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 ignore the smoking habit of my husband?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband smokes a lot. I am quarreling with him often regarding this issue. I feel so sad and depressed when I see him smoking. My husband gives me assurance that he will quit. But, he is doing the same again. Please help me with this problem and save my family. Everybody says to igno...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ignoring smoking habit is not a solution and you are being subjected to passive smoking which will hamper your health as well. You should encourage your husband to quit smoking as it possess harm to not only his health, but for others as well who stays along with him. He ...  Read Full »

How can I quit smoking?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to quit smoking but I cannot smoke. So suggest me some medicine so that I can quit smoking.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Munaim Tahir

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are doing well. I read your query and I am very proud that you have decided to take this great step. First of all, you need to understand that there is no medicine available which will make you quit smoking, it is only you who can make it happen. Its not 1 ...  Read Full »

What causes repeated nostrils blockage?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I am 6 feet tall and my weight is 86 kg. Basically my entire problem starts at night while lying down. Three to four years back, I had mild pain. While lying down I feel acute pain or some tingling in my left chest sometime it goes down around my body. When I am ab...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have checked your x-ray reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).  Read Full »

Please suggest a medicine for constant chest and neck pain due to smoking.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a smoker and have been smoking for 20 years. I can feel the stress of smoke while I breathe normally. But now I have constant minor chest ache probably in the lungs. I also have been facing a problem of pain in the neck and lower pain. This increases in the night when I am lying ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all congrats on the resolve to quit smoking. Half the job is done. Now please walk the talk. The other half. Whatever damage has been done will gradually reverse back. Also, start on some breathing exercises and yoga and good healthy eating habits. Now comi...  Read Full »

What could be the white lesion in the inner cheek below the jaw bone?

Query: Hello doctor, I was doing a mouth check and noticed that an area inside my mouth on both inner cheek under the jawbone it is white in color. What could this be and it is the same on both sides? I am currently on Zoloft and Amoxycillin.  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurav Pandey

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are various types of white lesion in the mouth, some are harmful but some are temporary and curable. You have not not described about your habit like smoking or tobacco consumption and also not mentioned that these white lesion are painful or not, or making any...  Read Full »

Are hypothyroidism and PVCs related?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39 year old male. My height is about 6 feet, and weight is 170 lbs. I do not drink, but do smoke a pack of cigarette a day. My problem is PVCs. About eight years ago, I went to the ER because it felt like my heart was skipping every other beat. All test came back fine. I followe...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I guess all your heart tests including echo was normal last time and you do not have any chest pain. First, we need to look at the reason. Most of the time they are benign and not a matter of worry. Smoking, stimulant drugs including caffeine if any, hyperthyroidism an...  Read Full »

Is leukoplakia curable?

Query: Hello doctor, My father went to a dentist as he had white patches in his gums and mouth. The dentist told that it is an oral leukoplakia. He asked him to stop smoking immediately. It is a serious condition which can turn into cancer. He advised stopping smoking for three months. After that, he ca...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Leukoplakia is a premalignant lesion. This means that it is not cancer yet and can be reversed. And hence there is no need to worry about staging. If your father stops smoking, it should regress with time. And later if required, some medication can be given to further ...  Read Full »

Can smoking cause clubbed nails?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old male, who weighs 195 lbs and I am 5.10 feet tall. All of my fingers are clubbed. My nails have become wide and thick giving them an abnormal round appearance. The skin above my cuticles is slightly raised and red. My nails do not extend straight out, but they curve d...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity) of your nails and fingers, and it is in fact clubbing. The cause is smoking-induced lung damage and bronchiectasis. Regarding the reversibility, we cannot be sure at this moment, as it will depend ...  Read Full »

What are the first signs of oral cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been very worried about my health lately. I would like to preface this by saying that I have been experiencing anxiety off late and I have a suspicion that some of these symptoms could be related to that. I am currently weaning off of Prednisone, which I have been taking for an all...  Read Full »


Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I want to clarify details regarding who advised you to start Prednisone, and for how long have you been on it as this a drug which suppresses your immunity and causes a secondary infection. Care should be taken before...  Read Full »

What is the painless black crack inside cheek in a smoker?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a black type of a crack on the inside of my cheek and lips, no pain, a bit of irritation, and kind of like a small bump. I am a daily smoker and drink occasionally. I noticed it only a week ago. I have been smoking for five years and drinking ocassionally these years.  Read Full »


Dr. Smitha Yalavarthy

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. That is an ulcer caused due to biting (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Apply Orafast gel on that and it will heal in 3 to 4 days. That is not an issue but please do not smoke. You know the complications of smoking. It is hard to stop a habit but if we t...  Read Full »

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