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Is there any test to detect smoke iissues in lungs? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Mar-2013
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Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 106 Questions
Doctor:How are you doing?
User:i am good
User:i would like to know that is there any test which can help in diagnosing smoke issues in my lungs.
Doctor:Its called a pulmonary function tests or spirometry
Doctor:Since smoking most commonly causes a disorder known as chronic obstrucive pulmonary disease
User:can i get this done at any lab
Doctor:This disorder can be diagnosed by this test
Doctor:It would be done at major hospitals
User:i just want to check the level, so that i can be controlled
Doctor:You will need to quit smoking
Doctor:as even though it is normal now, it can suddenly decline over the next few years
User:i tried 2-3 times
User:but some how started again
Doctor:There are a few things you can do
Doctor:Talk to your physician
Doctor:There are certain drugs available
Doctor:Which will reduce the craving
Doctor:Further, nicotine chewing gums and patches are also available
User:i tired those
User:tried those
Doctor:Online support groups are available
Doctor:The committment has to come from within, Rajath
Doctor:You must know that smoking is one of the most harmful things you can do
Doctor:It causes cancer, heart attacks, strokes and lung disease
Doctor:For most of these things, there is no treatment
User:I wil try my best
Doctor:and your family is also adversely affected
User:u are from which hospital
Doctor:They become passive smokers
Doctor:I am a general physician
Doctor:and I am basically from Delhi
User:i never smoke in front of my family
Doctor:Its an addiction you'll never be able to give up
Doctor:I'' slowly keep increasing
Doctor:If you have noticed,
Doctor:when earlier one cigarette was enough
Doctor:now you need 2-3 for the same
User:i will quit this
User:i am also from Delhi
Doctor:already the pollution is so much in Delhi
Doctor:Add that damage to the cigarette smoke
Doctor:try and ask yourself , why do you smoke
Doctor:is it due to stress?
Doctor:is it a fashion statement?
Doctor:because a cigarette will not provide the solution
Doctor:instead it will become a problem itself later
Doctor:and its not cool to have so many diseases
User:u r right
Doctor:I can help you
Doctor:Fix a date when you want to quit
User:3rd Feb
Doctor:tell all your friends, family and boss that this is your date
Doctor:and they need to help you do this
Doctor:next, when you have a craving, have a cup of juice or coffee
Doctor:dont ive in to" I'll just have 1 cigarette right now. I'll not have it from tomorrow"
Doctor:give in to
Doctor:make a list of everything you would gain after you quit
Doctor:and stick it in your room or your desk
Doctor:wherever you spend the maximum time
Doctor:you will have mood fluctuations for 1-2 weeks
Doctor:tell everyone that
Doctor:but it will pass
Doctor:you have to believe that you can do it and you can do it for good
Doctor:you can request a call from a counselor also
Doctor:everytime you feel the craving
Doctor:Do you follow?
User:what u have done
User:MBBS or some other
User:from which college
Doctor:lady hardinge in delhi
Doctor:Is there any other concern I can answer?
User:all my query was already answered
User:i was nice chatting with u
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Same here
User:u are general phy.
User:are there any other doctors
Doctor:On chat, we have only general physician
Doctor:Specialists are available on the AAS forum
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