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Doctor insights on: Shortness Of Breath After Smoking Weed

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Could smoking weed causes shortness of breath?

Could smoking weed causes shortness of breath?

Yes: Yes, both short term and long term use can do this. Especially if you have asthma or COPD (emphysema). Just don't do it if you get short of breath when you do it. Chronically, (no pun intended) it can cause other problems as well.

Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has had strong shortness of breath after quitting smoking for 2 weeks?

Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has had strong shortness of breath after quitting smoking for 2 weeks?

Should get better: But it is common for cough and sputum production to increase after stopping smoking, because your lungs are now able to clean themselves out from the crud you have been putting down there. The coughing can feel like shortness of breath. Don"t start again because of this. You will feel better and better after a few weeks, and the health effects will be the best thing you can do for yourself.

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Shortness of breath after stop smoking ever go away?

Shortness of breath after stop smoking ever go away?

Smoking: If you haven't smoked long enough to get permanent damage to the lungs, the shortness of breath can go away.

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Does smoking cause some shortness of breath?

Yes: For some people this is more or less noticeable, but it is very common. It may be your bodies way of telling you not to smoke. Since breathing is necessary for life - you might want to listen. Since proper breathing is the best way to manage your mind-body-soul connection - you'd be wise too. Also, if other things also affect your breathing, have a doctor check it out with you. In-hold-full exhale.

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If a person stops smoking, how soon afterward will the shortness of breath go away if that person is otherwise healthy and fit?

Smoking: The longer they smoked before stopping the longer it will take to improve. If irreversible changes caused by the smoking, it won't improve much.

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Would you say that the damages from heavy cigarette smoking (for about 3 years), are reversible by quitting? Particularly, shortness of breath.

Would you say that the damages from heavy cigarette smoking (for about 3 years), are reversible by quitting? Particularly, shortness of breath.

Over time: The body has amazing ability to heal, but it often takes time. Over time there is a good chance that much of the damage you have done by smoking can heal. It is impossible to say if it will ever be what it would have been if you had not started smoking, but the sooner you stop smoking the less damage there will be and the sooner it can start to heal.

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Does shortness of breath go away after quitting smoking?

Does shortness of breath go away after quitting smoking?

Smoking: If severe irreversible lung damage hasn't been caused by the smoking, then shortness of breath may improve with quitting smoking.

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How soon after quitting smoking will the shortness of breath go away?

How soon after quitting smoking will the shortness of breath go away?

Varies: It depends on a lot of things. How long you have been smoking, whether there is a lot of acute inflammation or infection, what the exact factors are in the shortness of breath, are all factors that could influence the result. Unless there has been a lot of irreversible damage to the lungs, you should eventually note improvement. For sure, stopping smoking is your best chance to improve.

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How quickly following quitting smoking does the shortness of breath go away?

Smoking: Depends on what problems the smoking has caused, if its caused irreversible lung damage the symtpoms won't go away, if the lung changes are reversible some will be quick others could take months.

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Does quitting smoking result in shortness of breath im 49 and haven't smoked for 4 or 5 days now?

Does quitting smoking result in shortness of breath im 49 and haven't smoked for 4 or 5 days now?

It can: The toxins in tobacco paralyse the cilia (whiplike hairs) in your respiratory tract. When you stop smoking, the cilia start working again by whipping junk out of your lungs and airway. As a result you may be coughing and bringing up mucus.

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I've recently quit smoking two months ago. I have shortness of breath daily. I am 31 years old and smoked fifteen years. Will the feeling go away?

I've recently quit smoking two months ago. I have shortness of breath daily. I am 31 years old and smoked fifteen years. Will the feeling go away?

Seek another cause: At your age and having stopped smoking (congratulations), you should not be short of breath and your having smoked is not the cause. You need to get a good physical exam focused on your heart as well as your lungs.

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Shortness of breath for the past week, is it anxiety or from me quitting smoking?

Short of breath: Likely anxiety but if still sob should get it checked out, should not ignore sob.

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Is there something that I can take for shortness of breath. I'm trying to stop smoking trying to stop smoking on my own

Is there something that I can take for shortness of breath. I'm trying to stop smoking trying to stop smoking on my own

See a doctor: If you haven't done serious damage already (like chronic bronchitis and emphysema), things will improve within a few weeks to a few months. If more damage is done, recovery will be slower and will not be complete. But it won't get worse, which is very important. If you are out of condition, you can help yourself with a gradual aerobic exercise program, which will improve your sob and fitness.

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I shoveled snow this afternoon and coughed up some blood afterward I quit smoking 2 weeks ago and now am having shortness of breath what is wrong?

I shoveled snow this afternoon and coughed up some blood afterward I quit smoking 2 weeks ago and now am having shortness of breath what is wrong?

Go to the ER: Hemoptysis can be completely normal, particularly in dry, cold air. But I am very concerned about the shortness of breath. You need to be evaluated.

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Started a non smoking cessation and decided to go on vapour ecigarrettes. Will my shortness of breath from smoking stop and chest tightness?

Started a non smoking cessation and decided to go on vapour ecigarrettes. Will my shortness of breath from smoking stop and chest tightness?

Everyone is: Different but setting target date to stop and then stopping completely on that day can be effective. Learning some self-hypnosis can support this plan of action. Chewing gum or eating mints is useful, especially at high risk times like coffee breaks. Not smoking can make things better but you need to see doctor. Better off w/out e-cigs. Peace & health.

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I stopped smoking for a week n had been experiencing serious shortness of breath. Upon smoking a few cigarettes I felt my nose clear nsuddenly ok. Y?

I stopped smoking for a week n had been experiencing serious shortness of breath. Upon smoking a few cigarettes I felt my nose clear nsuddenly ok. Y?

Stopping is best: You nasal passages and throat and lungs have had years of serious toxicity from tobacco smoke, they have adapted to this nightmare you are putting them through. You stopped and they had to re-adjust and there will be changes. Be patient because the good to come will far outweigh any temporary adjustment. Get off the cigarettes and stay off.

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