Shortness Of Breath, Decreased Appetite And Thin Body After Stopping Smoking?
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Complaints about the general condition of your father's health decline after quitting smoking about 4-5 months ago and currently obtained results of tests with low Hb and decreased blood pressure, then this is likely not related to the decision to stop smoking. The decision to stop smoking is likely made because your father had previously felt health complaints that began to interfere, so the doctor's recommendation or on your own wishes your father stopped smoking. It is expected that health complaints that may begin to interfere can be immediately controlled and his health condition gradually improves.
In general, smoking cessation is associated with nicotine withdrawal or termination of the supply of nicotine in the body's system. Nicotin withdrawn has psychological and physical side effects, where the condition can last for about 3-4 weeks. Some complaints that are often experienced during nicotine withdrawal are:
1. a high desire to smoke
2. mood swing
4. can not concentrate
5. easy to worry
7. sleep disturbance
9. increased appetite
In general the benefits of quitting smoking can provide benefits for the smoker's body, such as:
1. improve blood circulation
2. stop nicotine addiction
3. improve the respiratory system
4. improve the sense of taste and smell
5. increase oxygen intake
6. enhance the immune system
7. improve the function of the reproductive system
8. reduce the risk of disease and cancer
Thus, quitting smoking is a positive step taken by your father to improve the quality of life and the quality of health in general.
The results of tests that have been carried out now with decreased blood pressure (whether previous blood pressure is also the same value or not? Need evaluation) and low Hb, then this condition may be triggered by several medical conditions, such as:
2. digestive system disorders
3. liver disorders
4. kidney disorders
6. respiratory system diseases
So to find out the cause of Hb which began to decline, you should advise your father to do a consultation and examination to a specialist in internal medicine. The doctor will conduct interviews, physical examinations and plan supporting examinations to help determine the cause. The results of the examination will be a reference for doctors to ascertain the cause of complaints and low Hb. Thus, care and treatment can be provided according to the examination results obtained.
For the time being, several attempts can be made by your father, namely:
1. avoid sleeping late
2. Increase intake of healthy food and fluids
3. avoid stress
4. do light exercise according to ability or according to the advice of the treating doctor
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