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Nicotine Gum Fatty Liver
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Having surgery tomorrow doc called to make sure I quit smoking (fat grafting) should I let him know I am using the nicotine gum?
Nicotine gum: Yes, let the surgeon know but also stop chewing today. Unlikely that this would hold up your surgery. Hope all goes well.
Galbladder remove May 2014. diagnose wit fatty liver. Eversince diagnosis, been havin sore gums bhind my top teeth and sore top gums. Is this related?
Not related: Hi. No, fatty liver and gingivitis (sore, inflamed gums) are not related. Poor diabetes control can cause both, but you don't indicate diabetes or diabetes meds in your data. Are you overweight? If so, I'd suggest being tested for diabetes; having diabetes and not knowing it DOESN'T protect you from the problems it causes! Good luck!
Yes: Most expiration dates are not all that accurate. It is not like a medicine is fine one day and the next day it suddenly goes bad. If it's just a few months past the expiration date it's probably perfectly fine. If it is way past it may not be quite as potent as it once was but it will not be dangerous. Try it and see. It will certainly be WAY safer than smoking cigarettes, which are deadly poison!
A few: The nicotine can cause stomach upset, heartburn and reflux esophagitis, especially in higher doses, and very high doses of nicotine can cause nausea, vomiting and worse, but this rarely, if ever happens with the gum, lozenges or patches. The gum is very thick and hard to chew, and can cause TMJ (jaw) pain, pull out loose fillings and even teeth, so that lozenges are my preferred recommendation.
Not particularly: Since it is far better than being dependent on the nicotine in tobacco, which comes with organic agents, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and assorted other poisons. The gum is not great for your jaw and teeth, and can cause TMJ pain and pull out fillings. I would recommend switching to lozenges, or better yet, go to an equivalent dose patch (14-21 mg) for a week then cut back for 1-2 weeks ; stop.
You can: Nicotine gum comes in 2 and 4 mg preparations, coated and uncoated. It is designed to help one "kick the habit" of cigarette or chewing tobacco, the physiologic effects of nicotine are many, but none too dramatic, and for that reason one may utilize, in moderation while pregnant. Better than smoking, which has known bad effects (fetal growth retardation), with nicorette (nicotine gum) gum used moderately, thes.
Nicorette (nicotine gum): Similar to tobacco in the long run.See 1 more doctor answer
Not best: Anything that raises your nicotine level and then drops it creates a craving for cigarettes. Nicotine gum & spray do that. Patches feed you an even level of nicotine without spikes. If you use patches do not stop short of 2 months if you can afford that long. Do not rush this. It is a behavior as we'll as a chemical addiction. Wash your clothes. Stop alcohol & coffee if need be. Grad incr exercise.See 1 more doctor answer
Nicotine maybe,: Cinnamon no. If the oral swab test is looking for cigarette smoking, it measures either nicotine or its major metabolite cotinine (more commonly) and this will be found also in someone using nicotine gum. If they are looking for drugs of abuse, generally nicotine/cotinine are not tested for and will not alter the outcome.
Education & support: Nicotine replacement (gum or patch) continues the addiction to nicotine. At some point u will have to go through withdrawal. Smoking cessation programs often offer gum & patch but u can quit w just the support & education. There's also nicotine anonymous, based on the 12 steps of aa. Wellbutrin (bupropion) & Chantix r meds that can help w cravings but neither works 4 everyone. Nic cravings r only 3-5 mins.
No: It shouldn't but I suppose anything is possible.
Slowly: Congrats for quitting smoking, it can be hard work! Using nicotine replacement - gum, patch - can be helpful. How long has it been? If a few weeks or months, make sure you can control smoking urges before you reduce the gum. When you're confident about getting through the day, reduce gu slowly - a few pieces each week. Alternate with regular gum. Be patient - it's not harmful like cigarettes!See 1 more doctor answer
Why don't people use nicotine gum/lozenges to harness the power of nicotine to improve certain cognitive tasks?
Nicotine: On its own has bad effects. It causes high bp, deposition of cholesterol, ulcer, probably correlates with urinary bladder cancer, lung problem, heart problem, etc., what you are asking for has no real basis and no controlled study to prove it. I can promise you I am more intelligent and more successful than any of my siblings, and I was the only one who did not smoke.
I've read that smoking can make Luvox (fluvoxamine) less effective and require a higher dosage. Is the same true for nicotine gum?
Sometimes: Nicotine leads to activation of some receptors in the brain which cause excitement in some people. Luvox (fluvoxamine) is a medication that increases serotonin which leads to relaxation or sedation in most people. Any form of nicotine could reduce the sedating effects of Luvox (fluvoxamine) or other serotonin increasing medications.See 1 more doctor answer