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Yes I am a smoker for 15 yrs im about to quit and wanted to know if there is a way to help my lungs heal better?

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Dr. Karl Spector
Addiction Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Exercise!

Congratulations on quitting! it is, by far, the best thing you can do to help your lungs.
There isn't really much else you can do to help your lungs heal any better but certainly regular cardiovascular/aerobic exercise can benefit you in so many ways, healthier lungs are just the beginning! good luck!

In brief: Exercise!

Congratulations on quitting! it is, by far, the best thing you can do to help your lungs.
There isn't really much else you can do to help your lungs heal any better but certainly regular cardiovascular/aerobic exercise can benefit you in so many ways, healthier lungs are just the beginning! good luck!
Dr. Karl Spector
Dr. Karl Spector
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
4 doctors agree

In brief: Quit smoking

And exercise.

In brief: Quit smoking

And exercise.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Congrats!

Excellent idea! best health decision you can make.
After 15 years of smoking your lungs still have a good chance of doing well, depending on your makeup. Exercise can help further as it causes dilation of airways and optimizes oxygen use. Start with just walking as your lungs clear, and progress as you improve.

In brief: Congrats!

Excellent idea! best health decision you can make.
After 15 years of smoking your lungs still have a good chance of doing well, depending on your makeup. Exercise can help further as it causes dilation of airways and optimizes oxygen use. Start with just walking as your lungs clear, and progress as you improve.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Exercise.

While you may currently have less lung tissue than you had before you started smoking (emphysema), regular cardiovascular exercise going forward may help your remaining lung tissue to function more efficiently.

In brief: Exercise.

While you may currently have less lung tissue than you had before you started smoking (emphysema), regular cardiovascular exercise going forward may help your remaining lung tissue to function more efficiently.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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