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Does smoking cause weight loss ?

My friend has been smoking of about 20 years and she has developed a cough, and recently lost weight, she was skinny to start with but has now gone down even more, you can see her bones stick out of her chest , please tell me what is wrong with her, i love her too much to lose her.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Apr 2011
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Hello there..
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there are various reasons why she might be having these symptoms. common one being tuberculosis, COPD or more serious condition like Cancer. She needs to consult a doctor and get all investigation done including chest CT scan which will help in diagnosis and further management.
Hope this helps.
take care..
Answered: Fri, 15 Apr 2011
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