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Will Chronic Bronchitis Heal If I Stop Smoking
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
What kind of techniques can I do to breathe if the people around me won't stop smoking in front of me and I have chronic bronchitis asthma?
Not an easy answer.: This may sound insensitive, but unfortunately if the people that you spend time with do not respect you enough to stop smoking around you to help you with your health problem, then you may need to find other people to spend time with. Maybe mention to them that smoking will cause chronic bronchitis if they continue. ...Read more
No...: Unfortunately, there is no cure for chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. The measures you describe are important to do, however, in order to slow the progression of the disease and to control symptoms of the disorder. If you smoke and do not yet have copd, smoking cessation can prevent the disease from occurring in the first place. ...Read more
How can someone who has severe chronic bronchitis and coughs constantly continue smoking cigarettes?
Needs to quit...: Smoking will cause airway inflammation to continue leading to more rapid progression of the chronic bronchitis as well as worsening symptoms over time. Chronic bronchitis cannot be cured but progression will be slower and sxs improved once the person quits smoking. The smoker's doctor can help with smoking cessation. ...Read more
Can you tell me if it's possible for a 17 year old male to develop chronic bronchitis from smoking ganja once?
Unlikely: Chronic means for a long time. It probably would take multiple episodes of smoking ganja in order to develop chronic bronchitis. You might get acute bronchitis, which is a sudden development of bronchitis, that could be caused by irritation to your bronchi from the ingredients in the smoke. This should however resolve if you don't continue to smoke. ...Read more
Can you tell me is it humanly possible for a 17 year old male to develop chronic bronchitis from smoking weed once?
Maybe not: It does indeed sound unlikely....Unless the weed was contaminated with something that set you up to have respiratory problems. If the resp system is your weak system then after one infection you may be more susceptible to recurrent infections. I do have great success with chinese medicine so you may want to see a chinese medicine practitioner for more help....Or a pulmonologist as well. ...Read more
I am currently taking chantix to stop smoking and I'm also on steroids for bronchitis. Are these two medications safe?
Depends: Prednisone for short periods of time is safe. Chantix however is under scrutiny after a canadian study was published this summer showing a high risk of stroke and heart attack in patients taking the drug. Like all medication the risk must be balanced by the benefit. I have had a lot of patients have high success with chantix. ...Read more
Started smoking 2 weeks ago. Got fever, cough w/mucus. Can an md see whether its chronic or acute bronchitis? I have quit smoking (2ndhand smoker +yrs)
Yes: COPD is caused by the accumulated damage created by exposure of the lungs to the toxins in cigarette smoke. If smoking is stopped, no new damage occurs and some old damage can heal. However, just like with the skin, sometimes scarring is left behind which can leave permanent changes. Damage that is not yet "scarred" can often heal. The sooner the smoking stops, the better. ...Read more
Yes: The lungs begin to clear themselves almost as soon as you quit, but the process can take many months, and even years. Risks of lung and heart disease return back to baseline after about 10 years following quitting. How well the lungs heal depends on how much damage was done. If someone has severe emphysema, it will not get worse, but might not get much better. Otherwise, healing is pretty good. ...Read more
Will help a lot: Smoking will cause constriction of blood vessel in the gingiva, gingival fibrosis, root surface roughness, and ultimately insufficient tissue repair due to reduced vascularization. Stop smoking weed will definitely help your teeth and gums heal better. ...Read more
If you stop smoking can your fallopian tubes heal and undo blockage? I have had 3 etopic pregnancies none ruptured. Have both tubes still.
Currently sick with bronchitis. Recently quit smoking. Smoked 25 yrs. The bronchitis seems to be pulling a ton o black sputum up. How much is normal?
? 25 years worth. In: Medical school gross anatomy lab, some had bodies donated by people who had smoked. Seeing either outer or inner lungs the difference (vs. Non-smokers) was blatantly obvious. Non-smoker lungs (despite no blood&embalming fluid) looked similar to other organ tissues. But not smokers; Their lungs looked like coal from all the microscopic inhaled & retained smoke particles. See: https://goo. Gl/okLMVz. ...Read more
I quit smoking, developed a bronchitis type cough and coughed up a small amount of bright red blood should just once should I be concerned?
Cough, phlegm: Could be from smoking or other irritants, associated with sinuses too, and mainly smoking. Good time to quit. ...Read more
Progressive: COPD tends to be progressive. But inhaled & oral meds, along with smoking cessation, & supplemental oxygen if needed, can significantly slow the progress. Other ills, like heart disease, make it worse. End-stage sign is acute flare up episodes ("exacerbations") requiring more frequent hospital stays. That's the time to focus on life quality over life prolonging care (hospice). Hope that helps. ...Read more
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POOR CLEARANCE OF: Secretions increases chances for infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends...: Oxygen should be thought of as a drug and like any drug, there is associated toxicity with using too much for too long. If you breathe 100 percent oxygen for a long period of time, it will actually cause more lung damage. So, no one should breathe that much oxygen unless absolutely necessary and the doctor will decrease it asap. Only when a doctor prescribes it, usually in a hospital setting. ...Read more
Smoking any tobacco product is harmful to your baby, including "light" cigarettes, cigars (and marijuana). Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. Most smokers find it hard to break all the habits or ties they've built into their lives around smoking. Quitting smoking does reduce a number of ...Read more