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Dr. Luis Villaplana Dr. Villaplana
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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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


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper Dr. Kleerekoper
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
47 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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Having surgery tomorrow doc called to make sure I quit smoking (fat grafting) should I let him know I am using the nicotine gum?

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.

Dr. Thomas Knecht Dr. Knecht
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
27 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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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?

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!

Dr. Randy Baker Dr. Baker
Holistic Medicine
36 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Can you use expired nicotine gum?

Can you use expired nicotine gum?

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!

Dr. Linda Kondilis Dr. Kondilis
Clinical Psychology
5 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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How does nicotine gum compare to smoking?

How does nicotine gum compare to smoking?

Gum vs. Cig: Nicotine gum does not have all of the cigarette chemicals. Here is a list - http://www. Lung. Org/stop-smoking/about-smoking/facts-figures/whats-in-a-cigarette. Html.

Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Nicotine gum, are there any side effects?

Nicotine gum, are there any side effects?

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.

Dr. Alvaro Aranda Dr. Aranda
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
31 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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I'm addicted to nicotine gum should I be worried?

I'm addicted to nicotine gum should I be worried?

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.

Dr. Scott Mackinnon Dr. Mackinnon
Anesthesiology
29 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Nicotine gum side-effects? Ok if pregnant?

Nicotine gum side-effects? Ok if pregnant?

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.

Dr. Derrick Lonsdale Dr. Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
69 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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I am addicted to nicotine gum like crazy is it dangerous?

Well it has in it: Nicotine, same as cigarettes. So you can say it has some but not all of the toxicity. It does have a long term effect on the nervous system and the addiction should be broken if possible by sheer "guts".

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What is the definition or description of: Nicotine gum allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Nicotine gum allergy?

Nicotine gum allergy: Nicotine Gum can be used as part of a smoking cessation program. Allergic reactions to medications could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face, hives or difficulty breathing.

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What are the risks for an addiction to nicorette (nicotine gum)?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Nicorette (nicotine gum): Similar to tobacco in the long run.

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Dr. Marc Hirsch Dr. Hirsch
Family Medicine
48 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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I'm trying to quit smoking is nicorette (nicotine gum) gum a good choice?

I'm trying to quit smoking is nicorette (nicotine gum) gum a good choice?

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.

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg Dr. Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
45 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Do nicotine gum and cinnamon candy affect the outcome of an oral swab drug test?

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.

Dr. Adam Front Dr. Front
Clinical Psychology
23 years in practice
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
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Is using nicorette (nicotine gum) gum or vapor cigarettes better than actual smoking?

Is using nicorette (nicotine gum) gum or vapor cigarettes better than actual smoking?

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.

Dr. Claude Parola Dr. Parola
Internal Medicine
36 years in practice
Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
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How long can it take to quit smoking when you are using nicorette (nicotine gum) gum?

Depends: The nicorette (nicotine gum) gum by itself will not make you quit, you have to have the desire and motivation to stop then the gum will help curb the urge, there are people who use it and stop with a week, but there are others who keep using the gum with no effect what so ever.

Dr. Samuel Bayles Dr. Bayles
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
15 years in practice
University of Arizona College of Medicine
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Dr. Susan Woods Dr. Woods
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
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I quit smoking but now the problem is how do I quit nicotine gum, can you give some tips?

I quit smoking but now the problem is how do I quit nicotine gum, can you give some tips?

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!

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario Dr. Del rosario
Addiction Medicine
30 years in practice
Eastern Virginia Medical School
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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.

Dr. Roger Coger Dr. Coger
Clinical Psychology
years in practice
St. Louis University College of Medicine
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I've read that smoking can make Luvox (fluvoxamine) less effective and require a higher dosage. Is the same true for nicotine gum?

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.

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Fatty Liver (Definition)

A condition where fat makes up more than 5% to 10% of the weight of your liver/ In some cases, this disease can ...Read more


Nicotine (Definition)

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