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How can you avoid constipation after quitting smoking?

How can you avoid constipation after quitting smoking?

Fiber and fluids: Increase the fibre in your diet along with fluids. Also eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies. ...Read more

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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


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Quitting smoking, noticed constipation increase and a hemorrhoid coming on. Taking miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily but not helping too much. Advice? I'm miserable?

Quitting smoking, noticed constipation increase and a hemorrhoid coming on.  Taking miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily but not helping too much.  Advice?  I'm miserable?

Stay active: The best cure is prevention. Once you have hemorrhoids the best advice is to minimize them. Do not sit on the toilet for long periods. Keep your stool soft, stay well hydrated. Hemrid has witch hazel, biliberry, and horse chestnut. If it is working well then you probably would not be asking this question on health tap. If your hemorrhoids are interfering with a normal life tell your doctor. ...Read more

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How long do withdrawals last after quitting smoking? I have stopped now for 45 days?

How long do withdrawals last after quitting smoking? I have stopped now for 45 days?

It should've stopped: I would expect the withdrawal to have stopped by now. What kind of symptoms are you having? ...Read more

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How long does cough last after quitting smoking?Quit week ago. Coughing up a lot of brown and clear phlegm

How long does cough last after quitting smoking?Quit week ago. Coughing up a lot of brown and clear phlegm

First of all: Congratulations on quitting! the cough could certainly last a few weeks while your lungs start to clear. If the cough persists for longer and is accompanied by any other symptoms you should see your doctor. Stay healthy! ...Read more

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Quitting smoking how long does dry throat last?

Quitting smoking how long does dry throat last?

Not long: Good job - quitting, of course! you may be experiencing withdrawal symptoms, which tend to vary a lot from person to person. Typically they last 4 weeks, can last more, but go away. Depending on how much you smoked, your 'cilia' cells in the throat or nasal passages may be waking up and working again! use sugar-free candy (causes more saliva) or gum. Stay smoke free! ...Read more

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Can quitting smoking cause IBS like symptoms (both diarrhea AND constipation few weeks after quitting)? And how long after should I see improvement?

Can quitting smoking cause IBS like symptoms  (both diarrhea AND constipation few weeks after quitting)? And how long after should I see improvement?

Nicotine: Stopping chronic nicotine use can definitely change your pattern of bm's leading to more sluggish bm's, but in your case you alternate sluggish with looser patterns of intestinal activity. Unless you can pinpoint certain foods or emotional factors which trigger symptoms, your bowel pattern should eventually normalize. ...Read more

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For what length of time do cravings last after quitting smoking?

For what length of time do cravings last after quitting smoking?

Indefinite`: Unfortunately the craving can last for ever. Only a steel will can rescue you and you might lose the craving by physical exercise and focusing your mind on work or hobby etc. ...Read more

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How much time the brown or black cough last after quitting smoking? And after how much time I should consult a doctor?

How much time the brown or black cough last after quitting smoking? 
And after how much time I should consult a doctor?

Can go on for weeks: There are tiny little hair cells on the respiratory epithelium whose job it is to push any accumulated mucus up the tract to where it is coughed out on a regular basis. Tobacco smoke stops these cells from working, so a lot of junk just accumulates lower down. When you stop smoking, they begin to work again, and cough can last several weeks or even a month or more. If cough goes on 2 m., see MD. ...Read more

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Can quitting smoking cause long term digestive problems?

Can quitting smoking cause long term digestive problems?

No: There is a small amount of evidence that some unusual bowel conditions may improve with smoking, but this is far outweighed by the mounds of evidence that prove that smoking cigarettes kills! quit! ...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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After about 40 days of quitting smoking cold turkey were is the body at as far as healing and how long more till your better mentally and physically.?

After about 40 days of quitting smoking cold turkey were is the body at as far as healing and how long more till your better mentally and physically.?

Awesome!: First, going cold turkey is formidable. Going 40 days without smoking is a huge step toward regaining health. The benefits start immediately and accrue each day. Physical deconditioning for any reason takes a toll. However, a person will gain stamina each day he/she walks and increases activity. Improved cognitive function follows. All of this reinforces the huge benefit of being away from toxins. ...Read more

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How long will I suffer side effects from quitting smoking?

How long will I suffer side effects from quitting smoking?

Variable: The most difficult effects are over within a week. Occasionally, patients will have sporadic cravings off and on for longer periods that lessen in intensity with time. ...Read more

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How long after quitting smoking will I stop craving nicotine?

How long after quitting smoking will I stop craving nicotine?

Varies: Typically, two weeks before your nicotine addiction is assuaged. However, psychological addiction can take longer to conquer. People have "drug dreams" with nicotine for years after cessation. Don't give in to cravings when they happen. Be resolved to stop smoking. See: ask for support http://health.Nih.Gov/topic/smokingcessation/from the nih website on smoke cessation. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to lose weight and exercise after quitting smoking?

How long should I wait to lose weight and exercise after quitting smoking?

Why wait at all: Go for it. It will help your Dopamine and make it easier to keep from relapsing. ...Read more

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How long after quitting smoking does it take your metabolism become normal?

Hours: Some effects gets hours but others will take months. There is a withdrawal from nicotine that causes significant changes & requires treatment. ...Read more

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I am quitting smoking. I need to know what to do about the withdrawals. I didn't realize they were as bad as they are until i ask how long it takes to?

I am quitting smoking. I need to know what to do about the withdrawals. I didn't realize they were as bad as they are until i ask how long it takes to?

It veries: Different people approach stopping smoking differently. It feels rough and can last different amount of time for each person. You can try having a half of smoke when it gets bad but then cut that out when you can. It should get easier in a few weeks, but it depends on your approach. ...Read more

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How long after quitting smoking cigarettes will i notice a difference in peripheral nerves?

How long after quitting smoking cigarettes will i notice a difference in peripheral nerves?

Unclear: Smoking is not related to peripheral nerve injury. Blood vessel constriction can occur causing pain and discoloration of the hands and fingers and improves with smoking cessation. True peripheral neuropathy is not related to tobacco abuse and other causes should be investigated ...Read more

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