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: My 9 year old daughter has had a bad hacking cough for about a week now and she has asthma and a slight heart murmur unfortunately she has been smoking for about 2 years now the cough won't go away and she is spitting up a lot of phlegm she is on inhalers what can I do  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Nagar

Paediatrician, Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hi I can understand your concern. Unfortunately your daughter is smoking at a very early age and I am confident she can give it up which she should and you can help her out for it. Also make sure anybody else should not smoke inside her room or close to her. Is she getting cough more so durin...  Read Full »

Should I concern about the nodular areas in the arch and tonsils due to chronic smoking?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 45 years old and quit smoking recently. I noticed two areas in my mouth that appear odd. Should I concerned about my tonsil and arch as it looks nodular? I do not have any trouble talking, swallowing, breathing, etc. No swelling or hoarseness.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please send clear pictures of the nodular areas on the arch as well as the tonsil. For how many years did you smoke, and how many cigarettes did you smoke every day? I shall have a look into your mouth and tell you if there is anything to be worried about.  Read Full »

What causes fast heartbeat and chest pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having fast heartbeat and severe chest pain. When I consulted a doctor, he prescribed Atenolol for me. It relieved the pain for some time, but now it continues. There are no further investigations. The onset is sudden and for the past six months, I am having severe chest pai...  Read Full »

Dr. Rishu


Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have not mentioned your smoking habits.¬†Smoking is a sole risk factor for all cardiac diseases. You were on Atenolol for hypertension. You have neither mentioned the BP nor the dose of Atenolol. Chest pain for six months cannot be overlooked. Is your pain dull aching...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for heart attack?

Query: Hello doctor, A few days back, my friend had severe pain in his arm and sweated a lot. He consulted a doctor who took a few tests and ECG and was diagnosed with heart attack. I would request you to go through his reports and prescription and advise on treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through all the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). ECG (electrocardiography) is fine without any significant abnormalities. But based on his symptoms, there remains a possibility of a heart attack. So he should undergo...  Read Full »

What does my blood report indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I have just got my basic blood check done. I am worried about the report, especially the following points. Cholesterol levels, vitamin D deficiency, excess uric acid, platelet, monocytes and basophils. I would like to know whether all these symptoms together are pointing to something else...  Read Full »

Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have increased uric acid and increased cholesterol, which are just above borderline. You can reduce that by proper diet control. I would suggest you to kindly avoid the following. Sugar, jaggery, all forms of sugar such as sweets, cakes, biscuits, wafers, chocolates, ...  Read Full »

What are the main causes of erectile dysfunction?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old male. I have symptoms of ED for the past one week. I am currently on Probiotics, Vitamin D, and Metamucil. Kindly help with my problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Usually, at the age of 28, erectile dysfunction is due to psychological causes, mainly stress in most cases. Other less likely causes are secondary to chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, etc. Rarely it is related to pelvic surgery or trauma. In some situ...  Read Full »

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 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


Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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


Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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