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Does Quitting Smoking Bring On Episodes Of Svt
No.: Smoking increases your risk of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, or psvt (sudden-onset svt). Quitting smoking would decrease your risk for most smoking-related conditions gradually, so you will still be at risk for a while after you quit. Drugs, caffeine, alcohol, and abnormal pathways in the heart's conductive tissue (ie. Bundle of kent) can also predispose you to svt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
29 F. SVT&PVC since Dec. 2014. I take metoprolol 25mg/day. Dr. Wants to put me on wellbutrin (bupropion) 2 a day 150mg for smoking cessation. Interactions?
Smoking: It is a good way to start. It is hard to say whether permanent damage to your vessels has already occurred but there is only one way to find out. It will also improve your general health. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Many cases of decreased sexual potency, erectile dysfunction, anorgasmia and decreased libido, in both men and women, are caused by smoking's vascular effects on reducing blood flow to the pelvic organs and elsewhere. Smoking cessation could improve this. However, see your doctor to explore other causes as well if it does not improve. Good luck with quitting - it is worth it for many reasons. ...Read more
Harness your rage: Other people will tell you things that may help -- i'll tell you to resolve not to give one more penny to those despicable people who got you addicted in the first place by their vile advertising. Every time you smoke, you reward the tobacco company ceo's. As the jedi emperor said, "use your hate." just this once, you have a good reason. ...Read more
Be angry at it: The nih has a wonderful website with many resources for smokers who want to stop. Visit it to see if it can help you. Your doctor plays an important role in supporting you and helping with medications if necessary. See http://health.Nih.Gov/topic/smokingcessation or http://www.Surgeongeneral.Gov/initiatives/tobacco/index.Html. ...Read more
Good of you to ask..: Having urges and cravings for nicotine confirm that you were addicted. The best way to minimize physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms is to gradually reduce the amount of the drug you are taking. The best way for you to do this is with nicotine replacement therapy, such as the patches that provide a constant low dose in three strengths that you can taper down over 1-2 weeks each. ...Read more
Person dependent: I love helping people stop smoking! there is no single effective plan for everyone though. First we need to talk about your habits, what you've tried before, mood/ behavior tendencies, how much nicotine you use, etc. Etc. Most of the time a combination of techniques is best! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Work with your Docto: There are many ways to quit smoking from goig cold turkey to therapy to nicotine replacement and other drugs like zyban (bupropion) and chantix most people who have smoked over long time and are serious about quiting the best way in my opinion is to work with your health care provider, who knows your history and can motivate you and recommend the best regimen which will work for you.It could be referal or rx. ...Read more
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