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I smoke, am I more susceptible to contracting legionnaires' disease?

I smoke, am I more susceptible to contracting legionnaires' disease?

Yes: Legionnaires' disease is an infection with a bacteria that causes a pneumonia. It is transmitted in a waterborne fashion, often from cooling towers, humidifiers and such. It is not spread person-to-person. It is treated with antibiotics. Avoiding a source is the best way to avoid infection. Risk factors include smoking, older age, diabetes, lung or kidney disease, cancer, or a poor immune system. ...Read more

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What is the disease of the smoke?

What is the disease of the smoke?

Very many: Hi. Smoking maims and kills in a wide variety of ways including (but not limited to): lung cancer, mouth and tongue cancer, esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, breast cancer, COPD, heart attack, stroke, peripheral arterial disease, amputation, any many I haven't mentioned. Those all sound so nice, I don't know why EVERYONE doesn't smoke! PLEASE DON'T SMOKE!!! ...Read more

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What to do if I have Crohn's disease can I smoke weed?

What to do if I have Crohn's disease can I smoke weed?

No evidence: There is no evidence that marijuana exacerbates Crohn's disease. However people who smoke marijuana are more likely to smoke nicotine. Nicotine definitely worsens Crohn's disease. So you need to be careful. ...Read more

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About to be 25. Smoked about a pack a day since i was 16. Quitting now. By quitting young will i avoid all smoking related disease?

About to be 25. Smoked about a pack a day since i was 16. Quitting now. By quitting young will i avoid all smoking related disease?

Possibly : First, great that you are quitting. Yes you will decrease the likelihood that you will have lung problems by stopping. However it will never go to zero as you smoked for almost a decade. ...Read more

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If someone smoked 20 cigarettes over a year and then never smokes again would you say they are at risk compared to normal person of smoking diseases?

If someone smoked 20 cigarettes over a year and then never smokes again would you say they are at risk compared to normal person of smoking diseases?

Could be: If you smoked 20 cig (1 pacK in USA) X 1 yr that is 1 pack year. To develope disease an average of 20 pack yrs are required Likely if stoped after 1 yr will be normal within q year if any damage occured. ...Read more

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I have Crohn's disease, is it bad to smoke weed from a dealer?

I have Crohn's disease, is it bad to smoke weed from a dealer?

Perhaps: There is one study out of israel that showed improvement of symptoms but not remission of the disease in 10/11 patients who used medical marijuana, 2 joints daily for 2 months. This is a very small study and did not achieve the results we use to judge every other medical treatment of crohn's disease: actual healing of the gut lining. Also, "weed" from a dealer is probably not as safe. ...Read more

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Can I still smoke marijuana if I have addisons disease?

Can I still smoke marijuana if I have addisons disease?

I suppose: And you can still shoot heroin too but why would you. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol and smoke with Crohn's disease?

I don't think either: Will make crohn's disease worse specifically. But smoking will certainly hurt your lungs and all air passages. Small amounts of alcohol will probably not hurt, but large amounts can harm any GI tract, with or without crohn's disease. ...Read more

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Could it be bad for people who have heart disease that smoke?

Could it be bad for people who have heart disease that smoke?

Very bad: Coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease all worse and even can cause sudden death in active smokers. Stop smoking before is too late. Consult your physician for in depth conversation. ...Read more

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HELP! Someone accidentally blew smoke in to eye will I catch a disease?

HELP! Someone accidentally blew smoke in to eye will I catch a disease?

Not a problem: I know of no disease that will survive in the composition that is smoke. Your eyes will clear out the smoke and you should do well. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you smoke heavily, will you get a cardiovascular disease?

I'm just wondering, if you smoke heavily, will you get a cardiovascular disease?

High chance: Lung cancer copd- emphysema and peripheral arterial obstruction coronary artery obstruction more cigarettes and more years raises the odds! ...Read more

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What is the liklelyhood of 41 female smokes on BP med press good all tests normal will I get heart disease early.

What is the liklelyhood of 41 female smokes on BP med press good all tests normal will I  get heart disease early.

Can't give you a %: BUT your risk is definitely increased significantly compared with a premenopausal woman, nonsmoker and with "all good tests". Tobacco is toxic to endothelium of all internal organs and cessation is highly recommended. Seriously consider it and even your lung function can normalise after 1 year of quitting tobacco. Numerous health benefits. ...Read more

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I am prescribed several antibiotics at once to help control Lyme disease. I feel completely stoned! I don't drink or smoke or take anything else. Help?

I am prescribed several antibiotics at once to help control Lyme disease. I feel completely stoned! I don't drink or smoke or take anything else. Help?

Not normal Treatment: Standard therapy is doxycycline and if this doesn't work , or for advanced disease rocrphin. Taking several antibiotics is unusual. Make sure you are seeing someone with experience in Lyme disease and the diagnosis is correct. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a lung disease, can I smoke weed?

What to do if I have a lung disease, can I smoke weed?

You're kidding right: Since smoking weed uses fragile lung tissues to let the drug enter your bloodstream, any use can aggravate your lung disease. As a student, i recall meeting a former miss texas who was dying of advanced lung disease at 35, she had advanced lung disease but liked to smoke. She looked 80. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a lung disease, can I smoke weed?

What do you recommend if I have a lung disease, can I smoke weed?

Not recommended.: Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged ; deeper than with tobacco. Higher combustion temperatures are reached because it is smoked to a shorter butt. This leads to a carboxyhemoglobin concentration that is 5 x ^ than tobacco. 3 x more tar is inhaled. Prolonged use of cannabis can lead to airway inflammation, wheezing ; ^ in sputum production. ...Read more

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If you smoke heavily, are you at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease?

If you smoke heavily, are you at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease?

Absolutely: Smoking is one of the highest risk factors for cardiovascular disease. You are more likely to develop problems with the blood vessels of the heart as well as the blood vessels of the body with smoking. It will causing narrowing and could lead to heart attacks or bad circulation to your legs. Stopping smoking will only help your overall health. ...Read more

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