only getting nicotine to help reduce the craving for it. Over time you can break the habit of smoking and reduce your dependence on nicotine. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is nicotine gum bad for you?

Not especially: At least in most people, and if used as directed. It is not really 'gum' in the usual sense - the stuff is thicker and more viscous than usual gum, so it's harder to chew, and TMJ (jaw) pain and headaches can happen, as well as the stuff pulling out loose fillings etc. I have had a few patients replace tobacco with gum, then not be able to quit the gum. I recommend skin patches in tapering doses. ...Read more

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Can you stay on nicotine gum for a long time?

Better than smoking: Nicotine gum does not increase your risk for cancer. But nicotine can increase your blood pressure. If you look at the big picture, it would be healthier choice to stay on nicotine gum instead of smoking though. Remember your support. Check out phone help at 1-800-quitnow, texting support, and more at www. Smokefree. Gov
congrats on making great changes! ...Read more

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What's a good nicorette (nicotine gum) schedule?

It depends: Try to establish a routine that helps you avoid cravings or symptoms of withdrawal. Every 2-4 hours while awake should do it. Some patients benefit from long term nicotine agonist therapy. ...Read more

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Do nicorette (nicotine gum) products work or not?

They help.: Nicotine replacement products have been shown in clinical studies to improve the rate of smoking cessation over quitting "cold turkey". Even better are combining support groups with nicotine replacement. This brings the sustained quit rates to 15-17%. Even better is the prescription drug Chantix which has the most success, but does have some side effects as well. ...Read more

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Is there a certain age you have to be to buy nicotine gum?

Is there a certain age you have to be to buy nicotine gum?

Depends where: In california, you must be 18 years old [if you're younger, talk with your doc and your parents]. Younger age limit in the uk. So. .. Depends on where you live. Congrats on making healthy changes. ...Read more

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Is it bad for you to be chewing nicotine gum all the time?

Nicotine addiction: Consider attending a meeting of nicotine anonymous. ...Read more

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How does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum work and does it really work?

How does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum work and does it really work?

One approach: We finally agree about the multiple dangers from the many chemicals in nicotine delivery systems.
Yes it really works;however it is not unusual that a multiple approach may be the right fit fot you.:please consult with your physician;medication, support groups, and more may be just what fits you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which is better nicorette (nicotine gum) patches or nicorette (nicotine gum)?

Depends: The patch provides the most sustained levels of nicotine and probably works best for most people. The nicorette (nicotine gum) gum can be successful as well, but most people don't chew enough pieces during the day to be effective. It really comes down to personal preference and tolerability. ...Read more

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How does nicorette (nicotine gum) patches compare to nicorette (nicotine gum)?

Depends: The patch provides the most sustained levels of nicotine and probably works best for most people. The nicorette (nicotine gum) gum can be successful as well, but most people don't chew enough pieces during the day to be effective. It really comes down to personal preference and tolerability. ...Read more

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Is nicotine gum still cancerous?

Actually there: Are numerous carcinogens in tobacco, but nicotine is *not* carcinogenic, it is just highly addictive. The idea of patches is that they taper the dose of nicotine to aid your dependence on it, until you stop...The craving is less. So, the nicorette/derm is safe, a bridge to lower your 'required' dose, and help you ditch the product. ...Read more

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Why can't you drink before using nicotine gum?

Not clear question: First, r u talking about drinking alcohol? How much alcohol? Is there a problem w/ alcohol? Are u wondering if alcohol will interfere with or reduce the effectiveness of the nicotine gum? Nicotine has been shown to speed clearance of alcohol, but using alcohol may counteract the nicotine patch by increasing your desire to smoke! ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to chewing nicotine gum?

A few: The nicotine can cause stomach upset, heartburn and reflux esophagitis, especially in higher doses, and very high doses of nicotine can cause nausea, vomiting and worse, but this rarely, if ever happens with the gum, lozenges or patches. The gum is very thick and hard to chew, and can cause TMJ (jaw) pain, pull out loose fillings and even teeth, so that lozenges are preferred (for me). ...Read more

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Nicotine gum: are ther eany side effects to chewing it?

There are dangers: With nicotine gum so it should be used carefully as any medication. I found this article for you to read describing side effects and possible dangers of nicotine gum: http://www. Ehow. Com/about_5084926_dangers-nicotine-gum. Html#page=2 good luck. You may want to try hypnosis which has no side effects or possible 2nday addictions involved. ...Read more

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Should I go cold turkey or take nicorette (nicotine gum)?

Should I go cold turkey or take nicorette (nicotine gum)?

Research is mixed: The research on this is mixed. The journal tobacco control indicates that nicotine gum or patches aren’t any more effective than going cold turkey over the long-term. Studies show some short-term effectiveness. Either way quitting is positive! My patients have liked this website for help in succeeding in kicking the habit:
http://www. Smokefree. Gov/. ...Read more

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