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Laser Therapy Quit Smoking
Quitting smoking is the single most important decision smokers can make to improve their health. Preparing a quit-smoking plan and enlisting support from your doctor and your loved ones can greatly improve your chances of success. Your doctor can help you decide if over-the-counter or prescription medications can help. Pick a quit day a few weeks ahead and put it on your calendar. Plan how you're going deal with situations that make you want to smoke. Take advantage of support from family, friends, and co-workers, and consider joining a smoking cessation program so that you don't ...Read more
NOT RELIABLY?: I must confess i had never even heard of the laser treatment i had to look it up! i think that there are many other more reliable methods like the nicoderm patch, gum, and best is chantix. Other than the cost, laser and hypnosis should not cause harm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NO- but it may help: No single treatment can "make" you quit smoking except for your own inner resolve. Cold laser may reduce cravings for tobacco and ease withdrawal symptoms, but should be used in conjunction with other strategies which can include acupuncture, herbs, supplements, eft (www.Eftuniverse.Com/) etc. See www.Wellsphere.Com/general-medicine-article/cold-laser-for-smoking-cessation-fact-or-crap/523149. ...Read more
CBT: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. ...Read more
Quit smoking 6wks ago. At 4 weeks asthma got better. No treatments needed for a week. Now asthma is worse again. Need treatment every day. Why?
Don't. Know. Why: Smoking does not cause asthma but can worsen it. Smoking causes copd. Asthma is inflammatory disease. You need to use. Inhaled steroid on regular basis to prevent flare up. . Other. Allergens and irritants need to be avoided to keep asthma under control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more
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