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What are the risks of smoking cigarettes during second trimester of pregnancy?

What are the risks of smoking cigarettes during second trimester of pregnancy?

Many: The most severe risks are for your baby. Growth retardation, premature delivery and multiple developmental effects are the concern there. Then, for you, it is elevation of blood pressure, pulmonary infections, asthma, low oxygen levels, smell bad and others. Would you put a cigarette in your baby's mouth after it is born? That is what you do if you smoke while it is attached in your womb! qui. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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My penis doesnt go up during sex i heard it has alot to do with smoking cigarettes which i do alot in order to fix it what should i do?

My penis doesnt go up during sex i heard it has alot to do with smoking cigarettes which i do alot in order to fix it what should i do?

See below: Most common risk factors for erectile dysfunction include: aging, diabetes, HTN, high cholesterol, obesity, tobacco use, medications, recreational drugs, alcohol, lack of exercise, and anxiety/depression. In otherwise young and healthy men: anxiety performance along with alcohol, tobacco, and drug use/abuse are most common. Healthy diet and lifestyle are best preventative measures. ...Read more

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Cramps during second trimester of pregancy?

Cramps during second trimester of pregancy?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more

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Is a light brown discharge during the 2nd trimester of pregancy a normal?

Is a light brown discharge during the 2nd trimester of pregancy a normal?

Can be normal: Typically, light brown discharge is indicative of bleeding from the cervix or placenta/uterus at some point in the pregnancy. Brown discharge is old blood typically. A little bit of brown discharge is common in most pregnancies. You should definitely mention to your doctor, and possibly refrain from intercourse until you see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a list of heath risks of smoking cigarettes?

What is a list of heath risks of smoking cigarettes?

Many: 1respiratory problems like copd, cough, phlegm, shortness of breath 2lung cancer 3coronary artery disease leading to angina and heart attack 4blockage of arteries causing peripheral vascular disease in legs and stroke 5abdominal aortin aneurysm 6cancers like bladder, cervix, esophagus, oral cavity, pancreas, pharynx, stomach, leukemia 7infertility, sids, preterm babies 8osteoporisis 9dental&gum disease 10skin. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed give you the same cancer risk as smoking cigarettes?

Can smoking weed give you the same cancer risk as smoking cigarettes?

Smoking: Smoking of any substance irritates tissues everywhere it touches. So while cannibus is not tobacco, there are still risks associated. Some studies have shown that many folks smoke cannibus in addition to tobacco. If that's the case, it's a double whammy. ...Read more

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Can you lose a large amount of weight from smoking cigarettes?

Can you lose a large amount of weight from smoking cigarettes?

Doubt it: Never studied. Some people gain weight when they stop smoking. The reasons for this are unclear. They may be eating more or their metabolism may have slowed. However, there is no evidence that beginning smoking in current non smokers has an opposite effect and the health consequences are horrible. ...Read more

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What kind of diseases can you get from smoking cigarettes off the ground?

What kind of diseases can you get from smoking cigarettes off the ground?

Mostly the same ones: you get from cigarettes you DON'T pick up off the ground. I am going to assume you have a computer and pay for an internet service, so I am concerned as to why you are picking up butts. Anybody who has a bacterial or viral infection can leave saliva with these germs on the cigarette, and you could be exposed. In addition, tuberculosis could be spread, as well as herpesvirus infections. Quit now. ...Read more

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When someone quits smoking cigarettes, do they tend to get really cranky and distant?

When someone quits smoking cigarettes, do they tend to get really cranky and distant?

Not uncommon: This can happen - especially when quitting cold turkey. Recommend involvement in a formal smoking cessation program. Auricular acupuncture can prevent these symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I test my teenager to see if they are smoking cigarettes?

How do I test my teenager to see if they are smoking cigarettes?

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

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Is smoking cigarettes down to the filter really bad? Cant afford them anymore

Is smoking cigarettes down to the filter really bad? Cant afford them anymore

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

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Please help! what is the difference between smoking paper and smoking cigarettes?

Please help! what is the difference between smoking paper and smoking cigarettes?

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

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What will happen if i cut down smoking cigarettes / weed? Will i get any health benefits?

What will happen if i cut down smoking cigarettes / weed? Will i get any health benefits?

Much better: Stopping smoking is the best way to feel better ib many ways. Smoking weed can sometime cause kidney failure. Be careful. Quit. ...Read more

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What to if I am just curious, what is worse on the human body, smoking cigarettes or eating process?

What to if I am just curious, what is worse on the human body, smoking cigarettes or eating process?

Smoking cigs: By far. In fact, internal tobacco company documents have revealed that they are the actual sponsors of some of the foolish / subscientific claims about ways to protect yourself from getting cancer / other risk factors for coronary artery disease, cancer and stroke. My physician / scientist colleagues have all quit smoking and almost none worry about "eating processed foods.". ...Read more

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Can smoking cigarettes and drinking coffee make you lazy?

Can smoking cigarettes and drinking coffee make you lazy?

No: Laziness is a choice. 'get busy living or get busy dying.' --morgan freeman. ...Read more

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I've been smoking cigarettes for nearly 20 years, how do I cleanse my lungs?

I've been smoking cigarettes for nearly 20 years, how do I cleanse my lungs?

Stop smoking: Nothing but time will "cleanse" your lungs, meaning allowing them to heal. You can never completely undo the damage of smoking but risks of heart disease and cancer to decrease the longer it's been since you stopped. So stop smoking. ...Read more

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What are good ways i can fight constipation after quiting smoking cigarettes?

What are good ways i can fight constipation after quiting smoking cigarettes?

Smoking or not: Generally does not contribute to constipation. However if you also drank a lot of coffee or alcohol with your smoking than these could contribute to constipation. I would eliminate all caffeine and alcohol and drink at least 80 oz of other fluids daily and get some exercise and this should correct the constipation. ...Read more