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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Why does the throat hurt from smoking cigarettes?

Query: Hello doctor, Why does my throat hurt after smoking cigarettes for the first time?  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay S Bhat

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinic.com. Since your throat is not used to the smoke, which contains a large number of chemicals, it got injured and started to pain. Chronic smokers will not experience pain due to a permanent change in the cells of the throat, which resist smoke-induced injury. Your throat wil...  Read Full »

Why do I have chest pain during deep breathing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 68 year old male. My height is 5'4" and weight is 142 lbs. I stopped smoking at the age of 38. I drink on an average of half bottle of beer a day at most. I do prepare my own food, which is mostly organic. I eat meat, egg, little dairy, vegetables, a fair amount of raw food, seeds...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As your chest pain and heaviness is related to exertion (walking) a possibility that it is of cardiac origin cannot be neglected. A very important feature of stable angina is angina on exertion. The stabbing pain and dull nature, which can better be termed as chest hea...  Read Full »

Why do I have chest pains that increase on smoking?

Query: Ive been having chest pains for a couple of months now which recently have gotten much more constant (all time thing now). I am a 20 year old, 140 pound female. The pain gets worse when i eat. The pain is always in a different spot on the chest; sometimes left side or right side breast, or on my rib...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq Thank you fore brief history and I understand your concern. Actually the risk main risk factor is smoking so first of all I would suggest you to quit smoking. Other thing is pain at different sites and bloating can be due to acidity or gas in simple words. But as you mention...  Read Full »

Can dry socket occur due to smoking?

Query: Hello doctor,Is it normal for the tooth extraction healing process to exceed one week? Specifically, rawness accompanied by dull pain. I am a smoker and concerned whether dry socket can occur due smoking on day six after the procedure.  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Normal complete healing of an extracted tooth socket will definitely take up to two weeks. As you have asked, the rawness and dull pain would be there in the first week. Also, dry socket can occur within the first three days of extraction and not anytime later. It happe...  Read Full »

I have little chest pain and my chest hurts during smoking. Do I have lung cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 28-years-old male with 250lb. I have little pain in the chest when taking a deep breath, especially in the morning. I do not have a cough at all when I try to cough hard sometimes there is little tiny blood in my saliva, and my mouth tastes bloody. I keep smoking these two weeks ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. First of all, do not think directly about lung cancer because the possibility of it is very less. Possibility of other smoking-induced lung diseases like pleurisy, lung infection, bronchitis, etc. is more likely. So please let me know, ...  Read Full »

After quitting smoking, will blood viscosity reverse back to normal?

Query: Hello doctor, It has been seven days since I have smoked a cigarette (quit cold turkey). How long will it take after quitting smoking, for the blood to be free from nicotine? Is blood viscosity reversible by simply cutting down nicotine?  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at the query, my opinion is as follows: The effect of nicotine is dependent upon the amount and years of cigarettes smoked and can vary from two days to two months. On an average, usually within a month of withdrawal of nicotine, the blood viscosity starts redu...  Read Full »

Does dry socket result from smoking 24 hours after tooth extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my lower back tooth pulled out three days back. It took a lot of effort to pull it out, as it was not loose. I have a little pain in that area and in my jaw, and I am terrified that I have or I am getting a dry socket. I am a smoker, and I waited for 24 hours before I smoked afte...  Read Full »


Dr. Purva Jingar

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like a dry socket, but wait for a week, for it to heal. Also, if the pain exceeds more than seven days, then visit a dentist and get an x-ray done. Until then, follow the prescribed medications and quit smoking, as it is not a good habit. Drink lots of water,...  Read Full »

If I quit smoking, will it help with my heavy breathing and weakness?

Query: Hello doctor, I smoke a lot, and these days I am experiencing difficulty in smoking. I feel weak, and my eyes are getting closed and feeling heavy breathing when using stairs.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, these problems can be due to smoking. It may lead to heart problems which causes breathing problems on exertion. Tell me if you have chest pain on walking, any palpitations, any family history of heart disease, or any history of diabetes, hypertension,etc.? ...  Read Full »

What causes red spots in the throat?

Query: Hi doctor, Please see the attached pictures of my mouth. The lump on top of my mouth is a torus. I have a red spot on the side of it though. What could it be?  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You do not have to worry about these red spots (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Those are normally seen on the palate due to minor blood clots formed due to either some pressure applied on the palate by tongue or even without any cause. It happens due to ...  Read Full »

Can smoking weed cause left lower stomach pain with blood in mucus while spitting?

Query: Hi doctor, My left lower stomach is having pain from quite a few months. I was an active smoker but now I left smoking a few days ago and the day before yesterday I saw blood in my mucus and today also while spitting small amount of blood came so I am a little worried that what it might be.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, I must ensure you that you are too young to develop any serious thing within your lungs or upper respiratory tract because of that much smoking. I am wondering if you could tell me how many years you have been smoking? and what is the number of cigarettes per ...  Read Full »

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