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Is there any way to reverse the effect of 40 yrs of tobacco use other than quitting (already done)?

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Dr. Mouhammed Rihawi
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Quitting.

In brief: No

Quitting.
Dr. Mouhammed Rihawi
Dr. Mouhammed Rihawi
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Dr. Stephen Siegel
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Yes reversible

Reduced breathing capacity usually reversible with proper medications such as inhalers.
Evaluation with breathing tests, oxygen levels, chest xrays and evaluation of response to medications would be a good start.

In brief: Yes reversible

Reduced breathing capacity usually reversible with proper medications such as inhalers.
Evaluation with breathing tests, oxygen levels, chest xrays and evaluation of response to medications would be a good start.
Dr. Stephen Siegel
Dr. Stephen Siegel
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Difficult

Unfortunately the lugs dont have the ability to regenerate cells after injury.
Tobacco cessation slows down the rate of long loss but can't reverse damage. So far no medications for copd/emphysema have been shown to reverse injury/destruction of alveoli (the air sacs in the lung).

In brief: Difficult

Unfortunately the lugs dont have the ability to regenerate cells after injury.
Tobacco cessation slows down the rate of long loss but can't reverse damage. So far no medications for copd/emphysema have been shown to reverse injury/destruction of alveoli (the air sacs in the lung).
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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