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Pressure like sensation on top of head, smoker, tried to quit many times. Symptoms due to excessive smoking?

Hi Ive been feeling a pressure like sensation all over the top of my head..Im worried that it may be from smoking and that I may have developed an alergy toward the smoking. Ive tried so many times to give up but keep failing...will try to stop again but does this pressure sensation sound like it could be smoking related?....thanks
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Smoking can result in a wide variety of medical problems and symptoms. Nicotine is a cerebral vasoconstrictor in the brain (i.e.) it decreases blood flow to the brain. So, it is quite possible that your symptoms of pressure-like sensation over your head is related to smoking.

Since you have been unsuccessful after several attempts to quit, I would suggest that you seek professional help for the same. There are effective de-addiction treatments - in the form of medication and counselling which can help you overcome this habit.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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