E-cigarettes, also known as electronic cigarette or vaporizer cigs, was marketed as an alternative to smokers to help quit smoking. But, it poses its own health risks as it contains nicotine extracted from tobacco. It has a flavored liquid that is vaporized on inhaling. It is not suitable for young people, especially those who have never smoked.
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Query: Hi doctor, I have been vaping for six months on and off, and I recently noticed that I have viral tonsillitis. I got a strep test and culture swab because of the symptoms. It is negative for both tests. So the doctor said that it might be viral tonsillitis. I had tonsil stones all over but had a re... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history and photographs, it does not seem to be cancerous (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I suggest not to remove tonsil stone on your own, as it may cause traumatic bleeding. I recommend gargling after every meal with warm sa... Read Full »
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 »
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 »
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from shortness of breath after vaping e-cigarette. I consulted doctors and they said my lungs are fine. I read on the internet that a lot of people suffering with the same. When I reduce my e-cigarette I feel better. Also, I had FESS surgery and SMR before two weeks. My c... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have carefully reviewed your case and can well establish the issues you are facing right now. Actually, the chemicals in e-cigarette are very dangerous for the lungs and airways. They cause narrowing of the small airways due to toxic effects caused directly by the vap... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My father is 58 years old, last week he had a heart attack and turned out he had a blockage of 75 percent in the left anterior descending artery (widowmaker). So, he had a cardiac catheterization and one stent, so we feared that the side effects of quitting smoking might affect his he... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your father but I am glad he survived and was appropriately treated. If he wants to increase his survival and decrease the possibility of dying, having another heart attack or developing heart failure (weak heart), he must stop smoking. There is n... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, How does Nicotex chewing gum help in quitting smoking? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nicotex chewing gums are often resorted to, these days, as a means to quit smoking. Nicotex chewing gums too contains a certain amount of nicotine just like cigarettes, but a level slightly less than them. Cigarettes contain around 4000 different chemical components i... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am worried about the effects of vaping. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your query and can understand how worried you are about your health. I understand you want an expert suggestion on vaping and how it affects our health. It looks like you are using e-cigarettes that may be a closed system which means they use their o... Read Full »