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When Should I Quit Smoking And Drinking Before An Eye Surgery
Quitting smoking is the single most important decision smokers can make to improve their health. Preparing a quit-smoking plan and enlisting support from your doctor and your loved ones can greatly improve your chances of success. Your doctor can help you decide if over-the-counter or prescription medications can help. Pick a quit day a few weeks ahead and put it on your calendar. Plan how you're going deal with situations that make you want to smoke. Take advantage of support from family, friends, and co-workers, and consider joining a smoking cessation program so that you don't ...Read more
I have lasik (eye surgery) after a month.Will smoking marijuana(daily) complicate lasik?Should I stop smoking weed for few days before the surgery?
Conditional...: No medical issue. Definitely talk to your doctor. ...Read more
I've just quit smoking and drinking, and I've lost my appetite. Is this normal or is something wrong?
Not unusual: Congratulations on stopping smoking and drinking! Your health will be MUCH better for this. This creates a major shift in your body chemistry. People react differently- some have increased appetite, some decreased, some no change, but this will normalize within a few weeks.OK to not eat much but emphasize nutritious foods like salads, vegetables, wild salmon. Take a quality multivit. with L-5MTHF. ...Read more
Get support: You've started by asking here for help. There's no one way to quit drinking or smoking. Find what works best for you. That said, support makes a huge difference. Tell your doctor your goals. Ask about smoking cessation. Go to http://www.aa.org/ to see if AA is the next step for you. Lots of support there. Stay positive and go at your own pace. It's not how fast you go, it's staying the course. ...Read more
If i quit smoking and drinking wine every day how much faster will my fracture heeal. Humerus fracture with rod and pins. Been 3 weeks. Quitting today?
Hard to say: Quitting smoking is huge in terms of helping to get fractures to heal. Smoke contains multiple chemicals that can adversely affect bone healing. The average humerus fracture takes 10 weeks to heal, so it is hard to say how long your will take if you just quit smoking. Particularly because nicotine from smoking stays in your system about 4 weeks. Great job quitting! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alan Carr's easy way to stop smoking helped me n my wife quit smoking. But she is addicted to drinking daily. Is 3 glasses of red wine too much for he?
Try his book for it: If you both were pleased with his help on smoking, continue with his ideas on alcohol. Why switch from a winning strategy? The size of the glass matters of course and the issue of compulsion does too. So does her size, activity level, consumption w/ food, etc. But read his book - it's available to buy online. Best ...Read more
Better recovery: Smoking slows wound healing and bone healing in fusion patients. Because the majority of spine surgery is elective, it is advisable to do everything reasonably possible in order to maximize the chance of a successful outcome prior to proceeding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can I do to help with the emotional intensity of just having quit smoking, drinking alcohol and coffee?
Auricular acupunctur: Speak with your physician to ensure that stopping alcohol cold turkey will not put you at risk for withdrawal symptoms. If coffee use was high, a gradual taper is usually recommended. Auricular acupuncture is quite helpful for all three of these things. It can help you to feel calm and reduce cravings. ...Read more
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