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The act of inhalation and releasing the smoke of burning plant material is known as smoking. A wide range of plant materials is used to smoke, including marijuana and hashish. Although the practice is most frequently associated with tobacco, usually smoked in the form of cigarettes, cigars, or pipes.

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I want to quit smoking. Kindly guide.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 37-year-old man seeking guidance and encouragement as I want to quit smoking for the betterment of my health and overall well-being. What proven strategies or approaches are most effective for smoking cessation? Are there specific programs, medications, or behavioral therapies wi...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Smoking is hazardous to health. I suggest one of the most effective strategies to quit smoking is to use nicotine supplements and nicotine chewing gums. Programs that help quit smoking include one-on-one or group gatherin...  Read Full »

I have a persistent cough, fatigue, and other issues. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 45-year-old male. I smoke occasionally, and I am really scared about my health. I need your expertise to help me understand what is happening. I have been coughing persistently for a few weeks, and I cannot shake off this feeling of fatigue. I have also lost a few pounds. I sweat...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am here to provide you with expert medical opinion. Persistent coughing, fatigue, unintended weight loss, and night sweats are symptoms that warrant medical attention. These symptoms can be associated with various conditions, including respiratory issues, infectio...  Read Full »

I have yellowish skin and eyes. Can it be due to liver issues?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 52 years old, and recently, I have been experiencing persistent fatigue, dark urine, and a yellowish tint in my skin and eyes. I am concerned it might be related to liver issues, possibly hepatitis. These symptoms are new to me, and the anxiety they are causing is overwhelming. Cou...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. Based on your symptoms, it is possible that these could be indicators of liver problems, but further testing is required for confirmation. Dark urine and yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice) may suggest ...  Read Full »

I feel pressure in my chest. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. I started smoking heavily for just three months and I feel a pressing sensation in my chest. What does that mean? Should I be concerned? Please help. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide an expert opinion on your medical issues. I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing symptoms of chest pressure. As a 30-year-old male who has started smoking heavily within the past three months, it is possible that these symptoms could be re...  Read Full »

Can excessive masturbation impact fertility?

Query: Hello doctor,I used to have a habit of excessive masturbation as a man, but now it has significantly reduced. However, I have concerns about whether frequent masturbation can affect my ability to reproduce. In the past, I also had a habit of smoking and drinking, but I have been working on reducing ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello,Welcome to excessive masturbation may lead to temporary decreases in semen volume and sperm count, it is not known to have a long-term impact on fertility. However, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can negatively affect male fertility. Smoking can damage sperm and re...  Read Full »

Please advise on the best approach for my smoking cessation.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40-year-old male. I am writing to seek your professional advice and support in my efforts to quit smoking and improve my overall health and well-being. I have several questions and concerns related to smoking cessation. What are the health risks associated with smoking, and how ca...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hi, I appreciate that you have chosen for your medical needs. I am here to give you the best care possible Regarding your questions about smoking cessation, the health risks associated with smoking include hypertension, coronary heart disease, lung cancer, peripheral vascular disease...  Read Full »

Will losing weight help me to get rid of double chin and sagging jawline?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. I was looking for a professional opinion on treatments to remove a double chin and saggy area around the jawline and if possible some type of restoration to the cheek area. I have sent some pictures. The first five pictures are recent the other two are taken before few ...  Read Full »

Dr. Jain Vicky Ghewarchand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your pictures. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). On the detailed analysis of your face, it seems you have a bit of prominence of the jowls. There is no double chin. It seems to be entirely normal but if it worries you, you can go ahead with b...  Read Full »

My hemoglobin count has increased in the past five years. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My hemoglobin count has been increasing for the past three years. I am a smoker and smoke 5 cigarettes a day. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ayesha Khanum

Answer: Hello, Welcome to High hemoglobin is caused by smoking. There is an association between smoking and erythrocytosis that is reactive. You do not have to get mutations. Psoriatic arthritis can cause high eosinophils. Rest is not significant. This is a false increase in red cells to cope...  Read Full »

I want to quit smoking. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 57-year-old man, and I have been a smoker for the past 15 years. Lately, I have been feeling the need to quit. I smoke around ten cigarettes a day, and I have this feeling that if I keep going like this, it is not going to end well. I want to stop this habit for good. Can you gi...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Good, you have decided to quit smoking. The best way to quit smoking is with a combination of medication and counseling. You can buy gum, patches, or lozenges over the counter. There are also prescription medications that may help you quit. A nicotine nasal spray or inhale...  Read Full »

As a smoker, I am worried about lung cancer. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 55-year-old male and a long-time smoker. Recently, I have been struggling with significant distress and worry regarding the potential risk of lung cancer. I have noticed persistent symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath, and occasional chest pain, intensifying my concerns...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns about the potential risk of lung cancer. Screening for lung cancer plays a crucial role in early detection, and I can offer some general information to help ease your concerns. Lung cancer screening typically involves imaging tests, such ...  Read Full »

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