Gastric Disorders - Causes and Treatments
Gastritis is the most common digestive disorder, which causes chronic stomach inflammation and in extreme cases may even lead to stomach ulcer. If you are frequently suffering from this avoidable agony, it's better to take it seriously to shun worsening of case.

Quit Smoking

Risk and complications caused by smoking

Smokers are very well aware that smoking is injurious to health, but still they do smoke. Whenever they purchase a packet of cigarettes, the packet itself is in scripted with a statutory warning: smoking is injurious to health. But the smokers are not aware the dreadful results of smoking. Smoking may result in many life-taking diseases like oral cancer, larynx cancer, pharynx cancer, esophageal cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, kidney cancer, urinary cancer, and cervical cancer. Emphysema and bronchitis are also caused by smoking.

What are the ways to quit smoking?

  • For quitting smoking you should plan well and also strictly follow the plan.
  • Have counseling sessions with experts and discuss at length about the ways and means of quitting smoking.
  • For quitting smoking you can join support groups. These kinds of groups can be found at college campuses and public health departments.
  • You can also seek the help of your doctor regarding quitting smoking. Your doctor will prescribe some medicines that will add up to your will-power to quit smoking.

Medications helpful in quitting smoking:

Nicotine Patch

The nicotine patch is a medicine, which will give a steady supply of nicotine to your bloodstream, through your skin. This can be tried for about six to twelve weeks on a daily basis. This medicine may cause irritations. To avoid the irritation, apply the nicotine patch at different spots on your skin everyday. This medicine can be found easily at any departmental store or on grocery shop. The nicotine patch does not require to be prescribed by an authorized medical specialist.

Nicotine Nasal Spray

Nicotine nasal spray gives nicotine to the bloodstream through the lining of your nose. This can only be used under the prescription of a doctor. Nicotine nasal spray may be utilized under a comprehensive behavioral modification program.

Nicotine Inhaler

The nicotine inhaler resembles to a short cigarette having a plastic mouthpiece. The nicotine inhaler gives you the nicotine which is required by your body to satisfy your desire for the nicotine. But the doses of nicotine inhaler are less concentrated and less and less addictive dose. The nicotine inhaler may be utilized under a comprehensive behavioral modification program.

Nicotine Gum

Nicotine gum is a chewing gum which gives nicotine to your bloodstream through the lining of your mouth. The main aim of using nicotine gum is to provide just enough nicotine to maintain your nicotine level and hold back withdrawal symptoms. Nicotine gum can be used daily. The instructions on the package will give you information that for how much time it should be used. Nicotine gum may be utilized under a comprehensive behavioral modification program.

What are the effects of quitting smoking?

Once you have stop smoking, you will find many changes in yourself. Generally you will increase your appetite; you will feel tired and irritable than normal. You may also go through increase in coughing, may feel very strong desire to smoke a cigarette and will also not be able to concentrate more and find hard to maintain your focus.

What are the main benefits of quitting smoking?

As you stop smoking, your health will signs of improvement, here are the benefits in a tabled chart.

Time Benefits
  • The environment in general will improve and the air surrounding you will no longer be harmful to children and other adults.
20 minutes
  • Your blood pressure becomes normal.
  • Your pulse will come to normal levels.
  • The temperature of your hands and feet will come to normal.
8 hours
  • Level of Carbon Monoxide in your bloodstream drops to normal.
  • Level of Oxygen level in your bloodstream drops to normal.
24 hours
  • The chances of having a heart attack begins to descend
48 hours
  • You will observe an improvement in your senses of smell and taste.
2 to 12 weeks
  • Your blood circulation improves.
  • Your breathing improves.
1 to 9 months
  • You’re coughing decreases.
  • Your sinus congestion decreases
  • Your shortness of breath decreases
  • Your energy levels increase
  • Your ability of lungs to self-clean and reduces infection increases.
5 years
  • You come at par with a non-smoker in terms of risk of having a stroke.
10 years
  • Your life expectancy is similar to a nonsmoker.
  • Your risk of dying from lung cancer is 1/2 of a smoker
  • Your risk of developing oral, throat, esophageal, bladder, kidney and pancreatic cancer decreases.