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How soon after quitting smoking will the shortness of breath go away?

How soon after quitting smoking will the shortness of breath go away?

Varies: It depends on a lot of things. How long you have been smoking, whether there is a lot of acute inflammation or infection, what the exact factors are in the shortness of breath, are all factors that could influence the result. Unless there has been a lot of irreversible damage to the lungs, you should eventually note improvement. For sure, stopping smoking is your best chance to improve. ...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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Does shortness of breath go away after quitting smoking?

Does shortness of breath go away after quitting smoking?

Smoking : If severe irreversible lung damage hasn't been caused by the smoking, then shortness of breath may improve with quitting smoking. ...Read more

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How quickly following quitting smoking does the shortness of breath go away?

How quickly following quitting smoking does the shortness of breath go away?

Smoking: Depends on what problems the smoking has caused, if its caused irreversible lung damage the symtpoms won't go away, if the lung changes are reversible some will be quick others could take months. ...Read more

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Does quitting smoking result in shortness of breath im 49 and haven't smoked for 4 or 5 days now?

Does quitting smoking result in shortness of breath im 49 and haven't smoked for 4 or 5 days now?

It can: The toxins in tobacco paralyse the cilia (whiplike hairs) in your respiratory tract. When you stop smoking, the cilia start working again by whipping junk out of your lungs and airway. As a result you may be coughing and bringing up mucus. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has had strong shortness of breath after quitting smoking for 2 weeks?

Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has had strong shortness of breath after quitting smoking for 2 weeks?

Should get better: But it is common for cough and sputum production to increase after stopping smoking, because your lungs are now able to clean themselves out from the crud you have been putting down there. The coughing can feel like shortness of breath. Don"t start again because of this. You will feel better and better after a few weeks, and the health effects will be the best thing you can do for yourself. ...Read more

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Is it common to be short of breath and have excessive mucus production even two months after quitting smoking?

Is it common to be short of breath and have excessive mucus production even two months after quitting smoking?

Yes: It all depends on how long you smoked and if you already have chronic bronchitis ( which is a form of copd) . To evaluate that you may need full pulmonary function test. Remember when you quit smoking, inflammation that the smoking triggered does not quit right away ...Read more

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I've recently quit smoking two months ago. I have shortness of breath daily. I am 31 years old and smoked fifteen years. Will the feeling go away?

I've recently quit smoking two months ago. I have shortness of breath daily. I am 31 years old and smoked  fifteen years. Will the feeling go away?

Seek another cause: At your age and having stopped smoking (congratulations), you should not be short of breath and your having smoked is not the cause. You need to get a good physical exam focused on your heart as well as your lungs. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath after stop smoking ever go away?

Shortness of breath after stop smoking ever go away?

smoking: If you haven't smoked long enough to get permanent damage to the lungs, the shortness of breath can go away. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more


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Quitting Smoking (Definition)

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