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My mom smokes almost 40 cigars every day and she feels out of breath. Is she ok?

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Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine

In brief: Needs to be Seen

Shortness of breath can be a symptom of lung disease, especially in someone who smokes a lot.
She should probably be evaluated by a doctor and may need treatment. Encourage her to see a primary care doctor, like family medicine or internal medicine, as soon as possible to get a solid evaluation and physical exam.

In brief: Needs to be Seen

Shortness of breath can be a symptom of lung disease, especially in someone who smokes a lot.
She should probably be evaluated by a doctor and may need treatment. Encourage her to see a primary care doctor, like family medicine or internal medicine, as soon as possible to get a solid evaluation and physical exam.
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Family disease

Addiction is a family disease.
Mutual support helps. Your mom might consider attending nicotine anonymous. You may also be affected by her addiction. If so, you might consider attending codependents anonymous.

In brief: Family disease

Addiction is a family disease.
Mutual support helps. Your mom might consider attending nicotine anonymous. You may also be affected by her addiction. If so, you might consider attending codependents anonymous.
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
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