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Doctor insights on: Food That Will Heal Your Lungs From Smoke Damage

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Smoke weed for 30years feel great what foods should I eat for my lungs.?

Smoke weed for 30years feel great what foods should I eat for my lungs.?

Lung food...: There are no "lung strengthening" foods. Quitting smoking (smoke harms the lungs) will improve your long term health more than any other action you take. Marihuana smoke is denser than tobacco smoke and may lead to a higher risk of copd. While you may feel great today, you will regret not quitting sooner than you think.... ...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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My stomach hurts after I smoke I feel my lungs is it cuz I just started smoking ? I usually don't eat much food May that be part of it?

My stomach hurts after I smoke I feel my lungs is it cuz I just started smoking ? I usually don't eat much food May that be part of it?

Quit smoking while: you are ahead. Tobacco will cause more problems if you continue smoking. Quit now. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How bad are my lungs damage and will they heal and how long if i only smoked 3 packes or less in my hole life im 20 y.o & just quit 2 day im health to?

How bad are my lungs damage and will they heal and how long if i only smoked 3 packes or less in my hole life im 20 y.o & just quit 2 day im health to?

Congrats!: Matt, congratulations on quitting!. This is the single most important thing you could do for your health. The good news is that with that degree of smoking you have a very good chance of still having very healthy lungs. The bad news is that "staying quit" can be very hard, and although it is extremely important, you have to guard against relapses. Keep up the good work. ...Read more

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I used meth and smoked for 20 years. I'm wondering if my lungs will heal from that and how much damage i actually did?

I used meth and smoked for 20 years.  I'm wondering if my lungs will heal from that and how much damage i actually did?

No crystal ball...: Using crystal meth probably causes more damage to the brain than lungs and some studies suggest significant psychological/mental or cognitive impairment and higher risk for dementia. Smoking cigarettes is the #1 cause of lung cancer, but COPD (chronic obstructive lung disease) causes much more disability/lower quality of life. Quantity and duration of use influence risk. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 38 years old. I have smoked since i was 18 years oldand i quit smoking one day ago. Chantix helped me stop but is it too late for my lungs to heal?

I am 38 years old. I have smoked since i was 18 years oldand i quit smoking one day ago. Chantix helped me stop but is it too late for my lungs to heal?

Not too late!: Congratulations! our bodies have a remarkable ability to heal. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables (ideally organic) will help speed the healing process. A good multivitamin may help as well. Here is a good timetable of the healing process after one quits: http://whyquit.Com/whyquit/a_benefits_time_table.Html. ...Read more

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Could food get stuck in my lungs?

Could food get stuck in my lungs?

Yes.: Technical name is aspiration. One may choke involuntary or because of a pre-existing condition such as a stroke. Normally our cough reflex will clear the airway. Sometimes a bronchoscopy may need to be done is food is "stuck". Chest xray may help but not all foreign bodies able to be seen on a cxr. ...Read more

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