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Sinus problems when quitting smoking, what should I do?

Nasal saline.: Clear the sinuses with nasal saline daily. This should keep your symptoms at bay. Just don't smoke again. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Can you suggest tips on quitting smoking?

Can you suggest tips on quitting smoking?

Harness your rage: Other people will tell you things that may help -- i'll tell you to resolve not to give one more penny to those despicable people who got you addicted in the first place by their vile advertising. Every time you smoke, you reward the tobacco company ceo's. As the jedi emperor said, "use your hate." just this once, you have a good reason. ...Read more

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What is the best method of quitting smoking?

What is the best method of quitting smoking?

Be angry at it: The nih has a wonderful website with many resources for smokers who want to stop. Visit it to see if it can help you. Your doctor plays an important role in supporting you and helping with medications if necessary. See http://health. Nih. Gov/topic/smokingcessation or http://www. Surgeongeneral. Gov/initiatives/tobacco/index. Html. ...Read more

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How to reduce bad moods when quitting smoking?

How to reduce bad moods when quitting smoking?

Exercise: Don exercise, group meetings & medications if needed. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do after quitting smoking?

Please tell me what to do after quitting smoking?

Good of you to ask..: Having urges and cravings for nicotine confirm that you were addicted. The best way to minimize physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms is to gradually reduce the amount of the drug you are taking. The best way for you to do this is with nicotine replacement therapy, such as the patches that provide a constant low dose in three strengths that you can taper down over 1-2 weeks each. ...Read more

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Is the patch or pills better for quitting smoking?

Is the patch or pills better for quitting smoking?

Person dependent: I love helping people stop smoking! There is no single effective plan for everyone though. First we need to talk about your habits, what you've tried before, mood/ behavior tendencies, how much nicotine you use, etc. Etc. Most of the time a combination of techniques is best! ...Read more

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What approaches work best to go about quitting smoking?

What approaches work best to go about quitting smoking?

Work with your Docto: There are many ways to quit smoking from goig cold turkey to therapy to nicotine replacement and other drugs like zyban (bupropion) and chantix
most people who have smoked over long time and are serious about quiting the best way in my opinion is to work with your health care provider, who knows your history and can motivate you and recommend the best regimen which will work for you. It could be referal or rx. ...Read more

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Which are the most effective drugs for quitting smoking?

Chantix and Zyban (bupropion): Beside nicotine replacement gums and patches available over the counter. There are only two drugs approved by fda for quitting smoking
chantix works b reactivating nicotine receptors in the brain which reduces craving for nicotine
zyban is an anti depressantby cotrollong Dopamine andnorepinephrine neurotrnsmitters that help monitor moods, those are also associated with craving nicotine and addiction. ...Read more

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How quickly will you feel the effects of quitting smoking?

How quickly will you feel the effects of quitting smoking?

Quickly: Effects of withdrawal happen in minutes to hours after last use, the more you smoke the quicker you are having withdrawal and craving. Expect this it will get better, keep an eye on your reasons for quitting, seek support, meds can help, but strong desire is most important. You will then have positive effects of quitting, mood more stable, anxiety better, physically feel better. You can do it! ...Read more

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What should I do to shed weight if you are quitting smoking?

What should I do to shed weight if you are quitting smoking?

FoodChoice, WtDaily &: Hf/lc non/minimally processed foods least likely to be stored as fat, yet quantities & activity levels also factors. Lf/hc, as promoted for decades, drives obesity for many, including exercisers & smokers. Yet issues & balances critical, thus wt daily to 0.1 lb, record/track while you still remember specifics & adjust. Study big fat lies, mcgovern's report, dietdoctor, science for smart people etc. ...Read more

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Should I try exercise while having SOB after quitting smoking?

Should I try exercise while having SOB after quitting smoking?

In General Yes: Exercise is recommended even for patients who have advanced lung disease.

SOB should be investigated by a doctor first to find out what's causing it and whether something needs to be done.

Common causes include asthma, anemia (low blood count), emphysema and reconditioning.
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What kind of changes in appearance can I expect from quitting smoking?

What kind of changes in appearance can I expect from quitting smoking?

Nothing dramatic: Alcohol increases the aging of the skin, and depending on how long you have smoked, how heavily, and how much damage has already occurred, you may find that your skin is smoother, more flexible and less wrinkled. Nicotine stains ultimately wear off after cessation. But dramatic changes in appearance do not occur. ...Read more

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Why has food stopped tasting of anything six weeks after quitting smoking?

Why has food stopped tasting of anything six weeks after quitting smoking?

Because smoking: Smoking effects the taste buds and the food taste differently, and than when you quit the taste buds are returning to normal and for a while your taste of food may be lost or different
do not start smoking again and give some time for food to taste better
if it persists see your doctor or ENT speciaist. ...Read more

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Can quitting smoking cause intrusive thoughts?

Can quitting smoking cause intrusive thoughts?

ISmoking can: But these are typically related to the act of smoking or ones self perceived will power. When in doubt seek councilng to assist with the process (at the very least) ...Read more

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Do you have ideas that work on quitting smoking?

Keep trying: There's no quick fix, but there's options to increase your chances. Quitting happens fast - you just stop. Hard part is staying tobacco-free! Best treatments with highest chance of success are 'coaching' - you can get this free calling 800-quit-now - gives you tips to improve your skills ; ability to cope. Withdrawal symptoms go down with nicotine or non-nicotine meds. More: http://smokefree. Gov. ...Read more

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What negative side effects to quitting smoking are there?

What negative side effects to quitting smoking are there?

They're temporary: There's very little down side to stopping tobacco, and huge benefits that last forever. "Side effects" are highly variable, meaning some people have none, and some have temporary discomfort and other symptoms of withdrawal. Such as being irritable, sleepy, etc. These go away. Some folks crave certain foods, and may gain weight. Drink water. More info at http://smokefree. Gov/steps-to-prepare ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could quitting smoking effect my anxiety medicine?

Thoughts? Could quitting smoking effect my anxiety medicine?

Will help anxiety.: The use of nicotine puts you on an anxiety roller coaster. Once you have stopped that and after a period of several months your anxiety will be much more treatable by effective meds like zoloft or lexapro (escitalopram). ...Read more

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Will quitting smoking cure my asthma?

Will quitting smoking cure my asthma?

Not really: Consider asthma a lifelong condition like a missing leg, only for asthma it is not as obvious and can be controlled by avoiding triggers. It is not like appendicitis where you can take it out & you are cured. Smoking is a well known trigger to lung irritation that will always aggravate asthma to some degree. Stopping may actually let you go for years between events, or just reduce their intensity. ...Read more

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No cough after quitting smoking, why?

No cough after quitting smoking, why?

What's the problem?: You quit. Congrats. Why do you think that quitting would cause a a cough. Be happy and worry about something else. ...Read more

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Can you cure COPD by quitting smoking?

Can you cure COPD by quitting smoking?

Sorry no: COPD by definition is irreversible. But by quitting smoking, you, can certainly reduce the progression and your long term prognosis. Never too late to quit! ...Read more

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Will quitting smoking help clear up hpv?

Will quitting smoking help clear up hpv?

No: No, but it will be good for you in so many other ways. ...Read more

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Why am I breathless after quitting smoking?

Not ususual: The smoke was irritating and helped you cough and clear your secretions. Many new ex-smokers notice increased shortness of breath initially but stay the course! It gets better and eventually you'll be much better off! ...Read more

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What makes quitting smoking cause insomnia?

What makes quitting smoking cause insomnia?

Stress: Changing habits - especially one that has a chemical content can be emotionally stressful. Nicotine is a real thing and lacking it is a challenge to your body. Ask a doctor for help getting through this time. You're doing a good thing. People will be happy to help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does quitting smoking bring on episodes of svt?

Does quitting smoking bring on episodes of svt?

No.: Smoking increases your risk of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, or psvt (sudden-onset svt). Quitting smoking would decrease your risk for most smoking-related conditions gradually, so you will still be at risk for a while after you quit. Drugs, caffeine, alcohol, and abnormal pathways in the heart's conductive tissue (ie. Bundle of kent) can also predispose you to svt. ...Read more

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Why do I have pouty lips after quitting smoking?

Why do I have pouty lips after quitting smoking?

Not sure: I'm not sure what you mean by 'pouty lips'. Are they swollen? Are you licking your lips? Is there a new habit that you've taken on? None of these are a common issue after quitting smoking, but strong work doing this! Some people get stressed for a few weeks after quitting -- suggest you get plenty of sleep, drink enough water, eat healthy food. Off tobacco, you can probably exercise more. Congrats. ...Read more

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Why am I having chest pains after quitting smoking?

Is there cough: Often after quitting smoking there is an increase of coughing, rebound effect, that would case chest pain. ...Read more

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Can quitting smoking cause long term digestive problems?

Can quitting smoking cause long term digestive problems?

No: There is a small amount of evidence that some unusual bowel conditions may improve with smoking, but this is far outweighed by the mounds of evidence that prove that smoking cigarettes kills!

quit! ...Read more

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When nicotine receptors will be gone after quitting smoking?

When nicotine receptors will be gone after quitting smoking?

Got it backwards: Nicotine (nicotinic) receprors are so named because they have an affinity for bonding with nicotine. That's where nicotine exerts its effects. They were there before you started using nicotine, and will be there after you stop. Think of any other receptor site that has an affinity for a specific biochemical (serotonin, dopamine, endorphin, acetylcholine, gaba, etc). ...Read more

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Quitting smoking, will my lungs repair themselves over time?

No Butts: Yes, depending on the amount and length exposure (pack years = packs of cigarettes smoked daily divided by the amount of years smoked). Research has shown that lungs of x-smokers are indistinguishable from those of non-smokers 10-15 years after one has quit smoking. The body has the tendency to heal itself. ...Read more

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Can you get bad headaches after quitting smoking for 2 days?

Can you get bad headaches after quitting smoking for 2 days?

Stimulant: Any time you take a stimulant regularly, the stop it, you can get a headache, for a day or longer. Nicotine is similar to caffeine, similar to to pseudoephedrine, all lead to headaches once stopped. ...Read more

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What are the day-by-day quitting smoking withdrawal symptoms?

What are the day-by-day quitting smoking withdrawal symptoms?

Headaches/nausea: Firs few days you may feel
hedache and anxiety
tingling in hands&feet
sweating
cold symptoms
irritability
nasea
insomnia
mental confusion
depression
craving for nicotine
helplesness. ...Read more

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Becoming harder to breathe after quitting smoking, what to do?

Becoming harder to breathe after quitting smoking, what to do?

Not unusual: After people stop tobacco, the lungs' mechanisms for cleaning themselves out start to work again, and often there is increased coughing and production of phlegm than there was before, sometimes associated with feelings of shortness of breath because of the coughing. Usually this improves in several weeks, but if you are really short of breath, you should see your doctor for it. Congrats4 quitting. ...Read more

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Would it be considered normal to wheeze after quitting smoking?

Would it be considered normal to wheeze after quitting smoking?

No: Wheezing after smoking can be seen in chronic bronchitis and asthma, which can be worsened by tobacco smoking causing inflammation and swelling of the bronchial tubes. Chronic bronchitis involves increased mucus production and bronchial inflammation, and bronchospasm which is not infrequently associated with wheezing., mainly due to tobacco smoking. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I have chest pain after quitting smoking!?

ChstPain/smokingquit: More info is needed. How long after qitting smoking? How severe and how long is the pain? Is there heaviness in the chest? Is there shortness of breath? Are you more anxiouosa? There are more questions needing answers. You need to check with your doctor as to possible other cases. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help with quitting smoking? How effective is it?

Can acupuncture help with quitting smoking? How effective is it?

Sometimes: There are some studies that have shown acupuncture to be helpful for quitting smoking. Everybody responds differently but there is little risk in trying acupuncture with an experienced practitioner. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Giannone
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Smoking Cessation (Definition)

Smoking any tobacco product is harmful to your baby, including "light" cigarettes, cigars (and marijuana). Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. Most smokers find it hard to break all the habits or ties they've built into their lives around smoking. Quitting smoking does reduce a number of ...Read more


Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more