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Lungs After Smoking For 2 Years
I`m 30 years old and one kidney from 23 years ago and smoke marijuana.
It is very negative for the kidney smoking marijuana?
No: We would have found this by now. If you choose to use this familiar recreational intoxicant that makes folks silly, do it safely and don't drive a motor vehicle. This is not the place to discuss public policy, though I am not aware of any serious commentator in the medical community who has supported our draconian laws against cannabis since I started reading in the 1960's. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
Quit smoking 14 years ago. Slight dry cough 2 months, up back pain.2xrays, bloods, lung function test. All fine.Seen specialist who suspect asthma. Lc?
Gave up smoking cuz chest got so tight. Been dealing with pains since quit, no smoke for 2 yrs. Smoked 2 days ago. Couldn't breathe, gasping for air?
26 years old. Trying to quit smoking. At my young age, is all damage ive done to heart and lungs completely 100% reversible? Very light smoker
Yes: When you quit smoking you will enjoy reversal of all of the consequences of smoking and will find that with more energy and better breathing you will be able to exercise, enjoy a healthy diet, have better thinking and an improved mood overall. After taking this courageous step, you will find having a healthy lifestyle quite easy. Congratulations. ...Read more
Quit smoking cigs after 4 pack years. Still smoke alot of marijuana and have for 7 years. Chances i have lung cancer? Should i get a chest xray or no?
Lung CA &chest xray: Well first of all please stop smoking tob and do not start again. MJ can have real adverse effects as well. Having been a doc for nearly 25 years I can tell you over time it will fry your brain. CXR for lung cancer has not been shown to help find it early. CT scans can find it before you have symptoms but it finds lots of things that aren't cancer too. Re;only for heavy smokers ...Read more
Quit smoking dec. 2012. Had a few cigs in between. Total pack years is 23. What are my risks of lung cancer in my 40's? 50's?60's? Currently have wheezing, 3yrs ago pulm. Told me have early emphysema.
For someone who has smoked tobacco 5 times in the last 2-3 months, and smoked weed 2 months ago, how long until their urine sample is clean?
Now: Should be clear by now. You can do over the counter test to confirm. ...Read more
Difficult to predict: It is good that you are quitting smoking. It takes a while for the body to recover from the damage of tobacco and your risk will be lower due to quitting than it would be otherwise. I wish you the best in your effort to quit use of tobacco. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quit smoking 2 weeks ago cold turkey. After 26 yrs. The last few days I have body aches and can't take deep breaths. Is this normal?
Still coughing 2 weeks after sinus infection/bronchitis. Trying to quit smoking. Worried/scared of copd?
Silver linings: Sometimes it takes feeling ill to help people really get serious about quitting. If so, it's doing you a favor. 34 is not too old to have the changes you make be very significant - you should be able to avoid COPD (a good choice!) Worry may not be needed and once it motivates you - send it packing! Two weeks is still w/in normal range for healing, but see your Dr. if it goes on. Get a Star! ...Read more
Smoked for a few years in college. Quit 12 years ago. Rumbling in chest when laying down and breathing in for about 18 months. X-rays clear. No cough?
Emphysema?: In some people who are genetically predisposed, even a short time of smoking can set off a cascade of physiologic ills within the lungs that will lead to emphysema even if they stop smoking. There's a chance you can be one of these people. You should get tested just to be sure. You would need a pulmonary function test. ...Read more
Yes!!!: Congratulations on quitting! back in june, a study was published demonstrating that the longer one stops smoking, the better. This study also show benefit can be gained even in those who are older than 80yo. In other words, there's no age at which it's too late to quit smoking. Check out my interpretation of study at http://alvinblin.Blogspot.Com/2012/06/our-older-smokers-should-they-quit.Html. ...Read more
28 yrs old quit smoking 8 months ago and teeth decayed what is the chance of oral, throat and lung cancer? Im nervous
Hard to say: As many factors going into determine a persons risk, including how much and how long you smoke, if you drink alcohol(a risk for oral/throat cancers) and family history as a start. But remember, congrats on the stopping smoking and keep with it. Remember to keep up regular dental and medical follow up, so you can't be monitored for any issues. Otherwise live as healthy as you can! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the percent rate of a 25 yr old to have a heart attack. I quit smoking 4 months ago after smoking for 9 years, and drink occasionally.
Is the tar pigment ever removed from ur lungs such that they turn pink again after u stop smoking(both marijuana and cigaretes)?Iv smoked for 10 years
Smoked alot of weed for 7 years now and quit smoking cigarettes after 4 pack years. About to be 25. Should i get a CT scan to check for cancer or no?
Difficult but no CT: Cancer is extremely rare in someone who is 25 years old. Because of the radiation exposure, I would not recommend a CT unless you had more than a worry to suggest Cancer. Unexplained weight loss and loss of appetite are associate with Cancer. Smoking pot or cigarettes puts you at increased risk for cancer. You are young enough that stopping both is best and will lower your risk in the future. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son had a pulmonary embolism 5 years ago and is now 32. He continues to regularly smoke marijuana and drink alcohol daily. very risky for re-occur?
Smoke: He is at risk for many health problems and perhaps another embolism ...Read more
21 years old. Everyday alcohol, ciggerete abuse for nearly 7 years. Severe acid reflux for 2 years. Could I have already developed esophageal cancer?
Need for evaluation: It is unlikely that you have esophageal cancer, but you may have ulcerations in your esophagus. Have you quit alcohol and tobacco? How much do you weigh? if you are overweight, that would make reflux worse, It would be prudent for you to consult a GI doctor for esophagitis and advice about nutrition. ...Read more
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