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Smoking Cigarettes While Taking Creatine
What are the risk factors for taking metoprolol and amlodipine together and the effects that smoking cigarettes while taking them will cause.
Good for you: Hopefully you will soon abandon the e-cig as well. Congratulations. ...Read more
See below : To the smoker none, but lots of people get financial benefits from selling them. ...Read more
Bad idea: Any time you have had ventricular tachycardia (vtach), you need to take care of your heart. Speak with your cardiologist about what medication they want to give you to prevent this again but anything that stresses your heart, can lead to problems. Smoking decreases oxygenation, caffeine causes too much stimulation so have a better lifestyle will be key. ...Read more
Smoking: The exact mechanism is hard to say. If you don't know already there are hundreds of toxic substances in cigarettes. Nicotine as well as others of these alter neurotransmitters or the chemical and electrical activity in your brain. The bottom line is your brain is telling you to stop smoking, not a good idea. Please do so by whatever means possible. ...Read more
Yes and no:
Both do harm to the body in different ways, nicotine is implicated with cancer, weed also has implicated with cancer in a recent study an increased incidence of testicular cancer was found.
In regard to addiction they both cause increase of Dopamine which happens to be the chief chemical associated with pleasure, reward and re-inforcement of a behavior. I would suggest both not be used. ...Read more
Has it occurred to: You to stop smoking? Nicotine can produce a lot of nausea, and if you have increased your smoking — either the number of cigarettes, or smoking higher nicotine cigarettes or inhaling more deeply or smoking down to the butt — you may be nicotine loading and getting nausea from it. Your body is giving you a message — listen to it! Get help with a smoking cessation program and quit. ...Read more
Multiple ways: Increase in coronary artery disease, increase stroke, increased lung cancer, increased chronic bronchitis, increased chronic obstructive lung disease. The adverse effects for cigarettes account for one in five deaths in the us. One of the best sites would be the cdc website for more information. ...Read more
Best to ask: The best thing to do is to ask your teenager if they are smoking. Your doctor can run tests to see if nicotine is present in your teen's system, but most (if not all) physicians will not test teens for any sort of drug use without the teen's consent. So, this is really a conversation you should have with your teen, instead of a test. Honest communication is invaluable. ...Read more
These are the latest statistics from the cdc in 2012: thousands of young people begin smoking every day.
Each day, more than 3, 800 persons younger than 18 years of age smoke their first cigarette.
Each day, about 1, 000 persons younger than 18 years of age begin smoking on a daily basis. ...Read more
Short term: wheezing, constant coughing, high blood presure, mouth odor, lack of taste sensation, difficuly smelling things, stained teeth & fingers
long term: copd, emphysema, oral cancer, lung cancer, stroke, heart failure, heart disease, and many things we don't even know about. ...Read more
count the ways: Nicotine paralizes cilia in lung causes more serious infections, cough, gross phlegm. Co weakens you and has the same effect as anemia. The smoke destroys the lung leading to emphesema. Your skin gets coarse and premature aging. Teeth/fingers get yellow. You smell gross. Oh yes, cancer of lungs, mouth, stomach and other organs. Also, anxiety, depression. But it might look cool. ...Read more
Withdrawals: You would most likely have withdrawal symptoms like achiness, irritability and trouble sleeping. This is what is referred to as "cold turkey" and it can vary tremendously in patients from how much they smoke before quitting and their own sensitivity. You might want to consider having your doctor prescribe a medicine like Chantix or wellbutrin (bupropion) to help or use a nicotine sustitute to help. ...Read more
Generally not: Although if you are hiding your smoking habit that is not a bad place to go. Stop smoking and you will not have to worry about the frequency of bathroom trips. It should not have anything to do with your urge to defecate or urinate. ...Read more
Time to see your Dr.: This is a terrible habit to continue doing, when your life is at risk. Withdrawal from smoking is easily managed when working with your doctor. S/he can recommend taking nicotine patches or gum to help you get out of cigarettes altogether. Smoking down to the filter is the most dangerous thing you can do. Beware! ...Read more
Yes, but: Yes, but smoking is an unhealthy habit. Consider using this hiatus as an opportunity to quit. ...Read more
Don't understand ?: I have never had a patient who only smoked paper, so I am not sure what you are asking. Cigarette paper when burned gives a small amount of organic compounds which are part of the "tars" that smokers get, but don't have any of the rest of the stuff that is in the tobacco — like nicotine, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and hundreds of other toxins. ...Read more
Few things: Generally pipe smokers buy loose tobacco so there may be less hidden carcinogens unless you roll your own cigarettes. Pipe smokers may or may not inhale as deeply but can inhale deeper. In general, you ask for trouble with both. ...Read more
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