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Quit smoking 1 year and have but IV still got a lot of phlegm been for a scan all ok but what is with all this phlegm and mucus can anything help it?

Quit smoking 1 year and have but IV still got a lot of phlegm been for a scan all ok but what is with all this phlegm and mucus can anything help it?

Not smoking: COPD is part of the damage provoked by smoking. It is treatable and compatible with described, in a sense. But other possibilities exist too. Acute bacterial or viral conditions, even more serious neoplastic diseases can be ruled out. Sputum samples, cxr, PPD might help clarify the status. Sometimes sinusitis is the origin. Your dr will help you, just keep appointments and don t smoke. Best of luck. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quit Smoking (Definition)

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


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My boyfriend quit smoking 1 year ago & since then he has regurgitation after he eats. Any relation to quitting smoking or random timing?

My boyfriend quit smoking 1 year ago & since then he has regurgitation after he eats.  Any relation to quitting smoking or random timing?

Stopped smoking: Congrats to your boyfriend. He needs to get the reflux checked out by his doc. Please help him not to use that as an excuse to start smoking again. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Blood in saliva. None when I cough. Diagnosed w/ GERD. Did test and lungs are fine. Quit smoking over one year ago. ?

Blood in saliva. None when I cough. Diagnosed w/ GERD. Did test and lungs are fine. Quit smoking over one year ago. ?

Several thoughts: If a person has blood in saliva, but non on coughing, it suggests the blood is either coming from the gastrointestinal tract or the sinuses and nasopharyngeal area. Possibilities include bleeding gums, nose bleed, tumors in the sinuses /nasopharyngeal area. Reflux esophagitis or other lesions in the esophagus or stomach can cause blood in saliva. If it persists see ENT Dr first,If ok> GI Dr next ...Read more

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Chronic stones cryptic tonsils 40yr obese female quit smoking less than one year mild hypertension Too high risk for tonsillectomy and laryngoscopy?

Chronic stones cryptic tonsils 40yr obese female quit smoking less than one year mild hypertension Too high risk for tonsillectomy and laryngoscopy?

More info would help: Definitely not too risky. Would need to know your other health problems, if any. If there's any concern, you could always get preoperatively clearance from your PCP or a clinic that specializes in clearance. ...Read more

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White spots on the tongue with some redness upper left gum Is it possible to have symptoms of oral cancer after quiting smoking after 1 year or can antibiotics cause this just finished bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ?

White spots on the tongue with some redness upper left gum Is it possible to have symptoms of oral cancer after quiting smoking after 1 year or can antibiotics cause this just finished bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ?

Sounds like thrush: Yes oral cancer can occur after quitting tobacco. But congratulations on quitting. It's always one of the very best things anyone can do for their health. Oral cancer would be expected to have a single lesion, not multiple spots. Your description sounds like thrush, which is common after antibiotics. But the only way to know is to have an oral exam by your medical doctor or dentist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 38 years old. I have smoked since i was 18 years oldand i quit smoking one day ago. Chantix helped me stop but is it too late for my lungs to heal?

I am 38 years old. I have smoked since i was 18 years oldand i quit smoking one day ago. Chantix helped me stop but is it too late for my lungs to heal?

Not too late!: Congratulations! our bodies have a remarkable ability to heal. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables (ideally organic) will help speed the healing process. A good multivitamin may help as well. Here is a good timetable of the healing process after one quits: http://whyquit.Com/whyquit/a_benefits_time_table.Html. ...Read more

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Can quitting smokin cause severe akathisia/restlessness? I have been on seroquel for years and Zoloft (sertraline) for one month now. Just began to quit smoking.

Can quitting smokin cause severe akathisia/restlessness? I have been on seroquel for years and Zoloft (sertraline) for one month now. Just began to quit smoking.

Maybe: Zoloft (sertraline) and seroquel are substrates of 3a4, 2d6, and 2c19 liver enzymes. Nicotine is probably neither an inducer nor inhibitor of these cyp450 enzymes (altho it may speed up the metabolism of drugs processed by 1a2 and 2e1 enzymes). Thus your "akathisia" is probably just the result of losing the "calming" effects of the nicotine. ...Read more

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I quit smoking over a year ago and now I have new craving?

I quit smoking over a year ago and now I have new craving?

For what?: Craving for nicotine? Or something else? If it's nicotine, then that's very typical. Urges surface on a regular basis with addictive substances. Fight off your cravings, see your doctor for help and referral. ...Read more

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I quit smoking on jan 3rd of this year. How long before i stop the coughing? How do I stop the blemish break outs as well?

I quit smoking on jan 3rd of this year. How long before i stop the coughing? How do I stop the blemish break outs as well?

No more smoking!: That is awesome! take it day by day, and don't have any expectations. It takes about 15 years for your lungs to look as good as they are going to look, but your bank account will start thanking you on day 1! your clothes and everything else you own will smell so much better! people around you will want to be your friends! the sky's the limit! ...Read more

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Dr. Dean Giannone
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Tobacco Cessation (Definition)

Tobacco cessation programs provide support and medical services to those seeking to stop ...Read more