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Doctor insights on: Does Running After Quitting Smoking Improve Lung Recovery

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Quitting smoking, will my lungs repair themselves over time?

No Butts: Yes, depending on the amount and length exposure (pack years = packs of cigarettes smoked daily divided by the amount of years smoked). Research has shown that lungs of x-smokers are indistinguishable from those of non-smokers 10-15 years after one has quit smoking. The body has the tendency to heal itself. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Is there a way to rebuild and heal my lungs fast after quitting smoking?

Is there a way to rebuild and heal my lungs fast after quitting smoking?

Natural healing: Takes a long time if there is no permanent damage. The body is a self healing machine. The only thing you can do is attend to a good diet and lifestyle and wait for healing to occur. ...Read more

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Does vaping slow down the healing process of the lungs after quitting smoking?

Does vaping slow down the healing process of the lungs after quitting smoking?

YES: The most likely answer truly is yes as anything that is inhaled will be an irritant to the lungs. With vaping it is unclear as to what the chemicals are in the vaping materiel. Do your lungs a favor and give them a break and do not vape or smoke. ...Read more

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After quitting smoking, are there vitamins to aid in lung repair?

After quitting smoking, are there vitamins to aid in lung repair?

Congratulations!!: Now that you have taken your first steps on the road to a healthier life, your lungs will naturally heal themselves. The best ways you can help them to do this are to continue to not smoke, to eat a good and balanced diet, to sleep well, and to begin an exercise program. The more you do for your overall health, the better able to heal your lungs will be. There are no magic pills. ...Read more

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What is the process your body starts to remove all tar ftom lungs after quitting smoking?

What is the process your body starts to remove all tar ftom lungs after quitting smoking?

Pulmonary: Macrophages digest and eliminate most of the residual tar and chemicals. Mucus cells also produce mucus to carry out the debris for
expectoration. ...Read more

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Quitting smoking and lung cancer risk reduction?

Quitting smoking and lung cancer risk reduction?

Yes: Quit smoking
risk of lung cancer and several other life threatening conditions go down.
One's breath and clothes smell better also!
think of the $$$$ /saved. ...Read more

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Quitting smoking and lung cancer risk reduction. What are the odds?

Quitting smoking and lung cancer risk reduction. What are the odds?

Better: Quitting improves them. Work with family physician towards comprehensive wellness. It's important to understand there are numerous disease that smoking will increase risk. Per lung cancer, there are some online resources to help calculate risk: http://goo. Gl/divhj and http://goo. Gl/r9ita. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for your body/lungs to heal after quitting smoking?

6 month: While some parts of the lungs may heal from the damage caused by smoking, much of the damage is permanent and will leave smokers (and quitters) at an increased risk for a range of health problems. ...Read more

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What can I do to clear out my lungs and make them strong again after quitting smoking 6 weeks ago?

What can I do to clear out my lungs and make them strong again after quitting smoking 6 weeks ago?

Don't Smoke and: 1congratulation that was the first step and no matter what do not start smoking again ang give your lung to heal, your lung funstion will improve by itself by30% in1 to3 months
2incorporate eexercise in your daily activities, aerobic exercises, breathing exercises, daily for30 minutes
3 proper nutrition and supplements with omega3, vitc, d may be beneficial by helping reduce inflammation
good luck. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chest pain after quitting smoking!?

What do you advise if I have chest pain after quitting smoking!?

ChstPain/smokingquit: More info is needed. How long after qitting smoking? How severe and how long is the pain? Is there heaviness in the chest? Is there shortness of breath? Are you more anxiouosa? There are more questions needing answers. You need to check with your doctor as to possible other cases. ...Read more

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Can uncomfortable chest pain be normal after quitting smoking?

Can uncomfortable chest pain be normal after quitting smoking?

Possibly: Anxiety can cause excess cortisol, os adrenaline secretion which can cause a number of symptoms, including dizziness, lightheadedness, rapid heart beat palpitations, chestpain, headaches, etc. Try calming yourself down by concentrating on slowing down your breathing over a few minutes if this doesn't help, see your primary provider for further evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chest pains after quitting smoking!?

What do you advise if I have chest pains after quitting smoking!?

ChstPain/smokingquit: More info is needed. How long after quitting smoking? How severe and how long is the pain? Is there heaviness in the chest? Is there shortness of breath? Are you more anxious? There are more questions needing answers. You need to check with your doctor as to possible other cases. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about fast heart beat and chest pain from quitting smoking?

Should I be concerned about fast heart beat and chest pain from quitting smoking?

Possibly: Anxiety can cause excess cortisol, os adrenaline secretion which can cause a number of symptoms, including dizziness, lightheadedness, rapid heart beat palpitations, chestpain, headaches, etc. Try calming yourself down by concentrating on slowing down your breathing over a few minutes if this doesn't help, see your primary provider for further evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Frequent shortness breathing, occasional chest pains, dextrochardia condition, no cough, no phlegm, quitting smoking, have many work deadlines, age 31?

See doctor: The dextrocardia has nothing to do with it. I suspect that your problem is likely from anxiety but it won't hurt to get a doctor to check you out. ...Read more

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Why am I having chest pains after quitting smoking?

Why am I having chest pains after quitting smoking?

Is there cough: Often after quitting smoking there is an increase of coughing, rebound effect, that would case chest pain. ...Read more

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Quitting smoking at 40 aft 26 years @ 1/2 pack day Clear chest CT and pulm func test 1 yr ago Looking for positive words on benefit of quitting now?

Quitting smoking at 40 aft 26 years @ 1/2 pack day Clear chest CT and pulm func test 1 yr ago Looking for positive words on benefit of quitting now?

Smoking: First congratulations on stoping smoking!! It seems your studies are good they may deteriorate slightly due to the previous smoking but that's where is stops, You have prevented any further damage that would have occurred and some of the above mentioned possible damage may resolve. Again GOOD FOR YOU!! ...Read more

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Does running help clear lungs when you quit smoking?

Does running help clear lungs when you quit smoking?

Yes! Just Do It!: If you've quit tobacco, you have already begun to be healthier. Your smell and taste, your breathing and circulation get stronger. Exercise can help in several ways. First, can help combat any withdrawal symptoms - cravings, etc. - that many get after quitting. Second, exercise works to avoid cravings for high calorie foods and possible weight gain. Also, it helps improve your fitness. Get going! ...Read more

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Will quitting smoking help improve my sperm and chances of conception? Please help me docs!

Will quitting smoking help improve my sperm and chances of conception? Please help me docs!

Not sure how to: Respond, since you are listed as a 46 year old woman. Smoking does impair sperm morphology, motility and does decrease chances of conception. Stopping improves all the above, plus the likelihood that you might be alive to see your child graduate high school or college, get married etc. For your sake and theirs, get help in stopping. ...Read more

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Please describe the ways to improve face skin after quitting smoking?

Congratulations: Smoking cessation is the best first step! Now you can rejuvenate the skin with a facial, peel, microdermabrasion or laser resurfacing treatment to exfoliate the dried outer layer and encourage fresh new skin growth. Make sure to include a moisturizer, sun protection (spf 30 or more) and avoid both first and second hand smoke. Work with an aesthetician to develop a good skin care plan! Good luck. ...Read more

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Will quitting smoking help improve my sperm count and chances of conception?

Will quitting smoking help improve my sperm count and chances of conception?

Very likely: Tipically yes, it is absolutely a good thought! Since smoking provenly is one of the most frequent (and obviously one of the most reversible) factors affecting motility, sperm count and possibly even abnormal morphology. It definitely can not hurt, and it is advisable, regardless! ...Read more

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I quit smoking 2 months ago and have recently started running. I've been experiencing slight but continuous chest pain. Should I be worried? Thanks!

I quit smoking 2 months ago and have recently started running. I've been experiencing slight but continuous chest pain. Should I be worried? Thanks!

Possibly-don't panic: At 24 you are young for concern, but any chest pain, espec in a smoker, should be eval at least clinically. Simply more hx could poss allow for a more definitive answer. Some people do experience a worsening of sx's shortly after quitting smoking as the lungs start to clear some of the toxins. Cont pain is a actually a little reassuring, if it was a heart prob by now it would likely be obvious. ...Read more

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Vitamin A can help to rebuild the lungs after smoking cessation?

Does not: Sorry have to say that Vit A does not rebuild lungs. Congratulations for stopping to smoke. Risk associated with smoking are reduced over time after smoking cessation. Most important is never to smoke again. Thanks. ...Read more

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How effective is smoking cessation for treating lung cancer?

How effective is smoking cessation for treating lung cancer?

It's not: NO cancer will go away simply because the person stopped smoking. It still requires chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery, and sometimes all 3. However, in those who do NOT stop smoking after diagnosis, the chances of success are much less than in those who do stop (almost twice the success rate in quitters). If this is you or a loved one, a cessation program and medication are warranted. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Giannone
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Smoking Cessation (Definition)

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


Dr. David Brouwer
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Quitting Smoking (Definition)

Quitting smoking is the process of discontinuing the use ...Read more