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Chain smoker and wants to give up smoking, healthy pregnancy possibility. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Good morning
User :   Good morning
User :   I have 2 queries
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query
Doctor :   Sure, go ahead
User :   sure. 1st one is my husband is a chain smoker
Doctor :   ok
User :   how can i reduce his smoking habits ? I have seen various adds of medicinal capsules which wd serve as a substitute for nicotine
Doctor :   Yes, that is right
User :   will it really help in leaving ciggy?
Doctor :   Yes,it does
User :   can u suggest some good ones pls
Doctor :   First, he needs to be motivated strongly about this
User :   ok
Doctor :   you can talk to him about it
Doctor :   And he should be willing to quit it
User :   hmm i dnt think, he is very keen in quititng
Doctor :   May I know more on his smoking habit?
Doctor :   That's right, he needs motivation
User :   he smokes atleast 15 ciggy's in a day. bt he never admits tht
Doctor :   I understand
Doctor :   What cigarette does he smoke?
Doctor :   I mean do you know the brand of it?
User :   Gold flake
User :   mostly
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Does he smoke early in the morning as soon as he wakes up?
User :   yes. thts the first thing which he wants along with the bed tea
Doctor :   ok
User :   even after every meal and before going to bed
Doctor :   Does he smoke after every meal?
Doctor :   right
User :   yes
Doctor :   fine, I understand
User :   he takes too much of tea as well
Doctor :   ok
User :   approx same no. of cups as ciggy's
Doctor :   Please do make him understand the need to quit smoking
Doctor :   May I know his age?
User :   I starts coughing wen he smokes around me. So he used to smoke in diff room now
User :   going to turn 30 in oct
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   It is very difficult indeed to make him understand the need to quit smoking
Doctor :   You should start taking to him slowly about it
User :   I m trying from last 6 yrs :(
Doctor :   First, Ask him to reduce on the number of cigarettes that he is smoking
User :   He has started smoking wen he was 17
Doctor :   ok
User :   I get very worried bcoz it mite lead to some serious health issues
Doctor :   Tell him that smoking early in the morning as soon as he wakes up is not good.
User :   Also, his dad died bcoz of liver cancer. Though he never smoked in his life.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ask him to drink water and then take some herbal tea and then smoke after half an hour or so
User :   He takes around 3ltrs of water everyday
Doctor :   that is good
User :   If I plan to conceive. Will it effect me and my child ?
Doctor :   Smoking early in the morning causes stomach erosion and ulcers, please tell him this
User :   ok
Doctor :   He can smoke after half an hour of waking up from bed
User :   ok
Doctor :   Smoking does effect conception
Doctor :   It is better for you to conceive early
User :   Thats my 2nd query actually
Doctor :   Fine
User :   I am also going to turn 30 in feb, 2012
Doctor :   that is fine
User :   As if now we r nt planning for baby
Doctor :   You can still conceive
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   When do you plan to conceive?
User :   what do u suggest. i can hv healthy pregnancy if plan after a yr or so
Doctor :   Yes, of course
Doctor :   You can have healthy pregnancy in next 3 years also
Doctor :   But I would advise your husband to cut down on the smoking as it will affect his sexual health
User :   ok.
Doctor :   Ask him not to smoke immediately after every meal
User :   I will try to convince him
Doctor :   Let him wait for half an hour atleast
Doctor :   yes sure
User :   Thank u so much for ur time
Doctor :   Hold on
Doctor :   Some more things to say
User :   sure
Doctor :   Initially let him delay the smoking urge first
Doctor :   Let him postpone the smoking
User :   got it.
Doctor :   Slowly ask him not to smoke after breakfast
User :   i tell him the same thing. that even if u cant quit smoking totally. atleast bring it down to 5.
Doctor :   Gradually ask him to reduce to 5, then 3 or so
User :   he does tht for 1-2 days. And then back to square one
Doctor :   You need to keep a check on that
Doctor :   Do tell him that there is a problem with it for both of you as you need to conceive and it is also not good for his health
Doctor :   Let him maintain with 5 to 7 for some days, and then reduce further
Doctor :   Ask him to chew Nicorette chewing gums in between to reduce the urge to smoking
User :   ok
Doctor :   Yes, finally nothing is impossible, you can motivate him to do it
User :   very true
User :   r u based in mumbai ?
Doctor :   No, I live in Bangalore
User :   ok.
Doctor :   Is there anything else I may help you with?
User :   is there any test which I shd do before planning for a baby ?
User :   I mean to check whether everything is fine with me and my husband
Doctor :   There are 6 basic tests every woman should do in pregnancy, it will be done once you get pregnant by your doctor
Doctor :   I would suggest both of you to visit a general physician to get the routine investigations done
Doctor :   And also examined by them
User :   my concern is tht i m already running out of time. If we plan next yr and found some abnormalities then i will b having very limited time in my hand
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything else? Please do not hesitate to ask me
User :   no. Thanks so much for ur advice
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   my pleasure
Doctor :   Pleasure is mine too
User :   :)
Doctor :   Wishing your family and you a good health
User :   Thanks.
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   take care
User :   Bye
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