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Smoking causing nerve problems - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   This usually happens when I smoke the first cigarette of the day. My hand cramps or curls on its own for about 1min then goes away. Its hurts some times and some tingles down to my feet. Why does smoking causing this and is this a nerve problem?
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr
Doctor :   yes, it is due to nerve problem
User :   Hello
User :   Like what
Doctor :   the nicotine in the cigarette will cause vasoconstriction , narrowing of the blood vessels and lowering the blood supply to the nerve and causing the problem
User :   Is this bad what should I do besides quit smoking,
Doctor :   Quiting smoking is the only solution as the cause is the nicotine in it
Doctor :   well its not dangerous
Doctor :   but if the same thing happens in the vital organs like brain it may be fatal
User :   It suddenly started, why . Been smoking for 10 off and on
Doctor :   some other unknown factors would have primed and triggered it
User :   does this go away
Doctor :   yes. it does go away
Doctor :   i suggest you to take Multivitamin supplements which helps in nerve regeneration and functioning
Doctor :   The ones which contain VIT B12
User :   I have been working out and taking vit, and other health stuff. Can yombie contribute to this
Doctor :   I am sorry may i know what Yombie is ?
Doctor :   Are you there ?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   May i know what Yombie is ?
User :   It is in a lot energy pills
Doctor :   No , i do not think it will help in this issue
Doctor :   and i advice you to keep your arms warm
Doctor :   as cold can aggravate the condition
User :   ok is anything healt stuff creatine or anything
Doctor :   no,
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