Cigarette Smoking

Cigarette smoking can result in a lot of adverse effects on your health. It can result in vision problems, damage the lungs, cause infertility, deep vein thrombosis, erectile dysfunction, premature aging, and can increase the risk of heart attack and angina, diabetes, and cancer.

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How to handle asthmatic patient presenting with cough and smoking habit?

Query: Hi doctor, My nine-old daughter is having a bad hacking cough for a week. She has asthma and a slight heart murmur. She has a habit of smoking for two years. She is spitting a lot of phlegm. She is using inhalers. What to do?   Read Full »


Dr. Prakash Nagar

Paediatrician, Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Your daughter has a habit of smoking at an early state. She needs to stop it to have relief from cough. No one should smoke inside her room or close to her. Please mention whether she gets cough frequently during night time. Please mention...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest the seriousness of triple valve disease in a smoker.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42 year old male. I smoke 30 to 40 cigarettes per day. I was admitted into a hospital last week with chest pain and underwent angiography, which showed triple vessel disease. ECG was showing normal rhythm with no evidence of acute ischemic changes. Troponins were mildly elevat...  Read Full »


Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After seeing your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), yes, three of your major vessels are affected. But, the seriousness depends on the percentage of the block and how narrow the vessels have become, which I cannot make out by looking at the photo. ...  Read Full »

I am unable to stop smoking. Kindly suggest some steps to stop it.

Query: Hi doctor, My age is 20. I smoke five to six cigarettes per day for the last one year. I am unable to stop smoking. Please help me to get out of it. I do not want to smoke.  Read Full »


Dr. Shinas Hussain A P

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I appreciate you for taking a forward step to quit smoking.It is quite easy for you to quit smoking because it is just one year since you are into it.First of all, you need to set a quit date and inform your family and friends that you are quitting. Have a healthy diet a...  Read Full »

Should I get a small skin tag on my uvula checked?

Query: Hi doctor,I noticed a skin tag or a kind of elongation on my uvula. It does not cause any problems. But I am worried about it.   Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is nothing to be worried about your elongated uvula. There are few causes that can increase the size of the uvula. The causes are chronic smoking, alcohol consumption, GERD with LPR (gastroesophageal reflux disease with laryngopharyngeal reflux), dehydration, and ...  Read Full »

How to overcome erectile dysfunction problems?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-year-old male with a weight of 77 kilograms. I am having an erectile dysfunction issue for a few months. I am consulting for the first time regarding my erection issue.   Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Jairath

Urologist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Please mention the duration of having this issue. Please mention whether you have a problem while masturbating or doing intercourse. Please mention whether you are able to erect and penetrate into the vagina. Please mention whether you have diabetes or hypertension.   Read Full »

I have excess red blood cells in my body. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have excess red blood cells in my body. Recently, I had blood checkup, and it was 16.9% as per the report. Kindly advice to reduce it. I am 27 years old. I have little chest pain too when I squeeze my chest with a pressure through shoulders.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not very much elevated, but borderline and not a matter of worry. Do you smoke? If yes, then needs to stop it. Do you have any breathing difficulties? For reducing excess red blood cells, we need to find out the cause for it like smoking and needs to stop if any....  Read Full »

What are my chances of lung cancer due to smoking for three years?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 17 years old and turning 16 this month. I have been smoking marijuana and cigarettes for nearly three years or maybe less. I have been feeling pressure or a bubble like feeling in my left lung. I have really bad anxiety when it comes to thinking that I have cancer. It paranoids me. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Lung cancer at this age is rare. Also, three years is not a duration that will lead to cancer and exposure needs to be in decades.Also, you already underwent investigation and found nothing. I think you should not be worried at this stage. Your symptoms are psychological...  Read Full »

Why am I anxious and wake up with a racing heart?

Query: Hello doctor, A few months back, I felt a shock in my heart. There was chest discomfort; I was sweating and my pulse was going down. I almost felt like a heart attack, but, after a few minutes everything was normal. The next day I went to my GP to check and in ECG he found that I had irregular hea...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all your details. Firstly, you have not mentioned your smoking and alcohol habits. Do you ever have gastritis, GERD or heartburn as they can also mimic the same symptoms? Your palpitations are related to sinus tachycardia. Sinus tachycardia is a cond...  Read Full »

Are herbal cigarettes better than regular cigarettes?

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 20 (almost 21). My weight is 275, and my height is 5’ 7”. I am currently taking these medications: Effexor (150 mg), Abilify (2 mg), Mononessa, and vitamin D. I was thinking of trying herbal cigarettes, but I am worried about their effects on my medications. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Herbal products usually do not cause any side effects, but smoking is not good, so you can avoid that if possible. Any kind of smoking is not good for the lungs. Eating and using herbal products for skin and other ...  Read Full »

Why do I have chest pains that increase on smoking?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 20-year-old female with a weight of 63 kilograms. I have chest pain for a couple of months and it became constant now. Pain gets worse when I eat. I have pain in different spots. Sometimes it is present on the right side or left side or on my ribs. Sometimes, I seem to have swollen ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The main risk factor is smoking and try to quit smoking. Pain at different sites and bloating can be due to acidity or gas. You have mentioned about swollen ribs. It is unusual to have it because ribs are bones and they do not show swelling. Y...  Read Full »

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