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Side Effects Of Nicotine

Nicotine is an alkaloid produced in plants. Nicotine is used in treatment for the withdrawal of smoking. Nicotine increases blood pressure, narrows the arteries, increases the heart rate, etc. Due to the hardening of the arteries caused by nicotine, the risk of heart attack is increased.

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Will nicotine in vape worsen my OCD?

Query: Hi doctor, I am bipolar with OCD. I also suffer from psychotic symptoms and also and I currently smoke a nicotine vape which I feel is keeping my moods stable and psychosis at bay. The only problem is that I feel my OCD is much worse. Could this be due to the nicotine in the vape? I would like to g...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Nicotine smoke could increase the stress and might make OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) symptoms worse. You have to stop this. You are on Chlorpromazine for mood and psychotic symptoms but there is no specific drug to control anxiety and obsessive thoughts. Drugs...  Read Full »

Is the nervousness and tiredness I have been experiencing due to smoking?

Query: Hi doctor, I started smoking four years ago, and now my smoking habit is continuous. Sometimes I feel very nervous and tired. I also have a headache. Is my symptom because of smoking?  Read Full »

Dr. Geethu Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The nicotine present in cigarettes causes blood vessels to narrow which will reduce the blood flow to the brain, triggering a headache. So, yes in a way, we can say that the smoking is causing these side effects. Now, coming to the nervousness and tiredness, recent ...  Read Full »

Can you give me medical advise about the effects of vaping?

Query: Hello doctor, I am worried about the effects of vaping.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello,Welcome to 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 own re...  Read Full »

Recently, I quit smoking, vaping, and using nicotine poaches on my gums. Can you help me with proper oral care?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached a few pictures, and I wanted to check my gum health. Recently I quit smoking, vaping and using nicotine poaches on my gums. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the pictures attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The gum seems healthy, but there seems to be some plaque surrounding the visible surface of all the teeth, which requires thorough cleaning by a dentist. In addition, one or two prem...  Read Full »

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