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Quitting Smoking

Smoking results in various chronic diseases, such as cancer, heart problems, stroke, and lung diseases, which results in premature death. All these diseases can be prevented by quitting smoking. Some methods that can help you quit smoking are nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), Varenicline, Bupropion, and E-cigarettes.

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I developed pancreatitis. Do i have chronic pancreatitis ?

Query: Hello Doctor, I developed pancreatic disease. I have been worsening the condition by taking the triggers (heavy food and alcohol). Last April and July I could manage with a strict diet to bring the inflammation and enzyme levels down. I am maintaining a low fat diet and I have reduced the amount ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your history and investigations.You are hypertensive, under medication for the same. You are also under medication for anxiety, gastritis and reflux.You are having acute attacks of pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas). If you continue taking...  Read Full »

How can quitting smoking benefit me?

Query: Hello doctor,I have recently quit smoking, and I am curious about how it will impact my life expectancy. Can you provide insights into the potential increase in life expectancy after quitting smoking and any other health benefits I can expect from quitting? I am eager to understand the positive effe...  Read Full »

Dr. Prabhakaran

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. As you have asked, the earlier you quit smoking, the more you are likely to benefit. However, it is never too late because quitting will improve your health, whatever your age and no matter how long you have smoked. Ev...  Read Full »

Please suggest some effective and personalized approaches to quit smoking.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. I want to quit smoking soon. Over the years, I have been struggling to quit smoking, and I recognize the urgent need to prioritize my health and break free from this habit. Please suggest some effective and personalized approaches to quitting smoking. I would ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prabhakaran

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern.You will find numerous suggestions and advice. The internet has loads of information. You will find long lists of do's and do not's, but questions arise how pragmatic are they? None of the medical therapies are effective and few available have c...  Read Full »

How does quitting smoking affect life expectancy with oral cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, As a 34-year-old male who engaged in a smoking cessation program a year ago following the diagnosis of oral cancer, I am curious about the potential impact of quitting smoking on my life expectancy. Could you elaborate on how my decision to quit smoking may have positively influenced m...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Congratulations on quitting smoking a year ago! Your decision to quit has significantly improved your overall health and life expectancy. Here are some ways quitting smoking can positively impact your life: Reduced risk of oral cancer...  Read Full »

I am having difficulty taking deep breaths. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old female. I weigh 55 kg, and my height is 168 cm. I have been having difficulty taking a deep breath for over a year now. I got it suddenly one day while riding my bike. It feels like my breath is not completed or like I am missing some air. Some days it does not occu...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am thinking it might be coming from your lungs, or it could be anemia. Have you been a smoker? Do you have a history of childhood asthma? Have you had any breathing test or blood work done recently? Revert with more information to an internal medicine physician onli...  Read Full »

What could be causing persistent flu-like symptoms after quitting smoking?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old male who recently quit smoking about a month and a half ago. While I was not a heavy smoker, I did smoke regularly for over a decade. Since quitting, I have noticed some weight loss and have been experiencing flu-like symptoms for over a month. Initially, I had a c...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I am sorry to hear about your medical condition. Based on your symptoms, I believe you may be experiencing upper airway cough syndrome, likely triggered by either flu or exposure to cigarette smoke. To address this, I recommend the follo...  Read Full »

I cover my teeth with whitening trays while smoking. Is it fine?

Query: Hi doctor,I recently got my teeth whitening trays but I smoke too. But when I am smoking, I use the trays to cover my teeth. No, I do not bleach at that time. I just use the tray to cover my teeth. Is that fine? My trays smell like tobacco. Does that matter?  Read Full »

Dr. Divya Banu M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query. See, you have to choose either one side. You have got stains due to smoking too and that you know. Whatever treatment you undergo, smoking is going to degrade it, and you will ultimately get stains again (in this case). I might sound rude...  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 wi...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to smoke once a day with 9 to 10 Nicotex gums?

Query: Hello doctor, I have smoked excessively (one pack a day) for six years now. I feel the need to quit now but nothing will give me the same feeling and hit that a cigarette gives me. So I have decided to gradually reduce the habit. I have bought a pack of Nicotex and instead of quitting cold turkey, I...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to My recommendation would be not to take Nicotine on a regular basis. Instead of that, take it whenever you have a craving for it. You may take up to 8 to 10 tablets initially, but you have to reduce that also, as few people get addicted to that also. I would recommend yo...  Read Full »

My friend smokes 10 to 15 cigarettes per day. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,My friend who is 35 years old is a chain smoker. He usually smokes 10 to 15 cigarettes per day he knows that it is not good for his health but he cannot come out of it. Please help us with what we can do about this. Is there any therapy or medication to cure this deadly habit? Should he...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I can understand your concern. Smoking is a dangerous habit that can lead to various health problems, including lung cancer, heart disease, and respiratory diseases. Quitting smoking is the best thing your friend can do for his health. Here ar...  Read Full »

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