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Smoking And Costochondritis
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. ...Read more
Smoking Cessation: #1 both increase the risk of oral cancer. Cigarettes, when inhaled, increase lung cancer risk. #2. Nicotine anonymous #3 I have had success treating people in recovery from nicotine addiction using the patch. Decrease the dose very gradually, making reductions every two weeks or longer, to increase the likelihood of staying stopped. This works bests if done in combination with #2. ...Read more
Probably not: Smoking cannabis can make a lot of other things about you worse -- like your coordination, perceptions, thinking & problem solving, learning, memory, fertility, immune system activity, etc. But it will probably not make costochondritis worse. It may make you less aware of it, but it will also not heal it. ...Read more
Inflammation...: Smoking causes airway inflammation and this inflammatory response in the lungs, in certain patients, will lead to the lung destruction that results in copd. Chronic bronchitis is a form of copd. Inflammation is the key and smoking cessation decreases this inflammation and thus, slows disease progression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
29/healthy/female below both ribs chest tightness and on/off neck pain. No cough but plenty of sinus issues and stress lately. Anxiety or pneumonia?
Check uo: Sounds more like nerves but need an exam to be sure. ...Read more
Smoking can increase: Anxiety because nicotine acts as a stimulant & smoking decreases lung functioning. Anything that reduces healthy breathing can create anxiety feelings. Smoking often feels relaxing to a smoker because it temporarily reduces symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On steroids and antibiotics for asthma. Smoked two hits of MJ earlier, and tightened me up. Does marijuana smoke constrict airways like tobacco?
Yes it does : Long?term use of cannabis is known to cause chronic bronchitis and airflow obstruction. Remember polluted air has adverse on pulmonary function. No matter what you smoke it's not clean air. Instead of steroids learn causes of asthma and treat them. Please visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn how to treat the cause ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The condition of your lungs to get sufficient Oxygen into your blood stream is very critical at altitudes even as low as 5000 feet at night and 10,000 in day. Without the proper Oxygen, you suffer from hypoxia - you feel that all is ok because your judgment center is disarmed. Go do the altitude chamber exercise for a real eye opener on how hypoxia affect you and you do not know it when hypoxic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Tobacco use in any form is not good for the body. ...Read more
Would parachuting and smoking crystal meth, smoking, cause cancer-like growths on the stomach, liver, and added reflux?
23 female non alcoholic and non smoker. Diagnosed with stress and acid reflux. Would like to know if linked with heart. Chest pain, fatigue and pains.
Maybe: It would not take very long to understand if they are all related. An evaluation by your primary care doctor will help shed some light. He will speak to you, examine you, and likely order a couple of tests, but you will have your answer. Good luck. ...Read more
Heartburn and belching. pain in middle of chest. dizziness and weak feeling. cardiac or Gerd? history of Gerd. but hight cholesterol and overweight.
Heartburn: and GERD. You need to see your doctor to be certain. If GERD, consider using a natural supplement called DGL. It is a form of licorice processed to remove the enzyme that can raise blood pressure when licorice is eaten for along time. It can work well when taken before a meal. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Shortness of breath on exertion and at rest. Former smoker but already quit. What could it be, in a 26 year-old.....?
Shortness of breath: There is a long list of causes of shortness of breath. Asthma and other lung diseases; heart diseases; anemia. Your symptoms are potentially serious and should be investigated. Would need more information to make any useful suggestions. Should see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
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