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Dr. Thomas Mj

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MNAMS (Membership of the National Ac...

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

43 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
Dr. Thomas Mj MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MNAMS (Membershi... Psychiatrist, Bangalore
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I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care. Doctor is an active member of Indian Psychiatric Society, Indian Psychiatri......more
I believe in health care that is based on a personal commitment to meet patient needs with compassion and care. Doctor is an active member of Indian Psychiatric Society, Indian Psychiatric Society
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Dr. Thomas Mj is a renowned Psychiatrist in Jayanagar, Bangalore. He has been a successful Psychiatrist for the last 43 years. He studied and completed MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , MD - Psychiatry . He is currently associated with Sagar Hospitals in Jayanagar, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Thomas Mj on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - St John's Medical College, Bangalore - 1974
Diploma in Psychological Medicine - Nationa Institute of Mental Health Neuroscience,Banglore - 1979
MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) - National Academy of Mediaca Science - 1982
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MD - Psychiatry - National Institute of Mental Health Neuroscience,Banglore - 1983
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Hi, I am 25 years old female suffering from cold with shivering fever for last 2 days followed by headache and body pain. Having past history of low blood pressure of 100/50. please suggest.

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Sir, I am an ex serviceman of indian army I am habitual of drinking alcohol. I need 3 to 4.5 pags daly. without drinking I can not sleep in night. I want to avoid my habit but I can not. Due to this I face so many problems. Can you suggest me how to discontinue my this habits.

DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
Sir, I am an ex serviceman of indian army I am habitual of drinking alcohol. I need 3 to 4.5 pags daly. without drink...
It's a good thing that you recognize that it's a problem and are willing to ask for help. First step done. Second step is starting treatment. Alcohol dependence is a brain-disease. Due to regular intake of this chemical, certain areas in your brain change. This leads mainly to tolerance (needing more and more alcohol), withdrawal (having problems like insomnia, tremors or craving on leaviqng alcohol) and craving. To make your brain come to a normal state, you need medicines. First phase would be detoxification. Here your withdrawal symptoms will be treated. After 2-3 weeks, rehab phase will start. Here you will need therapy to reduce craving, taking care of other problems, changing your lifestyle, etc. You need to be away from alcohol for 6-12 months at least to let your brain heal. Visit a qualified psychiatrist today and start your journey towards a healthier life. All the best.
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MD Psychiatry
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Do you have uncontrollable urge to steal small objects even though you could afford them easily. Do you feel tensed before the act the stealing and relaxed after stealing. You may be having kleptomania. Get treated before getting embarrassed or before you get into legal problems.
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Hello. I am a 17 year old girl. And I wish to know about the visual subliminal message and its affects on our mind. And other hypnotherapy for mental issues.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Hello. I am a 17 year old girl. And I wish to know about the visual subliminal message and its affects on our mind. A...
Dear lybrate-user, the question you are asking is impossible to answer through this platform. Visual subliminal messages and hypnotherapy are separate subjects and are taught over a period of one year in institutions. There are no short explanations. Take care.
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I get nervous in examination before and after examination I could remember everything but during examination I am unable to recall it.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I think you get into a panic mode during the exams. It is best for you to do deep breathing for a few minutes and you will calm down immediately. There is a good exercise that helps to lower panic immediately: block your closed lips with your index finger and blow tight against your cheeks and hold that breath for some time and then release it. Your heart beat will slow down instantly and you will have a calmer demeanor to approach your exam paper. A lot of the reason may be true because of your age and a little stress perhaps. I suspect that you are going through a spurt in the production of the male sex hormone, which affects you in three ways quite unknown to you. First, there will be a sexual agenda that it will kick off, secondly, there will be aggressiveness and rebelliousness, and thirdly, you will suffer from acne and pimple problems. This is the effect of the hormone that has a duration of almost two years and you will have no control over it. But if you have a good value system you will tide over this phase without significant damage. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring along some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night?s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive or coconut oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that you and the family go for counseling too.
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I am 29 years old female. I am suffering from social anxiety disorder since past many years. I recently read about bach flower remedies and it's effects on moods. Can anyone here please suggest me which of the remedy will be suitable for me.in how much dose and where will I get it in Mumbai.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I am 29 years old female. I am suffering from social anxiety disorder since past many years. I recently read about ba...
Mimulus , agrimony, aspen and larch for social anxiety two drop each in some water for three times..take it for 6 weeks They are available at leading Homeopathic stores or at sites like healthmug.com cheers
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I am engineering student. In exam time when I am prepare study of next day exam. When the condition I can't prepare of study before exam days or before. Then I get depress and so emotional when before exam time. Please try to understand I am belong from middle family and my no any friend, no any colony friend. So how to reduce my depression and emotion in exam time. Best method for study condition prepare about me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am engineering student. In exam time when I am prepare study of next day exam. When the condition I can't prepare o...
This is a set up for depression. You must study right through the year and and you will be successful. Also you may have the exam panic that makes it difficult to study. Meet a counselor and get some help in that region. Most learning by now is audio-visual. The hearing and remembering, and the seeing and remembering are going to be very important. Of this the visual has a clear advantage over the audio mode of learning. However, it is the combination, with the visual being the primary mode of learning, that will give you the best results. So concentration in these two modes and their development will give your children a distinct advantage over the others. The eye exercise is really very simple: have the child hold a ball-point pen and move it in all directions, up and done, and near and far, but never out of sight and without any movement of the head; the kid should focus visually on the point of the pen which will normally reflect a point of light even if the source of light is behind the pen. The movement must be slow and smooth. The person watching the kid must time him in the following format: first, with both eyes the child will focus on the point for one minute, then the person monitoring the test will inform the kid, ‘change’, then the kid should now block any one eye without pressing the eyeball. After one minute of this, ‘change’ will be told once again and the kid will have to block the other eye and focus on the point with the open eye. ‘Change’ will be said once more and the kid can open both eyes and watch the point of light for one more minute. The exercise stops at the end of four minutes. During the exercise no one should talk to the kid and the kid should not talk to anyone else, either. The ear exercise involves placing the kid seated in the central most part of the house, and he needs to be able to see a clock with a secondhand to it. Only one other person can do this exercise with him. When the kid is ready he will say, ‘start’ and the exercise begins. The one person doing the exercise with him will walk around the kid while initiating a dialogue with the kid. He will walk to all four extremities of the house while still maintaining a dialogue with the kid. When one minute is over the kid will block one ear still continuing the exercise. After one minute of this the kid will block the other ear and open the previous ear, while still continuing the conversation. After one minute of this the kid will open both ears and continue the dialogue. At the end of four minutes, the kid will announce, ‘stop’. The exercise is done but the kid should now recall verbatim, the entire conversation. This recall is assessed roughly on the following criteria: 80% marks for the recall of content, 10% for the same order it was spoken, and 10% for the same language that was used. No interpretation is allowed. So you may give a complete score of 62%, for example, without breaking down the actual percentages obtained under each criterion. There should be no argument as to why these marks were given, and there should be no time given for ‘trying’ to recall. Some rules to follow when doing the exercise: keep it simple, talk slowly, and the topic must be thematic. Anyone of the two participants may start a topic. Both these exercises must be done at least four times a day, with a minimum gap of 30 minutes between each set of ear and eye exercise. This must be done every day without missing any for 10 weeks. If even one day is missed, you have to start the whole exercise all over again for 10 weeks. The scores must be recorded to see progress. If there is any emergency, it can be done at least twice of that day but the next day the four times a day must be resumed. The kid should not be helped to remember with any clues or hints. Here are some things you can do to get back your concentration and memory: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid junk food.
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Hello sir my body are paining from last 2days I don't know what the problem is can you please help for out of it.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hello sir my body are paining from last 2days I don't know what the problem is can you please help for out of it.
1.Take paracetamol 500mg,1 tablet as and when required after food up to a maximum of 3 tablets daily, 2.Drink plenty of water 3.Take rest
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Hello sir I am 29 years old I am suffering from panic disorder said by psychiatrist complain of palpitations shortness of breath chest tightness all report that I have done and it's normal echo suggest MVP but it's not dangerous said by doctor but now question is that last 2 month whenever I visited to psychiatry at that time my blood pressure has around systolic 144/140 and diastolic 90 now I am afraid about this what going on and feel fear about this frequently n whenever I am busy with my life at that time I don't have any complain but when I get free all symptoms show on my body now tell me anxiety cause my blood pressure or blood pressure cause my anxiety please sir help me to come out from this stage n tell me that which doctor I have to consult first cardiologist or psychiatrist? Psychiatrist said that your blood pressure due to panic disorder.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Hello sir I am 29 years old I am suffering from panic disorder said by psychiatrist complain of palpitations shortnes...
Dear lybrate-user. As you have been diagnosed with panic disorder, all these symptoms including your high blood pressure is normal. These symptoms are normal and natural and never will have any negative health effect to your body. Don't worry. Regarding blood pressure, always it is the anxiety causes your blood pressure. You should leave the symptoms at it. Your psychiatrist is very much correct. Believe him and stop worrying about the symptoms. You should also understand another fact. Panic disorder always is due to an underlying anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. When a person fears about something now (which may or may not happen in the future) and if he do it repeatedly, it is called anxiety disorder. These fear provoking feelings are called anxiety and it may cause variety of physical symptoms, such as a racing heart, restlessness, helplessness and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others. While each has its own characteristics and symptoms, they all include symptoms of anxiety. I need to know more about your anxiety so that I will be able to diagnose it properly and provide you counseling and psychotherapy to overcome and manage your anxiety. Take care.
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I am. Having the habit of stammering while talking. Tge intensity keeps on changing.

D.H.l.S.,BASLP, B.ED. S.E.
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Advice:= properly speech and language assessment by speech therapist Breathing exercise by different types Proper attention parogarme aa, uu,ee sound prolongation small and long sentence properly speaking Regular speech therapy requirements.
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Hi sir I am in confusion as I like one person whole heartely and wants to be his life patner but he loved a girl but she cheated him so he talked with me so many times and gave so many suggestions about my future and encourages me a lot but suddenly he avoiding me I don't know the real reason in that time an unknown friend chatted with me and then proposed me but my heart doesn't accepted that in this situation I am not able to studying well as before I am a good and intelligent and hardworking nature girl but now my mind was totally disturbed and now I can't putting minimum interest on my studies even though I am curious about my studies and I have soo many future plannings but these consequences disturbing me a lot every sec that boy whom I loved a lot getting into my mind but I don't want to talk with him until I get a job so please help me in getting interest on my studies and to forget those memories from my mind and I want to put all my efforts on my studies and I want to put whole concentration on my studies only rather than to spoil my time so please help me in getting good co contraction and also tell me some probable suggestions to avoid that boy who proposed me.

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
Hi, first of all break all the contact with the guy who proposed u. Delete all conversation with him from your phone, mail, block him from everywhere. Secondly write down your short term and long term goals on a paper and paste it in your room so that it is visible to you every time you enter the room. And about the boy you like, if you don't want to get married or don't want to be in a relationship right now then don't interact with him much either. Keep yourself busy in your studies keeping your goals in your mind. You can attach the thought of love with your parents photo in your mind so whenever you get distracted by the thought of love your parent's photo will come in front of you. This will stop your mind to wander. Also have healthy food and have lots of water. Go for a brisk walk daily with some music in your ear. Keep thinking about your future.
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I smoke 10-13 cigarettes a day. I dont want to quit it. But I fear of getting heart attack one day. N the best way to minimize the effect if smoking is a good diet plan. Please help me with my diet chart. I am 20 years old.

MD - Clinica Biodicity, MBBS
Cardiologist, Delhi
I smoke 10-13 cigarettes a day. I dont want to quit it. But I fear of getting heart attack one day. N the best way to...
First thing, quit smoking, by throwing your cigarette pack. Get your bp, lipid profile checked. We need to know your exact weight. A good nutritious diet cannot negate the ill effects of smoking.
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My girlfriend use to eat black board chalks and when I asked her she said that she knows that it is not good for health but she can't stop herself as she said tell me what happened to her and how she can be treated she is suffering from PICA Tell me how to treat her.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
My girlfriend use to eat black board chalks and when I asked her she said that she knows that it is not good for heal...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 3 drops of mimulus + 3 drops of cherry plum + 3 drops of white chestnut + 3 drops of aspen. Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every morning and night.(same dose).
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What do you advise for chronic depression and severe anxiety?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath,
For such cases. Homeopathy works best. Please consult a good skilled homeopath near-by. And such patients need moral support too from family members as well as they need attention.
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I am forgetting things regularly. What should I do?

PhD (Psychology), MSc Psychology, MS
Psychologist,
Dear, memory and mind power consists of understanding, storage and recollection of information you learn. Understanding depends on concentration. The more creative you are on doing tasks or reading, the more you understand. Storage and recollection depends on your understanding and how well you review what you have learned. Repetition and review of material learned and other tasks provides easy recollection. You can improve your concentration and total brain power with the help of green leafy vegetables, exercise, creative activities, number puzzles like sudoku etc. Hard work is the key to learning and recollection. I can provide you more tips. Take care.
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I have been feeling headache from last 4 days and also stomachache, cannot study for this reason.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I have been feeling headache from last 4 days and also stomachache, cannot study for this reason.
Hi there ~ you are probably suffering from viral infection in which case headache and stomachache can last for 2 days to a week. If you are taking good rest, eating regular healthy diet and hydrating yourself with enough water you should probably get better soon. I hope you visit with a psychiatrist as soon as possible even if you are not doing well with the above suggestions. Hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day.
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I'm not able to sleep after foreplay, its paining all my body organs. Im 17years old, I did open foreplay for 1hour Please help me;

MBBS
General Physician,
I'm not able to sleep after foreplay, its paining all my body organs. Im 17years old, I did open foreplay for 1hour
P...
You mean musterbation mb isva natural phenomenon but it should be done in moderation. Too much of mb may affect your normal as well as sexual health. So control the so called foreplay. Have nutritious food go for morning walk followed by free hand exercises. Have plenty of water by mouth. Do some yoga and pranayum like kapal bhatee. Etc. It will be alright.
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I lost somebody close few days ago and now keeping things to myself only, having mood swings all the time, describe me the activities or better cure which can help me in bringing out from this. Thank you.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I lost somebody close few days ago and now keeping things to myself only, having mood swings all the time, describe m...
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. Loosing someone dear and near causes grief. Grief leads to disappointment. Grief related disappointment manifests symptoms as in the case of depression. But disappointment symptoms are far shorter in duration than depression. These symptoms will vanish in some days or weeks. Don; t worry. Physical exercise, outdoor games, entertainment, hobbies etc could help you divert your attention. I suggest cognitive therapy. Take care.
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My father smokes so many cigarettes. What should I do for him?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
Ideally you must send a lot of time convincing him to stop the smoking. Of course he will agree sometimes and sometimes he will change his mind. Giving up is difficult but if you highlight the dangers of smoking regularly he may one day decide to quit. Never give up on him. Because of his age and quantity of cigarettes smoked and the length of abuse, he will find is even more hard. When quitting, he must take one day at a time. If he looks too far ahead he will get discouraged and will give up. If he sits and counts the number of days he has given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. He must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if he fails one day, he must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. His persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But his desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms him about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and he must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So he must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for him. In fact it is highly toxic too. He will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. He should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time he feels like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. He may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine chewing gum or nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. He may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep him occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i.e. at least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that he has quit smoking. Here?s a piece of very good advice: even if he accidentally/willfully takes a cigarette, it is not the end of the world ? he can start the cessation all over again. He must persevere with the best support until he defeats this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest. Everyone who can help him should be involved until he succeeds.
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