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Treatment for after effects of smoking - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
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User :   hii doctor
User :   u there doctor
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr Mxxxxy here
User :   ok doctor thanks
Doctor :   Please proceed
User :   i wanted to get some advice
User :   i used to be a smoker from 2000 to June 2010
Doctor :   Ok
User :   almost 10 years with 3 cigs daily
User :   now i have stopped smoking
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   during my smoking years sometimes i used to have throat infection
User :   may be 3 times across 10 years i had throat infection
Doctor :   Ok
User :   29
User :   i showed to doctor and throat infection got cured after taking medicines for few days
User :   what i want to ask is
User :   since i have quit smoking completely now
User :   should i show to any doctor to check the effects of smoking on me
User :   like throat cancer or any other issue
User :   wat is yr advice
Doctor :   Do you have pain, persistent cough or cold?
User :   no pain
User :   cough and cold depening upon weather
User :   like i live in has been raining heavily here since many weeks
Doctor :   Previously what infection did you have?
User :   so i got cold but now i am ok
Doctor :   Like you are telling me you had repeated infection.
User :   doctor used to tell me normal throat infection casued by eating out and smoking used to aggravate it
User :   3 times in 10 years
User :   whenever i smoked more i get infection
User :   normally
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms like raised sugar, BP or cholesterol?
User :   no
User :   no sugar BP normal no cholestrol
Doctor :   have you ever got your Lipid levels, and hemogram done?
User :   what is this? i dont knw
Doctor :   I mean blood test, cholesterol levels.
User :   yeah its ok
User :   i got it done 2 years bac
Doctor :   Since you do not have any symptoms right now and also your previous tests were normal no need to worry.
Doctor :   Do you exercise regularly?
Doctor :   Do you take a healthy balanced diet?
Doctor :   Comprising of fruits, veggies and proteins. fats and carbs.
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yeah i exercise
User :   go to gym
Doctor :   Ok
User :   yeah i take a healty diet
User :   ok doctor thank u
Doctor :   As you have already quit smoking and do not have any symptoms do not worry
User :   thank u doc
Doctor :   Get your complete investigations checked up yearly.
User :   ok doctor thanks
Doctor :   Do not smoke.
User :   yes doctor thanks
Doctor :   And continue with exercise.
Doctor :   After 5 years of quitting smoking your lungs will return back to normal stage.
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
Doctor :   Are you there?
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