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Will Your Body Heal Itself If You Quit Smoking After 30 Years
Not really: After you quit smoking, your risk of various cancers decreases and you can regain some lung function with exercise and healthy habits. However, the effects of long-term smoking like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and emphysema are permanent. Treatment can help alleviate symptoms, but they do not cure these conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not necessarily: It depends on what kind of damage was present before you stopped smoking, and this varies highly between smokers, based on how much they smoke, how deeply they inhale, and genetic and environmental factors as well. The lungs can completely heal after smoking cessation, although the dark pigment will not go away. If damage has been done, some healing can also occur, but isn't usually 100%. ...Read more
Naturally: Soda pop is not a disease. There is nothing to heal. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Smoking: It varies, but way take any chances, it is best to quit right now! ...Read more
Tremendous Incentive: After one year off cigarettes, your cardiac risk decreases is less than 1/2 of smoker, 5 years risk of cva decreases, 10 yrs, risk of lung cancer drops to 30 to 50% and 15 yrs, cardiac risk is same as if never smoked. Your lungs will never fully clean themselves as you say but your overall health will be greatly improved. ...Read more
I've been smoking for 6 years..Does the body will fully recover back if i stop smoking?Around how long?
It can: But it sometimes leaves a long term legacy, depending on your personal physiology. ...Read more
What happens if you've quit smoking at 25 years old. about how long will your lungs take to get back to where they were?
Maybe 5-8 years: It is hard to find research on that particular issue, but there are tests that a Pulmonary Specialist can perform (FEV1, lung capacity, arterial blood gases), that could check how good your lungs currently are. For long time smokers, 10-15 years to reduce risk of lung cancer to normal population. ...Read more
If im able to quit smoking cigarettes within the next year will my cancer risk return to that of a nonsmoker? Im about to turn 25
Close to it: quitting will improve your overall prognosis. And what if it isn't 100% better? Is that a reason not to do It? No! ...Read more
If smoking dries up your cervical mucus how soon after i quit will it start to return? Or will it return?
If you are smoking an e-cig with 12 mg nicotine, how long will it be in your body and will it destroy my studies i mean give me bad grades?
How long does it take for the lungs to regain normal functioning and cleanse itself after quitting 8 pack-years of smoking?
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
I'm wondering if you don't clean your teeth for about 3 years. will it affect how long gingivitis will go when you start cleaning after you have it ?
Yes but only if . . : You need to stay away from cigarettes and other forms of nicotine ; inhaled drugs. The longer you stay away, the better off you'll be. There are studies that demonstrate health benefits when 80yo quit smoking so stopping now gives you best chance overall of living a healthy life. Go see your family doc if you need help quitting. ...Read more
No.: If one quits smoking, the risk of disease and death definitely decreases, but not as much as if a person never smoked at all. Overall, it depends on the amount and length of time a person smoked cigarettes. If you eat healthy, exercise and take care of yourself, then your chance of having an average lifespan compared to someone who never smoked will definitely go up! ...Read more
Would your body have antibodies 12 years after HIV infection. I read after so long ur body stop producing them is that true?
How long once you quit smoking dose the nicatine stay in the body i'm about to quit smoking and want to remain smoke free?
I am smoking from last 4 years if i quit smoking by now can my body recover the damage caused by it?
Probably: Four years of cigarette smoking typically isn't going to cause a lot of damage to your lungs or anyone else's. The problem is that four can quickly become 40 and then you'll really be sick. Stop smoking now while your lungs are still healthy. Get help from your doctor your friends or family if you need to. ...Read more
I smoke 6 to 10 cigarette per day from past 4 years.What are it's effect on my body? . Now i want to quit smoking so what should I do?.
Bad effects-stop now: Smoking dramatically increases risk of heart disease, stroke, lung disease & cancer. It is probably the worst thing you can do for your health & quitting the best! even 6-10 cigarettes/day is quite hazardous. As soon as you stop your health will start to improve. See www.Shareguide.Com/smoking.Html & http://www.Whyquit.Com/ & http://altmedicine.About.Com/od/therapiesfromrtoz/a/quit_smoking.Htm. ...Read more
I quit smoking for two years now i smoked a pack a day for 18 years by quiting can my lungs heal?
I am 38 years old. I have smoked since i was 18 years oldand i quit smoking one day ago. Chantix helped me stop but is it too late for my lungs to heal?
Not too late!: Congratulations! our bodies have a remarkable ability to heal. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables (ideally organic) will help speed the healing process. A good multivitamin may help as well. Here is a good timetable of the healing process after one quits: http://whyquit.Com/whyquit/a_benefits_time_table.Html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Congratulations!: No one is safe, but you will steadily move from very unsafe (all smokers) to safer with each passing year. There is benefit in lung cancer reduction by quitting even up to 65 years of age. Best never to start. I stupidly smoked and quit @ age 33. Latest data say quit before 35, normal risk of non-smoker. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Even if you quit smoking weed for a great number of years, can those smoking events from the past hurt my future child?
Yes: Your child of the future will be impacted by your tacit acceptance of dangerous drug use. Your risk for psychosis symptoms or actual schizophrenia is significantly increased by marijuana use, which then will impact your ability to parent well. This data have been reported in many medical journals, with near universal agreement that late effects of marijuana are significant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Smoking cessation: Difficult problem unless the patient wants to quit. It is behavior that creates tobacco addiction, like addiction to any other substance. And for that behavior to change it requires motivation by the person addicted. There are support groups who in addition to a working with a behavioral professional can assist with some medications to help smoking cessation. ...Read more
I quit smoking 7 days ago. In the last 24 hours i've lost 9 pounds and i can't help but be petrified. I smoked for 10 years. Is this bad?
No, best to quit: Agree that 9 pounds in 1 day is likely water weight and shouldn't alarm you. If you are on other medications, however, talk to your provider. Sometimes quitting smoking can change how you metabolize the medications - you may need less, or more. You should feel great about quitting after 10 years. Keep working on getting through the day without tobacco. Call 1-800-quit now if you need any coaching! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been smoking since past three years and recently i quit smoking from two months is there any problems with stopping smoking suddenly?
No: "cold turkey" is by far the best way to stop. But you will go through an intense craving that you will have to resist. ...Read more
I'm 29 years old and smoke about 15 smokes a day I've used patches to quit but never seem to quit for long I need tips to quit smoking please ?
Keep at it: Addictions are chronic relapsing diseases and one has to keep at it. Typically it takes 6-7 tries. Give yourself at least six month with the patch and if you are highly dependent on nicotine based on serum cotinine levels you might benefit from a patch for the rest of your life. It's tobacco not the nicotine which is dangerous. At www.drrotcford.com under handouts there's a handout. ...Read more
I'm a 40 years man, i quit smoking 12 days ago,what's your recommendations to stay healthy? and what types of Periodic examinations should I take?
Smoking cessation: Congratulations on becoming smoke free. Keep up the good work. Staying healthy includes not smoking, eating a balanced diet of protein, fats, and carbs. Regular exercise such as brisk walking or jogging, and a good mental attitude. Please see your doctor to make sure you are healthy enough for the above and visit him/her yearly. Peace and good health. ...Read more
2 years: There is research that suggests being smoke free for 2 years returns much of the function. 10 months sees a major improvement. ...Read more
?: The longer you stay away from cigarettes the lower your risk. Genetic susceptibility may increase risk. ...Read more
I quit smoking hookah years ago, now i'm afraid that the hookah stunted my growth bc i smoked it daily from ages 16-18. Also i was a late bloomer.
I quit smoking, was smoking for 3 years maximum 7 cigarettes a day and not even everyday. what should I do not to have health problems. still risk?
Quit smoking: Congratulations! Eat a healthy food plan, no transfats, lower carbs, lots of fruits and vegetables. See your doc first and then create an exercise plan that fits your needs. Consider a personal trainer to get you started. Meditate. Enjoy family and friends. Peace and good health. High five. ...Read more
I'm 24 and quit smoking today. When will cotinine be out of my system? And the effects of smoking reverse themselves or is it to late? Smoked 6 years
As soon as 20 minute: Look at this site from the American Lung Association http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/i-want-to-quit/benefits-of-quitting.html You begin to improve in 20 minutes but some things take time - 15 years to have normal cardiac risks. ...Read more
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