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Dr. Gowri Krishnamurthy

Psychologist, Chennai

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Dr. Gowri Krishnamurthy Psychologist, Chennai
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Dr. Gowri Krishnamurthy is a popular Psychologist in Chintadripet, Chennai. You can visit her at Manashanthi in Chintadripet, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Gowri Krishnamurthy on Lybrate.com.

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I am 21 years old and I am male. I am having memory loss problem and having problem in concentrating on my studies. I consult with several doctors but they can't catch my problem, they recommend to have proper sleep and diet which I am following but no effective results found in me. Please help me!

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 21 years old and I am male. I am having memory loss problem and having problem in concentrating on my studies. I...
1. Take balanced diet with proper combination of carbohydrate, protein and fat. Avoid diet high in saturated fats like red meat, whole milk, butter, cheese, cream, ice cream etc which hampers memory and concentration. Take complex carbohydrates like whole wheat bread, brown rice, oat meal, high fiber cereals, lentils, whole beans etc. Avoid processed foods like pasta, potato etc 2. Eat plenty of green leafy vegetables and fruits and drink green tea since they contain anti oxidants which enhance memory 3. Go for regular physical exercise like brisk walking, jogging, cycling etc for 30-45 minutes daily 4. Take some mental exercise like doing cross word puzzle, problem solving exercise, playing chess etc 5. Develop some new hobby and skill like learning music, dancing, playing new game etc 6. Take adequate rest. 7-8 hours of sound sleep in the night is required to remain healthy 7. Avoid alcoholic beverages, caffeinated drink, smoking and consumption of tobacco etc. 8. Develop healthy relationship with friends, relatives, family members for good emotional health 9. Avoid stress, anxiety, depression, agitation, severe physical and mental exertion 10. Focus on one task at a time rather than focusing on multiple task 11. Practice yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control emotion, increase concentration and enhancing memory.
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Hi i am 20 years old boy height 5'7 weight 57 kg I have high negative vibes in any scenario is there were there is family isue regarding my girlfriend I always doubt her my studies I always masturbate thats a very bad thing please advice to how to build positive vibes and attitude and personality by this it is effecting my studies please help me guide me when ever girl is passing by or she is with me I feel like touching their body and staring their outfits coz of negative thoughts happening I want to stop this though I have a gf I feel shy I do not know how to deal with her if she will get to know i m like that she will dump me please help me I want to change my self my everything I want a human revolution please guide me doctor please.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hi i am 20 years old boy height 5'7 weight 57 kg I have high negative vibes in any scenario is there were there is fa...
hi ...appreciate your courage to seek help! You seem to be struggling with boundary issues and thats creating alot of confusion in your mind. Your issue requires lot more details and exploration , thus I suggest you to seek counselling as it will help you immensely . Regarding masturbation, its not harmful if done in moderation and only to release your sexual excitement to give pleasure to yourself. but if you are masturbating compulsively and not enjoying the act, then you need to seek help. Counselling can help you with this issue too. All the best.
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Hello, My age is 19 years. I am the student of B. E. I am suffering from mental problem. I think its an ocd. I always repeat the actions and thoughts. For example- if I have thought of buying a new purse. Then after sometime I will have doubt that did I actually thought of buying a new purse or not. So I again and again repeat that what actually have I thought. And the worst situation is that I always have that sensation that if I will not repeat something bad will happen with me or with my family. So I repeat and repeat. After when I clear that yes the thought was of the purse buying then immediately I should remember god. If god not came in my mind I repeat again until god comes in my mind or my family members. I also have negative thoughts. Bad thoughts. Violent thoughts and images. I am even not able to concentrate on my studies. Please help me what should I do to avoid such things?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello, My age is 19 years. I am the student of B. E. I am suffering from mental problem. I think its an ocd. I always...
Yes, these are the classic symptoms of ocd. You must immediately meet a counselor and a doctor for follow-up treatment. Since you are young the possibilities are immense if you cooperate. Ocd is a fear based reaction and can be quite debilitating if neglected. So you could see where this fear has originated and your parents help and involvement is recommended. They will have an insight as to how and where the fear came about. If you deal with the fear, the ocd which is a symptom of that fear can be dealt with more effectively. In the meantime you can build your constitution and your emotional make up with some regular physical exercises, proper sleep, and a healthy diet. Your emotional fitness can be developed with the counselor.
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Hi I am newly married I married on 11th may but I do not have sex with my wife because I am feeling very shy to be naked in front of her I want to do it tonight please advice what to do how should I ask for sex to her.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, P.G.Dip.in Guidance &Counselling, B.A., Psychology, Dip.in Pharmacy
Psychologist, Madurai
Hi I am newly married I married on 11th may but I do not have sex with my wife because I am feeling very shy to be na...
You do not need to be 100% naked while having sex. Also it is not necessary to have sex in a lighted room. It can also be done in an abolute darkness too. You better have a good chat with your wife before going to bed. Just imagine yourselves as lovers and engage in foreplay activities, for example kissing, fondling, hugging etc. You will soon lose your shyness and hesitation and have best times in your love life.
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Hello doctor I am 28 year old male I am on antidepressants since 4 years. And I smoke daily 2 cigarettes so my question is smoking causes depression and anxiety more?

MBBS, MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist), Diploma in CBT (Glasgow)
Psychiatrist, Delhi
Hello doctor I am 28 year old male I am on antidepressants since 4 years. And I smoke daily 2 cigarettes so my questi...
Absolutely. Smoking is obviously injurious to physical health but also mental health. Consult your treating psychiatrist on measures for quitting smoking! there are many medicines and counseling techniques. Depending on the antidepressants you are using, appropriate ones can be suggested.
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Some times I go to depression nd that time I feel I want to cry nd my heart beating gives fast nd I doing lot of hand practice since 2011 I start till now please tell me sir what I can do please request sir.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Some times I go to depression nd that time I feel I want to cry nd my heart beating gives fast nd I doing lot of hand...
First of all you can not go to depression sometimes, its always there may be the severity increases or decreases or may be you are talking about stress. It is normal to feel like crying when very sad and feel restless. You need to figure out exactly to what extent it affects your life and in what ways. Talk to a psychologist or therapist. Masturbation is completey normal nothing to feel guilty of and its unrelated to your problem.
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Don't Be Depressed! Homeopathy Would Help You Overcome Your Blues

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
Don't Be Depressed! Homeopathy Would Help You Overcome Your Blues

Homeopathy is a medical science, which is used to cure diseases and is based on the principle of "like cures like". It was developed by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann who was a general physician by profession in Germany. The concept, "like cures like" may sound a bit weird, but it is proved to be successful and homeopathy treatment for any ailment is preferred worldwide. Depression is a kind of mental ailment or disease, which could make a person lose hope of living life and results in hopelessness and sadness. 

There seems no cure to your problems. But in homeopathy we have all the answers to your problems. First we need the signs and symptoms to identify depression. Homeopathy medicines are totally natural and have fewer side effects than allopathic versions.

Types of depression:

  1. Depression due to stress
  2. Depression due to menopause
  3. Depression due to workload
  4. Depression in teenagers
  5. Depression in old people
  6. Major depression
  7. Atypical depression
  8. Dysthymia
  9. Seasonal Affective Disorder

Symptoms of depression are:

  1. Feeling hopeless and sad: The first signal or symptom is the feeling of hopelessness. In this, the patient loses the hope in everything. They feel like being trapped in some kind of cage, from which they are not able to come out.
  2. Lack of interest in anything: Everything seems to be of no use or interest, even your daily work. You don't want to do anything; even the things, which you loved to do like your hobbies and passions, which you no longer find interesting.
  3. Sleep irregularity: Insomnia or oversleeping. Either you sleep too much or do not sleep at all. This could be because of work or other stress in your personal or professional life.
  4. Irritation or unnecessarily getting angry: You start losing your temper easily and that too for silly reasons. You think you are losing control.
  5. Appetite problems: You either stress eat too much or too less or sometimes not at all. You are not willing to even eat your favourite dish is a sign of depression.'
  6. Concentration problems: You can't focus or concentrate on a particular thing for a long time. 
  7. Frustration: You start feeling worthless and might even think of ending your life and getting out of this problem. Your behaviour changes and you can't think properly on one topic.

No need to get disheartened if the above symptoms are plaguing you, because the solution of your problem is in homeopathy. Homeopathy medicines do not have side effects and they remove the ailment from the roots. Medicines like Arsenicum Album, Ignatia, Natrum Muriaticum, Sepia help in various kinds of depressions. These should be taken in proper quantity as directed by the physician to get cured properly.

Related Tip: "How To Deal With Someone Who Is Suffering From Depression"

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I have a bad habit of feeling guilty about anything happening bad in life that is related to me anyhow? One more thing, I feel self helpless doing the things. I have had a very bad past as we say harassment. Now I have completed my bsc with math and want to prepare for civil services. I want to come out of this condition as it is not good for better study. Please help me.

Bsc(Med.), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Mohali
I have a bad habit of feeling guilty about anything happening bad in life that is related to me anyhow? One more thin...
Hi lybrate-user As if some mistake is done by our close friend and we console him/her to forget it and move forward same way start forgiving yourself and learn from your mistakes. Do not repeat them. Move ahead. As maths is a tough subject and you have done bsc. With it. Keep confidence in yourslf. Reward yourself. Live in present. Plan your preparation for IAS and move. All the best.
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I got drunk for over 20 years and I got nervous when I drunk what's the effect of it.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Lybrate user, it's the high time to quit this deathly habit as ill effect of alcoholism started now after. 20 yrs. Causing arythima, surging blood upward to brain to cause mental disorder and threatening the heart, too. Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism.        • Go for meditation, yoga to reduce your stress to feed your liver, lungs and heart &  inculcate a confident and strong person to quit this injurious habit.         • Your diet be ,simple, healthy,easily digestible & nutritious ,on time.         • Tk, Homoeo medicines, gentle in use, rapid in action with no side effect. @ Nux vom 30-6 pills, thrice a day, orally.  Over all, it is only U who can rescue yourself from deathly silence. Stay ,aware of the present condition, please. Report, fortnightly, Your feedback is solicited, please. Tk, care.
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I am very emotional for my kids. Prior marriage I was not like this. I was very blunt. But now am very weak of my emotions. Sometimes I think that I should get out of this but, am scared that my kids very get hurt.how to handel my emotion

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi, hope the following tips help you: Select the situation. Avoid circumstances that trigger unwanted emotions. If you know that you're most likely to get angry when you’re in a hurry (and you become angry when others force you to wait), then don’t leave things for the last minute. Get out of the house or office 10 minutes before you need to, and you won’t be bothered so much by pedestrians, cars, or slow elevators. Similarly, if there’s an acquaintance you find completely annoying, then figure out a way to keep from bumping into that person. Modify the situation. Perhaps the emotion you’re trying to reduce is disappointment. You’re always hoping, for example, to serve the “perfect” meal for friends and family, but invariably something goes wrong because you’ve aimed too high. Modify the situation by finding recipes that are within your range of ability so that you can pull off the meal. You may not be able to construct the ideal soufflé, but you manage a pretty good frittata. Shift your attentional focus. Let’s say that you constantly feel inferior to the people around you who always look great. You’re at the gym, and can’t help but notice the regulars on the weight machines who manage to lift three times as much as you can. Drawn to them like a magnet, you can’t help but watch with wonder and envy at what they’re able to accomplish. Shifting your focus away from them and onto your fellow gym rats who pack less punch will help you feel more confident about your own abilities. Even better, focus on what you’re doing, and in the process, you’ll eventually gain some of the strength you desire. Change your thoughts. At the core of our deepest emotions are the beliefs that drive them. You feel sad when you believe to have lost something, anger when you decide that an important goal is thwarted, and happy anticipation when you believe something good is coming your way. By changing your thoughts you may not be able to change the situation but you can at least change the way you believe the situation is affecting you. In cognitive reappraisal, you replace the thoughts that lead to unhappiness with thoughts that lead instead to joy or at least contentment. People with social anxiety disorder may believe that they’ll make fools of themselves in front of others for their social gaffes. They can be helped to relax by interventions that help them recognize that people don’t judge them as harshly as they believe. Change your response. If all else fails, and you can’t avoid, modify, shift your focus, or change your thoughts, and that emotion comes pouring out, the final step in emotion regulation is to get control of your response. Your heart may be beating out a steady drumroll of unpleasant sensations when you’re made to be anxious or angry. Take deep breaths and perhaps close your eyes in order to calm yourself down. Similarly, if you can’t stop laughing when everyone else seems serious or sad, gather your inner resources and force yourself at least to change your facial expression if not your mood. Advertisement This 5-step approach is one that you can readily adapt to the most characteristic situations that cause you trouble. Knowing your emotional triggers can help you avoid the problems in the first place. Being able to alter your thoughts and reactions will build your confidence in your own ability to cope. With practice, you’ll be able to turn negatives into positives, and, each time, gain emotional fulfillment. Consult with me for therapy.
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Stuttering - Health Tip

Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language Pathology (B.A.S.L.P)
Speech Therapist, Chennai
Stuttering is a speech disorder in which sounds, syllables, or words are repeated or last longer than normal. These problems cause a break in the flow of speech (called disfluency).
Symptoms of stuttering may include:
Feeling frustrated when trying to communicate
Putting in (interjecting) extra sounds or words (" we went to the. Uh. Store")
Repeating sounds, words, parts of words, or phrases (" I want. I want my doll" i. I see you" or" ca-ca-ca-can")
Tension in the voice
Very long sounds within words (" I am booooobbbby jones" or" llllllllike")
Signs and tests:
No testing is usually necessary. The diagnosis of stuttering may require consultation with a speech pathologist.
Treatment:
There is no one best treatment for stuttering. Most early cases are short-term and resolve on their own. Speech therapy may be helpful if:
Stuttering has lasted more than 3 - 6 months, or the" blocked" speech lasts several seconds. The child appears to be struggling when stuttering, or is embarrassed. There is a family history of stuttering. Speech therapy can help make the speech more fluent or smooth, and can help the child feel better about the stuttering.

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I have quit drinking and furthur iwant to be healthy what tablets I have to use.

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist,
Quit drinking and have healthy food.... No need to take any medicines as long as you are comfort without consumption of alcohol..
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I am 52 year old. I have to use a lot of force while speaking. No medical problem except erosive gastritis. No bp. No sugar. Is it due to anxiety that my voice becomes shrill a nd shrieky. It gives me frustration. Please Koi medicine suggest kare. No singers nodules no vocal cord problems.

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
Dear Namita. I can understand. If you are sure that there is no problem with your vocal chords and you are sure that the problem is due to anxiety disorder, Please consult a psychologist online or in person for advice, counseling and therapy. Take care.
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I continuously ruminate for office work regularly that creates sleepless ness but it is not very high. How can I get rid of this.

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 continuously ruminate for office work regularly that creates sleepless ness but it is not very high. How can I get ...
Dear lybrate user. When people ruminate, they over-think or obsess about situations or life events, such as work or relationships. Research has shown that rumination is associated with a variety of negative consequences, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, binge-drinking and binge-eating. I suggest you to force stop rumination. Engage in physical activities, outdoor games, entertainment etc. When in work try to provide some sort of break to yourself every half an hour. Take care.
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I am 28 Year old male. I have a constant fear of dying young. I can not enjoy anything.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
I am 28 Year old male. I have a constant fear of dying young. I can not enjoy anything.
The best ayurveda herb for your case is Natural home remedy using cardamom seeds: 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day This will help with your concern.
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My son aged 38 working, suffering from severe anxiety n sleeplessness. He is epileptic for last 25 years n on tegrital300 twice a day. He is afraid of nights because of his sleeplessness. He avoids sleeping pills as he gets addicted. Pl advise which specialist he should consult, a neurologist, a psychiatrist or psychologist to treat sleeplessness. Thanks. Ratnam, 09848434175 email. Ratnam_chikkala@yahoo.com.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Jaipur
My son aged 38 working, suffering from severe anxiety n sleeplessness. He is epileptic for last 25 years n on tegrita...
Hi M'am Many a times we hesitate to speak out to our family, friends or close ones, but we easily do it with strangers According to me a many problems solve with long conversations, where we pour our heart out, doing this our mind and heart both feel light and refreshed. I suggest you to take your son to a psychologist, let him/her diagnose the level of the problem, if it can be resolved just with counselling sessions or therapies it will be wonderful, if not then only a psychologist will suggest you whether to go a neurologist or a Psychiatrist.
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Hi, my mom taking medicine since 20 year for depression and doctor still continue.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Hi, my mom taking medicine since 20 year for depression and doctor still continue.
I am sure there must be some reason for which the medicines need to be continued. Depression may become continuous or relapsing in nature due to certain co morbid medical conditions like thyroid dysfunction, hormonal disturbances, chronic medical conditions like diabetes, hypertension, cardiac disease etc. In such cases it becomes imperative to continue some maintenance dose of the antidepressant. If your mother has no such commodities and still continues to relapse, then you may consult your psychiatrist for a re evaluation and management.
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What Does 3 Cigarettes a Day Do to You?

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
What Does 3 Cigarettes a Day Do to You?

Smoking can cause irreparable damage to your mind and body. Chemicals in the tobacco travel to all parts of the body, leaving no area unaffected. According to available data, smoking causes 30% of all cancer deaths and about 80% deaths from emphysema and bronchitis. In addition to adversely affecting yourself, smoking also has a severe impact on your near and dear ones. According to WHO, about 600,000 people die every year from passive smoking. Out of the deaths that occur due to this, 1/3rd is that of children.

The Indian situation
While 85% of tobacco users worldwide consume it in the form of cigarettes, in India only 13% use it in that form. Additionally, 54% use it in the form of beedis. A study conducted on Indian smokers has revealed that an average of 8.2 cigarettes is smoked by an individual daily.

The study also revealed that the number of cigarettes smoked every year had grown to over 6 trillion. While 1 out of 10 adults dies from tobacco use worldwide, 5% of deaths in women and 20% of deaths in men in India are caused by cigarette and beedi smoking.

What happens when you smoke?
Cigarette smoke is made up of 4000 chemicals that are present either as tiny particles or gases and about 50 are known to lead to cancer, the toxin nicotine being one of them. In addition to nicotine, the chemicals that make up cigarette smoke also include tar and carbon monoxide. Prolonged exposure to these toxins can hamper your body's ability to filter air and clean the lungs. The smoke not only irritates the lungs but also causes excess production of mucus.

It also causes a paralysis of the tiny hair-like structures like cilia that line the airways and are responsible for removing dust and dirt from the organ. Paralysis of these hair-like structures also causes a buildup of mucus and toxic substances, leading to lung congestion. The extra mucus that is produced causes smokers to suffer from the very ubiquitous smoker's cough and chronic bronchitis.

It's also one of the many triggers of asthma, which brings about the narrowing and inflammation of the airways. Long-term exposure to tobacco smoke causes the destruction of the structure of the lung, walls of the airways as well as lung tissue. The result is a condition known as emphysema. Additionally, smoking also leads to cancer of the lung and over 80% lung cancer cases occur due to this habit.

'Consult'.

Related Tip: 7 Dangerous Changes that Smoking Causes to Your SKIN

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Hi I want to quit smoking but I think my willpower is not so strong to help me quit this I have tried several times but not able to. It effect my health and I am not able to gain weight due to loss of appetite whenever I'm tensed or happy or any other situation I want that. Please suggest me some medicine to quit smoking Thanks.

MBBS, DPM
Psychiatrist, Bangalore
Hi I want to quit smoking but I think my willpower is not so strong to help me quit this I have tried several times b...
It takes about 12 weeks to stop totally all the cigarettes and the replacements. If you suddenly quit without getting your nerves to terms, you restart in full vigor within a week. That is how you tried several times. Finding ways of dealing with your tension, happiness and other situation also needed, along with plan of quitting smoking in 12 weeks. Start observing - the craving for smoking comes and goes in waves. If you delay, deep breathe, drink water, distract and discuss (5 Ds) you will observe that craving goes away. That does not mean that it will not come back. But when the craving comes back, you can again do 5 Ds. You will become an expert in it. Reward yourself with some incentives each time you reduce or try quitting. Please connect your quit day to psychologically important day (like birthday of you or your wife or child, wedding day, festival day)
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I am 22 and a smoker. Now m getting weak by everyday and face is so dull.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist,
You need to stop your smoking immediately. For someone who has had tuberculosis you are indeed playing with fire. If that was not enough, then what will make you take life seriously?! I know giving up may appear to seem impossible but that is not true. 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 your 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 you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You 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. You 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 yourself 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 you have quit smoking. Here?s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world ? you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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