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My husband quit smoking 30 days ago after smoking for over 50 yrs. His voice has changed! Is this permanent? He's not happy!

My husband quit smoking 30 days ago after smoking for over 50 yrs. His voice has changed! Is this permanent? He's not happy!

Healing after Cigs..: I would first tell him a hearty congratulations. And, second give my opinion that no this is not a permanent change. When one is smoking the natural anti-inflammatory part of healing does not work well in the tissues of the throat and trachea. It can take several months after stopping smoking to clean out all of the tar and toxic stuff in the lungs to get to normal. But, he is on his way! ...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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I quit smoking. Will the hoarseness in my voice go away in time?

I quit smoking. Will the hoarseness in my voice go away in time?

Usually but depends: On what damage the smoking has already done. In some smokers, the vocal cords become scarred or develop nodules and hoarseness may persist. Most of the time it is chronic inflammation and this heals, with time. It will also depend on how long and how much you smoked, what kind of cigarettes, and your own biology and predisposition to smoking-related damage. Congratulations and stay quit!!! ...Read more

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I woke up yesterday with a cough and so sore to cough today I have a /hoarseness voice and coughing up brown phlegm I also quit smoking 2 days ago?

I woke up yesterday with a cough and so sore to cough today I have a /hoarseness voice and coughing up brown phlegm I also quit smoking 2 days ago?

Smoking: Smoke can paralyze the cilia that beat gunk from the airways out of our body. When you stop smoking they can become active again and start to move gunk out. Please hydrate well. Congratulations on decision to stop smoking. ...Read more

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I am taking luvox (fluvoxamine) 50mg and have been for a year now I have quit smoking 7 months ago and in the last 5 months I have gained 23kgs eating hasn't change?

I am taking luvox (fluvoxamine) 50mg and have been for a year now I have quit smoking 7 months ago and in the last 5 months I have gained 23kgs eating hasn't change?

Now focus on weight: With quitting smoking, you have done something hugely important for your health. Now you should focus on weight management - nutrition and physical activity. Many people gain weight after quitting -- it's important to make sure you get enough sleep and increase exercise and have portion control. Talk to your doc about the Luvox (fluvoxamine) - quitting smoking can change the level of medications in your blood. ...Read more

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2nd blood test amaylse frm 136<110 to 156<110. no alcohol & quit smoking 6 weeks ago, diet changed as well. What might be the cause. Dr says its alcohol?

2nd blood test amaylse frm 136<110 to 156<110. no alcohol & quit smoking 6 weeks ago, diet changed as well. What might be the cause. Dr says its alcohol?

Pancreatitis: What are your triglycerides? If they are over 400 that might contribute. Are you diabetic?
Also it can take time for everything to calm down even though you have made some changes ...Read more

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I am waking up in the night with a very cold feeling along with tingling in my head. Thought I was cold, warming up doesn't stop it. Recent changes: quit smoking and Celebrex (celecoxib). Only occurs at night.

I am waking up in the night with a very cold feeling along with tingling in my head. Thought I was cold, warming up doesn't stop it. Recent changes: quit smoking and Celebrex (celecoxib). Only occurs at night.

Difficult to tell: It is difficult to assess your symptoms over the internet. Certainly, recently quitting smoking may predispose you to having headaches/tingling at night but see your physician for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Have been taking melatonin to help me sleep since I've quit smoking. Been taking 6 mg of melatonin a night for 23 nights but heard that's really bad. Am I able to just stop and minimize the side effects? I have noticed mood changes like crazy (super excit

Have been taking melatonin to help me sleep since I've quit smoking. Been taking 6 mg of melatonin a night for 23 nights but heard that's really bad. Am I able to just stop and minimize the side effects? I have noticed mood changes like crazy (super excit

Some people have: Paradoxical (opposite than expected) effects from Melatonin, including agitation, nightmares and, yes, sleeplessness--the very thing you take it for... (How are you quitting smoking? I wonder if your treatment for that has anything to do with your sx's?) Stopping is OK. Try other OTC sleep aids--Valerian Root, Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) herbal teas, etc.

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Can smoking and drinking make my singing voice change?

Can smoking and drinking make my singing voice change?

Smoking mostly: I am not aware of any evidence that consumption of alcohol will change the voice in the absence of smoking, but since heavy smokers are often heavy drinkers, and alcohol increases the toxicity of cigarette smoke, there can be more inflammation in people who do both. Think of Selma Diamond's rough raspy voice as the end-stage of smoking related changes in voice. Consider quitting!! ...Read more

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Can women quit smoking?

Can women quit smoking?

Yes!: Check out http://www. Becomeanex. Org/ for some very practical tips to help you understand how to quit smoking for good. I wish you success in achieving a healthy, smoke-free lifestyle! ...Read more

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How can I best quit smoking?

How can I best quit smoking?

Counseling: Change of relationship with smoking. Most methods will only work for contemplators ready to quit. Aid to quit include use nicotine replacement like patches or gum or E-cigs and use of medications like Chantix or Welbutrin. Most people will need repeated attempts before quitting ...Read more

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Will I grow if I quit smoking?

Will I grow if I quit smoking?

Growth: Depends on your age and gender. You will undoubtedly be healthier if yor stop smoking and please do this for yourself. ...Read more

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Any tips/advice to quit smoking?

Plan: Planning the right actions to help you quit smoking is more important than will power. Start cutting back, set a quit date, get rid of all triggers, don't hang around smokers, do not drink alcohol, exercise, start new hobbies, support groups, are some effective methods. Nicotine replacement therapy can be tried if non-medicinal modalities fail. ...Read more

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What is a good way to quit smoking?

What is a good way to quit smoking?

Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...Read more

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How do I quit smoking successfully?

How do I quit smoking successfully?

Quitting smoking.: Cold turkey is the best way, but nicotine or cigarette tapering are viable options as well. For cold turkey, pick a quit day in advance, prepare for it, and go for it. Http://www. Amazon. Com/Thats-Quit-Quitting-Smoking-Forever/dp/0595290469/ref=sr_1_1? ie=UTF8&qid=1416278193&sr=8-1&keywords=giannone+i+quit ...Read more

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How can I successfully quit smoking?

How can I successfully quit smoking?

Set a quit date and: Deal with it in many ways. Nicotine replacement therapy (patches, gum, lozenges, inhalers) are effective and safe, zyban (bupropion) is also effective but has side effects and needs a doctors prescription and monitoring. Chantix (varenicline) has had the best success (almost 40% quit rates) but can increase depression and some heart problems. Behavioral programs, cold turkey works for some. ...Read more

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What is the best quit smoking method?

What is the best quit smoking method?

Formal program: The most effective way to stop smoking is through a smoking cessation program that offers education, support & appropriate medications. Ear (auricular acupuncture) is very helpful for smoking cessation. ...Read more

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What are the best tips to quit smoking?

What are the best tips to quit smoking?

Depends: It depends on what you've tried already. If you're just starting, you may want to try hypnosis...It's relatively quick, easy and no medications (which may cause side effects) are used. ...Read more

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