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Medications to help quit smoking - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Good Posted in: Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help yu
User :   Hi...
User :   I am a smoker frm last 3-4 years..
Doctor :   ok
User :   I need some help to quit...
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   26 M Single 74kgs 5.9"
User :   No dependents
Doctor :   How many cigarettes do you smoke per day?
User :   14-15
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You must realise that Cigarette smoking is the cause of the most dangerous health consequences
Doctor :   Regarding the ways
User :   I have tried to quit several times.. but I end up start again
Doctor :   First of all you need to have perserverance
Doctor :   to try and try
Doctor :   again
User :   ok
Doctor :   you should not stop trying
Doctor :   any time
Doctor :   You should know about the alternatives available now
Doctor :   in the markets
User :   like?
Doctor :   Like Nicotine gums, Nicotine inhalers, Nicotine sprays
Doctor :   patches etc
Doctor :   which gives you the same mood and pleasure
Doctor :   but with less risk
User :   hmm
Doctor :   Start with these
User :   Ok
Doctor :   with the help of the Addiction specialist
Doctor :   who will counsel you
Doctor :   and prescribe you
Doctor :   and also how to cope up with the withdrawl
Doctor :   effects after smoking
User :   hmm
Doctor :   There are some medicines
Doctor :   which are prescribed
Doctor :   when taken
Doctor :   and if you smoke then
Doctor :   they cause unpleasant effects
Doctor :   and there is a tendency for you to quit the smoke
Doctor :   as it is no more pleasurable
User :   That sounds great
Doctor :   and now I would like you to get some investigations
User :   like?
Doctor :   Hemogram, Extended lipid profile
Doctor :   Liver profile
Doctor :   so would you like to get them done
User :   i will revert back to u on this
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   no problem
Doctor :   Do one thing
Doctor :   as you have got the information
Doctor :   on the ways to quit
Doctor :   you can now proceed to the Addiction specilaist or the clinical psychologist
Doctor :   who will counsel you many number of time
User :   ok..
Doctor :   and one more thing
Doctor :   We suggest to get the investigations done at an accredited and barcoded lab, like THYROCARE.
Doctor :   You will get a call from THYROCARE representative for home service. If you would like to avail this oppurtunity
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   You can avail the discounts through us
Doctor :   Please give your PINCODE, and Mobile number.
Doctor :   atleast we can give them a lead
Doctor :   and later it is your wish to get them done or not
User :   please give me some time doctor... i will revert back soon...
Doctor :   These are the tests that are most imp to be done
Doctor :   by any smoker
Doctor :   atleast once in a year
User :   Ok
Doctor :   So I suggest in best interest of your health
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   Ok doctor... Thank You very much

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