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Inability to concentrate post smoking cessation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
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Practicing since : 2004
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User :   Hi!!I left smoking 13 month ago..I did not face any problem accept one. Is there any effect of quitting smoking on brain? I can not concentrate, I am no more hard working. I am no more enthusiastic. Sometimes I cannot rememer the things. If these are the effect of quitting smoking. Please tell me how to overcome from these??I am really frustrated about this. Please help me
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   these are not the effect of smoking
Doctor :   quitting
Doctor :   this is the reflection of frustration in you
User :   then why i am facing these problem, after quitting smoking?
User :   i cannot remember the small small things now a days.
Doctor :   it is you who are trying to relate these symptoms to quitting smoking and in reality it is not the truth
Doctor :   relax
User :   pl. tell me the remedies
Doctor :   brain gets wired if put into constant action, just like physical exercise will build the muscle
Doctor :   you need to start brain exercise. the best way is to start studying, gardening, trying to plan early in the morning the entire days schedule and trying to stick to the schedule
Doctor :   like wise put a schedule of activity for entire month, this involves lot of mental activity and will slowly the brain capacity will increase
Doctor :   these are simple brain exercises
Doctor :   it needs to be supplemented with good nutrition especially with b complex vitamins the B12
Doctor :   may i know your weight
User :   73 kg
Doctor :   is your cholesterol and lipids in blood in control
User :   yes. there is no other problem
Doctor :   ok let fish be part of your diet at least 2 days a week
Doctor :   fish does improve brain strength it is proved beyond doubt
User :   in general i regularly take fish
User :   is there any specific fish I should take?
Doctor :   no any fish you like can be taken no specific in it
Doctor :   also practise yoga
User :   what type of yoga, I should practice?
Doctor :   this also will improve the brain strength
Doctor :   deep meditation and the basic yoga exercise is wt you need to do
User :   ok
Doctor :   in the begining start with under supervision of a guide in locality latter u can do on your own
User :   ok
Doctor :   do not go for the online marketed brain strengthining products they atually do not do anything rather the chemicals contained in it is harmful for liver and kidney though labelled as all-natural
User :   ok..thanks
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