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Muscle Aches Smoking Cigarettes
Yes: Muscle aches are not invariable in people who are trying to quit smoking, but they do occur. Nicotine is a muscle relaxant, and in withdrawal muscles can get tighter, causing pain and sometimes even spasm ("charley-horses"). Hot baths or hot backs, a heating pad all may help. If they are severe, nicotine replacement with patches, gum or lozenges will do the trick. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Sore throat and enlarged nodes for three months after (unusually) smoking cigarettes. (nothing externally visible, no fever, weight loss or sweats)?
Cancer: Smoking + sore throat for more than 2 weeks + enlarged lymph nodes = cancer until proven otherwise. You need to see your local ENT asap. The nights sweats/fever would be more likely related to lymphoma (b symptoms) but pt's with lymphoma can be b negative. Bottom line... Get this checked! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question: But what is the point of using any mood-altering drug. Altering mood, obviously. People initiate smoking because its "cool, " hip and with-it, and sometimes to be oppositional to parents and fit in with the crowed. However, people keep smoking because they are addicted to nicotine, which is both a CNS stimulant and a muscle relaxant and helps concentration. Withdrawal causes irritability etc. ...Read more
Why do I get dizzy when smoking cigarettes? I've been smoking a long time and this just started! i've even passed out from it.
Clogged arteries: Toxic chemicals in cigarette smoke can clog arteries (atherosclerosis). Nicotine can further narrow the arteries by causing muscle around the arteries to go in to spasm. If it affects the arteries supplying blood to the brain, one can experience these symptoms. Stop smoking and seek medical help. ...Read more
Depends on…: How many packs a day you smoke, whether they're filtered/unfiltered, how deeply you inhale, whether u smoke every day, what other smoke exposure u have. Cigarette smoke almost immediately paralyzes the tiny hair cells lining respiratory tract that sweep mucus, etc out of lungs. Smoking inflames lung tubes & air sacs. Stopping now is best thing u can do for yourself b4 u have emphysema/chronic bron. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's medical problem: Tobacco dependence is considered a medical condition or 'diagnosis'. Just like dependence on alcohol, or even prescription drugs, it is very much a medical problem. In fact, tobacco use is the number one preventable medical problem in the U.S. The number of medical conditions that are the result of smoking is very large. Common is heart and lung disease, but also infertility and erectile problems! ...Read more
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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