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Does Nicotine Lozenges Affect Blood Sugar
The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more
70-99mg/dl fasting: Normal blood sugars are between 70-100mg/dl when you are in a fasting state (at least 8hrs). Diabetes is present when the number hits 126mg/dl in the fasting state. When the sugars fall in between these ranges (100-125), this would be considered impaired fasting glucose or pre-diabetes (borderline diabetes). ...Read more
I smoke rarely, every few days I would have one. Would I be able to keep a good blood glucose/sugar level if I just have just one cigarette?
Your blood: Sugar depends upon thousands of things, most of which you cannot control. You can, however, control diet, exercise, risk factors, medication, monitoring, glucose control etc. Smoking is one of those thing you an also control. It's not up to me to tell you how much you can get away with before you have trouble, because it's impossible to state with certainty. Your choice. I can't give permission. ...Read more
Age29.weight 110. my blood glucose fasting should be 74-106 but report is 109.so is it ok or I have sugar. And if it is not good then is it curabable?
Is it true that 5 grams of table sugar will not raise your blood glucose level? (Assuming nothing else consumed with it--just the 5 g of sugar)
What is making my vision blur? Its worse when I eat sugar or blood glucose goes below 5.0mmol but is sometimes blurred when glucose level is good. Idea
Fluctuating glucose: Patients with fluctuating blood sugar levels often have fluctuations in vision. It could be simply that, something like latent hyperopia and need for glasses, or something more serious. You need a good eye exam to diagnose. Diabetics need to be seen annually at the least. ...Read more
Heartburn mainly: Too much nicotine can make you sick - nausea, vomiting, stomach upset and heartburn are common. Very high doses of nicotine can cause many more problems, including heart arrhythmias and death. People generally don't need more than 1 lozenge (2mg) per 2 cigarettes that they smoked. I hope you are successful in quitting and congrats on making a good choice, but don't overdo it. ...Read more
Ask your Dr: Trust your Dr on any interactions. The treatment of patients is most effective when the Dr knows about all the things going on in and around their patients. They usually are so happy to have you quit tobacco that they'll help in any way possible! ...Read more
Flushing out your blood can drinking lots of water flush out nicotine and other toxins from your blood?
NO: Detoxes, flushing, cleanses - whatever you want to call them - are of no proven value to human health, and may be hazardous to health as well. The body, including the GI tract, liver and kidneys, do a perfectly adequate job in getting rid of all the toxins we need to get rid of. Lots of people make lots of money off these detoxes etc., and you are doing yourself no favor by buying into it. ...Read more
How much time is nicotine detectable in the human body through blood tests. Urgently need to know! Help me?
3-4 days: And that is in a regular smoker. If someone smokes only a few cigarettes a day, the cotinine may only be detectable for 1-2 days. ...Read more
Could long term nicotine lozenge usage cause tinnitus? (4mg lozenges, 5-8 times per day for about 1.5 years)
Maybe but not on lis: It is not on the list the causes of tinnitus, or on the side effect list of nicotine lozenges. But the tinnitus is very common and can be present for many reasons but often we don't find a specific reason. You need to have a full tinnitus evaluation and possibly an MRI of the brain ...Read more
Supposing that chantix can help you with nicotine addition, why shouldn't it work for sugar addiction?
Addiction=addiction: Unfortunately is not the case. Chantix works on a specific nicotine receptor, and sugar does not have receptors - it works to increase Dopamine in parts of the brain associated with pleasure. Chantix interesting has been found to help some alcohol drinkers drink less, but does not work for other addictions (cocaine, heroin etc). ...Read more
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