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Determination to quit smoking after pain in the ribs. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
User :   Hi Doctor, This is here...
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   have some queries
Doctor :   Tell me .
User :   I have actually been smoking for last 9 years around, and now want to go ahead and quit.
Doctor :   Yes it will be based on your will and your Mind set
Doctor :   Yes
User :   what damage would this period had done to my body
Doctor :   there are medications and dermal patches that would help you
Doctor :   there are changes that could have occured
User :   i believe i do not need those things as i have determined this.
Doctor :   Pathological alteration of your lung architecture.
User :   what kind of changes
Doctor :   Bronchiectasis
Doctor :   and Bronchial tree
User :   off late i have been feeling pain around my ribs
Doctor :   Is it localized or is it in general that you are having the pain
User :   occassionaly
Doctor :   Occasionally you get it in around particular area
User :   but when it happens, i hardly can move my upper part of body....what could it be
Doctor :   since when are you having it
Doctor :   and
Doctor :   what are the aggeravating factors.
User :   it's for around one year
User :   it suddenly happens and after 5 to 10 just goes away
Doctor :   ok have you seen any doctor and taken any medication for the csmne
User :   no, i actuall keep quite away from medicines
User :   I have also put on some fat around my waist area
User :   my weight is around 70 k
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   Are you having any habits of smoking or Alcohol
User :   yes i smoke and once in a month kind of drinker
Doctor :   Do you haveany other illness other than the once that you have mentioned
User :   not during last 18 years. in 1989 i got hospitalised due to problem in lever. i was 9 then.
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   are you having any cough occasional or producing and Sputum
User :   sometimes but this is rare.
User :   i actually have lost 60% of my stamina. now when i have decided to quit smoking, tell me how can this be rebuilt
Doctor :   there are few conditions that i can think of like costochondritis and Perichondritis but since there is no constant pain it could be mostly nothing to be worried about at all
Doctor :   Oh
Doctor :   Have you been ruled out of tuberculosis
User :   i couldn't get you. pls explain
Doctor :   1) Costochondritis 2) Perichondritis could be the two possibilities and
User :   i have actually been investigated for this but not confirmed by medical reports
Doctor :   since the pain is not been regular and not been consistent it could be Tuberculosis also that needs to be ruled out
User :   i am in good health now
Doctor :   then there would not be nothing to be worried about this condition.
User :   tell me what are the remedies or ways to rebuilt stamina
User :   i am unmarried now and going to get married in december
Doctor :   ok..
Doctor :   You need to take Vegetables and Fresh fruits as a part of your diet regularly, though meat based foods are thought ot give you proteins they will never make you feel healthy and active hence
Doctor :   please fill this form and tell me when done
User :   Thanks for your time doctor.
Doctor :   You are Welcome
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   send me the feedback form
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