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I used meth and smoked for 20 years. I'm wondering if my lungs will heal from that and how much damage i actually did?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: No crystal ball...

Using crystal meth probably causes more damage to the brain than lungs and some studies suggest significant psychological/mental or cognitive impairment and higher risk for dementia.
Smoking cigarettes is the #1 cause of lung cancer, but COPD (chronic obstructive lung disease) causes much more disability/lower quality of life. Quantity and duration of use influence risk. Consult doc. Good luck.

In brief: No crystal ball...

Using crystal meth probably causes more damage to the brain than lungs and some studies suggest significant psychological/mental or cognitive impairment and higher risk for dementia.
Smoking cigarettes is the #1 cause of lung cancer, but COPD (chronic obstructive lung disease) causes much more disability/lower quality of life. Quantity and duration of use influence risk. Consult doc. Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lung damage?

Wondering if u are still using, & if not, how long have u been off of the habit.
Best to consult your primary care doc. For evaluation of your health & respiratory functions.

In brief: Lung damage?

Wondering if u are still using, & if not, how long have u been off of the habit.
Best to consult your primary care doc. For evaluation of your health & respiratory functions.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Alan Ali
Glad u r clean, hopefully your Primary Doc. will also give u clean bill of health. Great work.
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