Recommended Checks For Smokers And Drinkers?

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, I want to ask. My brother is a 24 year old male, he is a heavy smoker and often drinks alcohol. I want to take him to a doctor but I’m confused about where to go, what steps should I take so that I know that his internal organs are healthy. Is it X-ray or something else?

1 Answer:

Hi Kirun.. Thank you for the question given.

Excessive consumption of cigarettes can cause a person to experience nicotine addiction. Nicotine is one of the elements in cigarettes and this nicotine can cause a person to become addicted. The effects of smoking addiction include: heart and blood vessel disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, impotence, oral cancer, yellowing teeth. In addition to the effect on yourself, smoking can also have a negative effect on those around you.

While excessive alcohol consumption can affect: heart and blood vessels, stroke, liver disease, cirrhosis, fatty liver, inflammation of the stomach, inflammation of the pancreas, liver cancer, colon cancer, bone loss. Seeing the bad effects of smoking and alcohol addiction, it's best to start stopping both. Can be done slowly until completely free from addiction.

To find out the state of your brother's health, then you can invite him to see a doctor. The doctor will perform a physical examination and may suggest supporting examinations such as blood tests, abdominal ultrasound, lung X-rays, urine checks. Further treatment can be determined when there are results of the examination.

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