Dangers of smoking before surgery

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503422 tn?1218560541 This all goes hand-in-hand with the feelings derived from the drug, the need to fit in, and so on. Does that make sense? If someone realizes the inherent dangers of smoking, it's fair to say that they probably also understand the inherent dangers of other drugs. And if they choose not to smoke, then it's more likely they won't use other harder drugs. Again, this is not always the case. I also agree that the people you hang around with play a significant role in what you will do.
140622 tn?1190102529 BeagleBaily was down much lower, and I believe in the 6's or less before getting a red-packed transfusion. I've also heard of folks near 9 or in the 8's receiving them too though, so I guess it depends upon your doctor who may take other factors into consideration to decide what cellar should be used for their patient.
Avatar n tn So I have surgery in 7 hours and took 3 hits of meth like 2 hours ago. Is this gonna affect me waking up after surgery tomorrow.
233488 tn?1310696703 Almost all retina surgeons allowed full activity after a variable period of time (with the more extensive surgery generally several months). In my practice I tell patients with retinal tears, retinal detachment, high myopia or other risk factors for retinal detachment to avoid amusement park rides (roller coasters and other thrill rides, bumper cars, etc.), boxing, yoga movements where they stand on their heads, gravity boots, and activities that jerk the head violently back and fourth.
Avatar n tn Although no clear-cut deformity or syndrome is known to occur due to marijuana use during pregnancy (as there is from alcohol use, for example, with fetal alcohol syndrome), there are some possible dangers. First of all, smoking anything during pregnancy deprives the fetus of oxygen. Just as smoking tobacco is discouraged in pregnant women, so is smoking marijuana. Smoking any type of substance interferes with the fetus's blood supply.
Avatar n tn my problem is i tried to quit smoking but couldnt but today im done quitting will only six days before surgery help me or do you think its to late,can six days of not smoking at least clean out my body at least a little bit to decrease my dangers please help!!!!
Avatar n tn I was mistakenly associating the feelings of anxiety (different from panic) with the surgery. I have cut back by 1/2 or more over the last week in increments ever 3-4 days. I have had some insomnia and discomfort... but really don't want to add klonipin. I'm down to under 1 mg. per day at this point... can i make it?
Avatar f tn I used to have "nothing" wrong with me lol until I fell and broke my toes in July and went to see my pcp. I found out I was having 54,000+ pvc's daily, my ep suggested an EPS. I had an ablation in August and during it they found polymorphic malignant runs of VT that sustained and went into v-fib 3 times.
Avatar n tn Wait about one hour before eating breakfast. The L-Tyrosine will give you a surge of physical and mental energy that will help counteract the malaise. You may continue to take it each morning for as long as it helps. If you find it gives you the "coffee jitters," consider lowering the dosage or discontinuing it altogether. Occasionally, L-Tyrosine can cause the runs.
Avatar n tn but I never had problems before. I'm going to a different doctor for a 2nd opinion. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.
429155 tn?1205676864 Still not got much of an appitite though, I am taking lots of vitamins, and loads of water, smoking slashed in half.. I have just recieved this post and it is a bit of a worry. Hey, I've been clean for 3 weeks, and I just want to share what's going on, kind of to forwarn....I hope this doesn't happen to you...I started sleeping fine. after the initial withdrawls passed-after a week or so...then I started to have panic attacks and felt depressed at about 4 pm-6 pm every day.
233488 tn?1310696703 When properly viewed, as a drug subject to FDA study, marijuana would be declared not safe, not effective and not approved based on studies already published in medical journals. As physicians we attest that the dangers of “medical marijuana” far exceed any therapeutic usefulness, particularly in the context of safer and more evidence-based alternate treatment. Legal cannabis is a bad drug trip the public should avoid.
Avatar m tn uk), currently lists on its website the campaigns it is mounting, which include pressing another Member of Parliament to table an early day motion calling on the Government 'to raise awareness of hypothyroidism and the dangers of misdiagnosing an under-active thyroid and to promote the use of a range of treatments including thyroxine to address the current inadequacy of testing, diagnosis and treatment of the condition.
1684282 tn?1505701570 Rapid detox under anesthesia can get you through the worst of withdrawal with only limited amount of symptoms that we can help to manage. A small implant containing Naltrexone may be placed under the skin while the patient is still under sedation. The Naltrexone implant slowly releases medication to continually block receptors and help the patient fight the physical symptoms of drug addiction. The Naltrexone implant will entirely dissolve and disappear in approximately two months.
604197 tn?1292308636 I have absolutely no sense of Smell what so ever, and only recently started to taste this awful taste in my mouth that does not seem to fad, I can’t explain the taste it is like nothing I have tasted before, you could say it resembles the taste of Blood or metal, but no matter how many times I brush my teeth it does not seem to ware off. The Cause of this was an accident I had in an early Morning on (03.dec.2008).
Avatar n tn She is so exhausted that she can't fight no more against medical community in order to admit the origin of her symptoms and to push them to try to find a beginnning of solution. Is there any progress in the comprehension of the cause of these symptoms ? Are there some new treatments that appeared recently to counteract exhaustion and pains ? Do people group themselves in associations to better fight against this disaster ?
Avatar n tn In 6 days i'm at three a day and running out. Tom J.B., Will I have to go through the same intense detox as before when I came of of 8 to 10 a day. should I stop right now and will I have lesser symptoms. I am feeling real bad about relapeing for such a short time and not even a high to go with it! anyone tempted by picking up Please head. IT IS NOT WORTH IT! FIGHT TO STAY FREE! Thanks to all of you for any help! Love and god bless you all.
Avatar m tn They sued the tobacco companies for their intentional cover-ups. It's only a matter of time before people realize the same about pharmaceutical companies. Were they responsible in distributing/selling their products? Did they know people may become psychologically dependent on their products and intended to get them hooked? Did people taking it know usage may cause them liver problems or even OD in some cases? The only warnings I've ever seen was "don't use while driving, etc.
885099 tn?1243550605 Last year I went though thyroid surgery on my left side of my thyroid because of a tumor that became cancer. But while I had the tumor my neck bone felt it moved to my right side of my neck so what i did was to pop it back and it hurt so much.
Avatar n tn If you ever do need a stent, you'll be put on Plavix to prevent this type problem with this type of stent (which I consider a manufacturing malfunction--what if you need another surgery but can't go off the Plavix because of the dangers of blood clots? There are even newer stent designs being worked on, but they won't be available to the public for quite a while yet.) One thing-- watch that artery. Plaque builds up fast.
Avatar f tn Tell your mom it is outlawed in other countries including India, and download articles about the dangers of it. Is she forcing you to take it because you have heavy periods? There are other ways. You can tell the nurse and your doctors you do not want it. Especially if you are not sexually active. This will mess up your hormones for many years to come, even after you stop taking it.
Avatar n tn I know the feeling. I am 51 and have recently lost about 25 pounds, but have consisently exercised and taken buku supplements. I have noticed my tricep skin puckering at different angles as well as my thighs. You feel like "this is the thanks I get for watching my weight and taking so many supplements that my stomach is screaming!" Forgive me, but at least on a forum, I can be a "crybaby" rather than put up the good front that I do throughout my real day.
Avatar f tn And lest you think it was too late...they took out 2/3rds of one lung and she is still alive 20 years since the surgery. Of course she has COPD, and she is on oxygen because she waited so long, but she is still alive and got all that extra time. Another woman I know, who is now in her 50's, he mouth cancer from smoking, and that is a death sentence. She might have 6 months if she's lucky. Quitting is hard...there's no question, but people do it every day if they want it bad enough.
581359 tn?1454010042 America is also a very UNFIT country and an unfit woman trying to go through labor is like an unfit woman trying to run a marathon after sitting on the couch for months....it's going to cause dangers (heart problems, other risks) and if you add the risk of a c-section to that because of a "stalled" or "failed" labor (yes I realize not all c-sections are given for a good reason)...you have all the surgery risks as well.
544292 tn?1268886268 Day 32! Five simple rules of happiness: 1. Free your heart from hatred. 2. Free your mind from worries. 3. Live simply. 4. Give more. 5. Expect less. Breathe in Faith... Breathe out Fear... Happy Day 32! Slept 9 solid hours, woke up feeling HAPPY! Three steps backwards yesterday, seven steps forward this morning! YES! To me it it beyond impressive!
Avatar n tn While I do not think there is evidence that smoking increasing bleeding with these vascular malformations, smoking does increase the risk of other types of bleeding in the brain like subarachnoid hemorrhage. Also, if you were to go to surgery, your surgical risks in general are higher if you smoke. I think drinking in moderation would not be harmful, but moderation really is the key. I have to emphasize that use of cocaine and other recreational drugs should be avoided.
Avatar n tn Your body is telling you something. When I was young, the dangers of smoking were not known, but I never smoked. My husband was a smoker unti 20 years ago. Now that he is older, the results of his smoking have come to haunt him. Once you quit smoking, your lungs immediately start repairing themselves, but the damage done to your cardio-vascular system is forever!
Avatar f tn (the surgeon told me some, but I feel they may gloss over some information in order for me to just get the surgery done. 12. What is the average cost of stent graft surgery? (One friend of mine had it and it cost him $30,000 the hospital I'm at won't give me a definite answer and this is frustrating me). Everyone says, "I don't handle the money part..." but I have no insurance (was in the middle of applying for insurance for my pregnancy but now afraid no one will insure me). 13.
Avatar f tn Cannot do surgery due to being a chronic smoker for past 30 yrs(yes, I know the dangers about smoking and am trying to quit) My concern is my MRI needing further evaluation by a neurologist because I know my family doctor will say it is "fine and that it just shows we are getting old" which is a quite common statement from many doctors. I was a RN for 15 yrs before becoming diabled so I am not stupid but a lot of things have changed over the pst 15 yrs I have been disabled.