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Risk levels of smoking, ways to quit smoking - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help yu
User :   hi
User :   i read something about the smoking risk indicator
User :   and wanted to know more ...
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   what would you like to know
User :   my risk level
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 :   32 male engineer bangalore married 5ft11inches 76kg no kids
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often and how long? Please mention about the Sleep, Stools and Appetite also if you have problems with.
User :   i smoke about 8 cigarette's a day , i drink very rarely and only socially ..i sleep well for around 8 hours everyday , appetite is also good , stools are normal except there are days when i have an irritable bowel syndrome , ut that's due to eating outside food i guess
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Have you tried to quit smoking
Doctor :   or attempted to see a counsellor to take his help
User :   i have tried to quit just once ..and i stopped smoking for 1.5 months before i started again
User :   i have not seen any counsellor so far
Doctor :   The risk of cancer and the Pulmonary problem increases by 40 times with the smoking
Doctor :   The risk at the same time decreases to more than a half if one quits smoking
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor :   You can go through these tutorials
Doctor :   and can gain some knowledge effects of smoking
User :   i exercise for about 2 hours , 5 days a week and eat a lot of fruits and raw vegetables ..does that bring the risk down also ?
Doctor :   how to quit ways to quit, benefits from quittting
Doctor :   Thats better
Doctor :   but not the actual effects of nicotine shall remain
Doctor :   and the lungs are constantly exposed to the risk factor
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
User :   i am due for a corporate health check very soon ..what tests can i do to find out how my lungs are doing ?
Doctor :   Spirometry
User :   that i have done in teh gym itself ... its blowing into the pipe right ? i scored a 600 in that
Doctor :   Please confirm your details for we can send you some improtant information on this
Doctor :   That is a different thing the estimation of FEV1
User :   what about TMT ? or any other pulmonary function test you suggest ?
Doctor :   PFT are of importance too if there is a disease process in place
Doctor :   Spirometry can detect the obstructive and the airways inflow and out flow capacity
Doctor :   TMT is anyway done in the health check plan
Doctor :   so not told by me specially
User :   FEV1 ? i didnt get that
Doctor :   Forced expiratory volume in one sec
User :   then what is spirometry ? is it different ?
Doctor :   spirometry is the test that assess this
User :   does it involve any other procedure that what is done for FEV ?
Doctor :   Spirometry assess different capacities of ling
Doctor :   lung
Doctor :   so once the spirometry is done the doctor can derive the volumes and capcities
Doctor :   i mean the technician can derive which is assessed by the doctor
Doctor :   and the correct advice is given by the doctor
User :   ok
User :   Thanks for your time & advice doctor
User :   this is a good concept that you've started

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