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Dr. Rajesh Parikh

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

Dr. Rajesh Parikh Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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2 years before duloxetine 30 mg and propranolol 20 mg BD dose started for my panic attack by psychiatrist. Now I have reduced it to 20 mg duloxetine and 20 mg propranolol OD dose. But I am not able to quit. I have tried many times to leave these medicines but each and every time I faced withdrawal symptoms like brain zig zags, noise in ear, vertigo etc. Kindly help me to quit above medicines. I will be very very thankful to you do tor. I take hypertension and diabetes medicine daily.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ayurveda, Jammu
2 years before duloxetine 30 mg and propranolol 20 mg BD dose started for my panic attack by psychiatrist. Now I have...
Hello sir to leave above mentioned medicine it's upto you how you do that simply take medicine one day than give one day gap for one week than next week maintain the gap for 2 days than next week 3days in this way you can maintain your health n meantime you will drop the medicine, take chayawanprash,with milk either morning or evening, take fresh n seasonal fruits, do pranayam, deep breathing it will help you a lot n improve your diet. U can ask for further information n assistance
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I have difficulties in remembering anything, whatever I have read or learn I just forgotten as soon I finished reading it. Please tell me what is the problem. Thank you.

DNB in Psychiatry, completed course from Asha Hospital, Hyderbad
Psychiatrist, Salem
Read in such a way you can understand with some sequences of stories. Make a chain out of it to keep long time remembrance.
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My son is 5 studying in class 1. He shows disinterest in studies, never finishes work on time , I try to motivate him but then too he takes too much time copy a single page of 5-6 lines . His learning abilities are hampering too. Please suggest and help.

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 lybrate user. Children learn from training. School teachers are trained for imparting behavioral training to children. In that sense, you don't have to worry. Teachers should look after your child. You should be a better parent at your home. Your child needs domestic behavior modification which parents are entrusted with. I suggest you for a parental counseling so that I can teach you how to modify your child's behavior. Take care.
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I am having anxiety issues with related to health and every small things in life am currently taking dveniz 100 in morning and zapiz 0.25 at night. Will they help.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ayurveda, Jammu
I am having anxiety issues with related to health and every small things in life am currently taking dveniz 100 in mo...
Hello Pjs plz tell how old is your problem n you can practice meditation n deep breathing in morning just for 25min n i am sure it will work for you .u can ask for further details
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How to get prevent ckd? How can one get rid of it if one has? Is taking stress and tension harmful for ckd stage 3 person?

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
How to get prevent ckd? How can one get rid of it if one has? Is taking stress and tension harmful for ckd stage 3 pe...
As per your concern I would suggest you to do following remedy 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 Causes: • Anxiety • Tension • Mental stress • Drug addiction • Deficiency of vitamin B complex This will help with your concern.
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I forget something daily since last 3 years. It may be for my low attention or tension. How can I increase my memory. Is there any natural fruit or vegetables?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
7 Ways to Remember Anything Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1.Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2.Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3.Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical. 4.Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5.When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6.Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. Suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7.Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam. All fruits are good increasing vitamins in the body.
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I am a 27 year boy feeling sens of fear in job and routine life activity. I am working in i. T. Dept. how to get rid of this fear ?

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
You seem to suffer from insecurity, low confidence, low self esteem which are a hallmarks of dependent personality or if recently developed - depressive illness. Consult a psychiatrist for effective treatment and advice.
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I am a very heavy smoker and lover and drinker so kindly help me to come out from this.`

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Only by using strong will power and avoiding all situations where you feel like smoking, chewing tobacco or drinking or using drugs avoiding friends who smoke and diverting mind by reading or chewing a gum, like NICORETTE and taking a walk when you crave for a smoke can all help. You can chew Nicorette gum which is nicotine replacement. There are medicines available. Which can be prescribed if asked personally Cigarette smoking is a leading preventable cause of mortality. It kills more than 60 lakh people worldwide every year. More than 50% of regular smokers would invariably die from tobacco-related illnesses which includes heart attack, cancer or asthmatic lung diseases. Best age to stop smoking is before 40 Only strong will power, determination, attending AA meetings and diverting mind when tempted will help you stop alcohol or may need professional help from a psychiatrist or de addiction centre. Try to do meditation and yoga. Read good books and listen to music and if you are believer attend Bhajans Alcohol causes 7 types of cancer, including breast, mouth and bowel cancers. When you drink alcohol, cancer-causing chemicals are formed. Alcohol also affects hormone levels and makes cells even more likely to be damaged by smoking. The less alcohol you drink, the lower the risk of cancer. No type of alcohol is better or worse than another, it is the alcohol itself that leads to the damage, regardless of whether it is in wine, beer or spirits. And drinking and smoking together are even worse for you. Not everyone who drinks alcohol will develop cancer. But on the whole, scientists have found that some cancers are more common in people who drink more alcohol than others. Every year, alcohol causes 4% of cancers .Tips to cut down on alcohol. There are lots of simple ways to cut down on the amount of alcohol you drink. It can help to work out if there are particular times or situations when you tend to have a drink, whether that’s a bad day at work or a weekly pub quiz tradition, and plan what you’ll say and do differently next time. Have more alcohol-free days a week. For liver health it’s best to have at least 2 days off alcohol in a row each week. Try agreeing on certain days with your partner or a friend and help each other and stick to it. If you are planning to drink alcohol, decide on a limit in advance and make sure you don’t go over it. Swap every other alcoholic drink for a soft one – starting with your first drink. Try shandy instead of a pint of beer, or swap some wine for soda and have a spritzer. Don’t stock up on beer, wine or spirits at home. Finish one drink before pouring another, because topping up drinks makes it harder to keep track of how much you’ve had and when you planned to stop. Avoid buying drinks in rounds, that way you don’t have to keep pace with anyone. Tell a friend or partner that you’re cutting down on alcohol, they can support you – or even join you.
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My son aged 8 years have stammering problem. Is this problem cureable through medicines.

Masters in Speech Therapy
Speech Therapist, Delhi
Hi, your son needs speech therapy for breathing coordination. In which he needs to do breathing exercises and gradually he will be fluent like others. But it takes time. He needs speech therapy at least twice/thrice in a week.
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14 Tips to Quit Smoking

Masters of Philosphy, Master of Science, Bachelor of Sciences
Psychologist, Kolkata

1. Find your reason

To get motivated, you need a powerful, personal reason to quit. It may be to protect your family from secondhand smoke. Or lower your chance of getting lung cancer, heart disease, or other conditions. Or to look and feel younger. Choose a reason that is strong enough to outweigh the urge to light up.

2. Prepare before you go “cold turkey”

There’s more to it than just tossing your cigarettes out. Smoking is an addiction. The brain is hooked on nicotine. Without it, you’ll go through withdrawal. Line up support in advance. Ask your doctor about all the methods than will help, such as quit-smoking classes and apps, counseling, medication, and hypnosis. You’ll be ready for the day you choose to quit. 

3. Consider nicotine-replacement therapy

When you stop smoking, nicotine withdrawal may give you headaches, affect your mood, or sap your energy. The craving for “just one drag” is tough. Nicotine-replacement therapy can curb these urges. Studies show that nicotine gum, lozenges, and patches improve your chances of success when you’re also in a quit-smoking program. 

4. Learn about prescription pills

Medicines can curb cravings and may also make smoking less satisfying if you do pick up a cigarette. Other drugs can ease withdrawal symptoms, such as depression or problems with concentration.

5. Lean on your loved ones

Tell your friends, family, and other people you’re close to that you’re trying to quit. They can encourage you to keep going, especially when you’re tempted to light up. You can also join a support group or talk to a counselor. “behavioral therapy” is a type of counseling that helps you identify and stick to quit-smoking strategies. Even a few sessions may help. 

6. Give yourself a break

One reason people smoke is that the nicotine helps them relax. Once you quit, you’ll need new ways to unwind. There are many options. You can exercise to blow off steam, tune in to your favorite music, connect with friends, treat yourself to a massage, or make time for a hobby. Try to avoid stressful situations during the first few weeks after you stop smoking.

7. Avoid alcohol and other triggers

When you drink, it’s harder to stick to your no-smoking goal. So try to limit alcohol when you first quit. Likewise, if you often smoke when you drink coffee, switch to tea for a few weeks. If you usually smoke after meals, find something else to do instead, like brushing your teeth, taking a walk, texting a friend, or chewing gum.

8. Clean house

Once you’ve smoked your last cigarette, toss all of your ashtrays and lighters. Wash any clothes that smell like smoke, and clean your carpets, draperies, and upholstery. Use air fresheners to get rid of that familiar scent. If you smoked in your car, clean it out, too. You don’t want to see or smell anything that reminds you of smoking.

9. Lean on your loved ones

Tell your friends, family, and other people you’re close to that you’re trying to quit. They can encourage you to keep going, especially when you’re tempted to light up. You can also join a support group or talk to a counselor. “behavioral therapy” is a type of counseling that helps you identify and stick to quit-smoking strategies. Even a few sessions may help. 

10. Give yourself a break

One reason people smoke is that the nicotine helps them relax. Once you quit, you’ll need new ways to unwind. There are many options. You can exercise to blow off steam, tune in to your favorite music, connect with friends, treat yourself to a massage, or make time for a hobby. Try to avoid stressful situations during the first few weeks after you stop smoking.

11. Avoid alcohol and other triggers

When you drink, it’s harder to stick to your no-smoking goal. So try to limit alcohol when you first quit. Likewise, if you often smoke when you drink coffee, switch to tea for a few weeks. If you usually smoke after meals, find something else to do instead, like brushing your teeth, taking a walk, texting a friend, or chewing gum.

12. Clean house

Once you’ve smoked your last cigarette, toss all of your ashtrays and lighters. Wash any clothes that smell like smoke, and clean your carpets, draperies, and upholstery. Use air fresheners to get rid of that familiar scent. If you smoked in your car, clean it out, too. You don’t want to see or smell anything that reminds you of smoking.
13. Get moving

Being active can curb nicotine cravings and ease some withdrawal symptoms. When you want to reach for a cigarette, put on your inline skates or jogging shoes instead. Even mild exercise helps, such as walking your dog or pulling weeds in the garden. The calories you burn will also ward off weight gain as you quit smoking.

14. Eat fruits and veggies

Don’t try to diet while you give up cigarettes. Too much deprivation can easily backfire. Instead, keep things simple and try to eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. These are good for your whole body.

15. Choose your reward

In addition to all the health benefits, one of the perks of giving up cigarettes is all the money you will save. There are online calculators that figure out how much richer you will be. Reward yourself by spending part of it on something fun.

16. Remember that time is on your side

As soon as you quit, you start to get immediate health benefits. After only 20 minutes, your heart rate goes back to normal. Within a day, your blood’s carbon monoxide level also falls back into place. In just 2-3 weeks, you will start to lower your odds of having a heart attack. In the long run, you will also lower your chance of getting lung cancer and other cancers.

Hi During sex time. bath is increase high. How to Eliminate STRESS From Your SEX Life. And penis became erect very soon. How I control it. Kindly help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Hi During sex time. bath is increase high. How to Eliminate STRESS From Your SEX Life. And penis became erect very so...
Please Avoid listening erotica, avoid sexual thoughts and fantasies, avoid porns totally Do meditation regularly before going to sleep Do yogasanas and pranayam daily Go for morning and evening walk daily with relaxed mind Take Damiaplant by shwabe Homeopathic medicine 15 drops in 50 ml water twice a day for 3 months Ashwagandha Q Homeopathic medicine 15 drops in 50 ml water twice a day for 3 months
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Significance of Sexual Health and Mental Health

MS sexuality, M.Phil Clinical Psychology, PhD (behaviour modification), Certified in Treatment of Resistant Depression
Sexologist, Hyderabad
Significance of Sexual Health and Mental Health

Does a struggle with mental illness mean losing one’s cherished sexuality? No, it certainly doesn’t. But many people struggle far more than necessary because they don’t have the information and support they need to address the challenges that can arise around sex and mental well-being.

Sex is a matter of mind

We often think of sex as something our bodies are doing, but a lot of our sex life takes place in our brains. It’s important to realize that, for all genders, our thoughts and feelings play a vital role in getting us turned on and keeping us that way.

Anxiety or depression can strongly affect arousal and can definitely ruin the mood sometimes. Anxiety and other related mental health struggles can make it hard to be relaxed enough to have or enjoy sex, overshadowing it with a host of worries or intrusive distractions. When we are very unwell and struggling just to function, sex is rarely at the top of our mind.

The struggle with mental illness in a variety of forms can hurt a person’s self-esteem and make them feel unworthy of sexual attention. For example, a person may have an unrealistic view of their own body and may actively seek to deny or discipline the body as a way of coping. In these cases, it’s important to be critical of the beauty norms we are shown by the media, step away from the practice of measuring or defining ourselves, and to seek to rediscover our love and appreciation for our bodies and our sexual selves.

Substance use may put limitations or restrictions upon one’s sexual interest. Some drugs can affect your brain in ways that make you less able to feel pleasure from sex for periods of time after their use.

Substance use can be a problem when it leads to sexual behaviours one may not feel proud of. Under the influence of drugs, you may do things that you regret, such as having sex with someone you wouldn’t have while sober, or doing things you normally might be uncomfortable with; such as being filmed or photographed during sex, or having sex in public spaces. These personal-boundary transgressions can lead to shame and loss of self-esteem and cause conflict in relationships.

Additionally, addiction or mental health problems like mania may be associated with intentionally seeking risky situations such as having unprotected sex with strangers or seeking ever escalating levels of violence, humiliation, and bodily harm (both in real life and in the pornography one is consuming). This can impact a person’s ability to find interest in having sex with their steady partner, because the sought-after thrill or risk is no longer present.

When you become an ally to your partner and deepen your communication, your sex life is certain to benefit. Great sex is often based on great connection, and by working on your communication you are nurturing that connection.

we are all entitled to knowledge about our sexuality and that good scientific knowledge about sex is necessary for us to be able to make informed sexual choices. By educating ourselves, whether we are young or old, we can make sex better for everyone.

We all have a right to enjoy and appreciate our sexuality. Do your best to not let mental illness steal that away from you and the ones you love!

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I am a 34 year old female. I am suffering from left arm pain and anxiety from past 1 week. What tests should I go for?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Masters in psychology counselling
Psychologist, Hyderabad
I am a 34 year old female. I am suffering from left arm pain and anxiety from past 1 week. What tests should I go for?
Good afternoon madam your age and wight and anxiety show that you need to go for general health check with cardio. After health check you can have online counselling session for life style modification.
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For the last two years I can not concentrate on my study. I can not concentrate I use cell phone while reading and sleep all day.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
For the last two years I can not concentrate on my study. I can not concentrate I use cell phone while reading and sl...
Excessive use of cell phone can cause a host of problem like headache, disturbed sleep, lack of concentration. Avoid using cell phone for prolonged period. Over sleeping is due to A) Alcohol, smoking, drugs caffeine, sleeping pills B) stress, depression, fatigue inadequate/disturbed sleep, C) obesity, lack of physical activity D) Environmental factor like room is too hot/cold, excess light, noise, un cofortable bed E) Hypo thyroidism, diabetes, Heart disease F) sleeping dis order like sleep Apnoea (Breathing disorder where you stop breathing periodically in the night, due to blockage of Airway), narcolepsy (day time sleep), Restless leg syndrome Treatment A) Have a proper sleep schedule-Get up and go to bed at same time everyda y (body’s natural clock –cicardian rhythm will be accordingly activated) B) Good sleeping environment (Quiet, cool, dark, comfortable bed room without noise, light), C) Avoid caffeine/alcohol/nicotine 4-6 hours before bed time, D) Avoid day time sleep, daily exercise, light reading for 15 minutes daily before going to bed E. Avoid anxiety/stress/depression/fear/boredom/lack of motivation F) check your hemoglobin, BP, do a thyroid function test to rule out hypothyroidism G) consult physician for advice and treatment.
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I can not concentrate on one aim. I am confused about my choice, my goal. I am still searching myself.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Please do an aptitude test and go for career counseling to a qualified counselor and get proper guidance for your future. You will get out of this dilemma soon and will be able to concentrate on building your life in the right direction. You may not get to finalize the ultimate goal but since that is a work in continuous progress you will get to modify goals as you go along. But it is important to identify your current goal and settle down with all your efforts and energy focussed on that particular end. You will be at peace and your inputs will reward you with pleasant results.
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My wife deceased due to delivery complication (brain stroke) and she died by giving birth to a baby girl, from that time and At present my daughter (1 year) was staying near my in-laws and they are not giving my child back to my house, where my mother can look after my daughter. I want the suggestion that should I bring back my child or leave at my in-laws place, please suggest the Right decision to take and help me.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
My wife deceased due to delivery complication (brain stroke) and she died by giving birth to a baby girl, from that t...
If that child is happy there I would not want to disturb this arrangement. But your daughter must have a lot of contact with you and that should never be curbed for any reason. Meeting with your mother is also okay but not to force any compliance from your in-laws. If they ever make these difficult, then you could approach the courts for a ruling. In all this try your best never to make your child into a ping-pong ball but make your contact with ehr memorable and plenty.
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Hlo Dr. my prob is my age is 18 but my body looks like 38 years old too much aged people tell me I feel irritated becoz of this I suffer from hypothyroidism from 8 years my face looks like moon face it is too much big and pulpy people told me do exercise but I am unable to wakeup in early morning in day time also I feel excess tired always wht is the reason for this too much tiredness too much exhausted too much sleeping hours after that also sleeping do not complete in day time I feel sleepy I am too much irritated becoz of these I am unable to do any type of work my all work is pending due to this sometime I feel suicidal feeling due to this lifestyles suggest possible treatments for all these prob I do the check up of morning cortisol 1 time it was normal 2nd time means after 6 months it was low so Dr. told me you have no cushing syndrome is it necessary to do dexamethasone suppression test or not in my case as someone told me for this test.

BHSC in Dietetics, Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Science and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hlo Dr. my prob is my age is 18 but my body looks like 38 years old too much aged people tell me I feel irritated bec...
Hello I hope you are taking medicine for hypothyroidism which should b checked and controlled. You need to update on your height and weight for better guidance. Due to excess weight and hypothyroidism you may feel all de above symptoms. Once you will start reducing weight all your tiredness. Lethargic feelings will go away. You will start feeling more fresh and energetic. You need to have a balanced healthy food in your daily routine Avoid junk. Packet. Preserved. Oily food Have more of complex carbohydrates. Fiber. Protein rich food Drink adequate water you require good 7 hrs sleep not more than that. Sometimes oversleep also leads to feel more sleepy and lethargic Start doing exercise for minimum 20 to 30 min. Could b in any form like brisk walk. Dance. Don't lose hopes. With the positive frame of mind and with full focus you can achieve your goal. For the healthy balanced diet you can contact me through Lybrate.
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I have exams going on I I keep forgetting my answers I want any ideas to remember the topics which I have studied. Basically suggestions to increase mind power.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello, Loss of memory, Lack of concentration, aversion to study/ work, cause due to stress, pressure of work, malnutrition ,insomnia. ●Tk homoeo medicine: @ Anacardium 200-6 pills, thrice. @ Five phos 6x-4 pills, thrice .* ●Tk, apples,carrots, cheese,spinach, milk,almonds, walnuts,papaya. ●Go for meditation to reduce stress and to nourish your brain to restore concentration to your subjects./work. ●Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism to absorb neutrients, protein, vitamins to nourish your body. ●Your diet should b easily digestible on time.●ensure sound sleep for 6/7 hrs in d  night. ●Avoid, junk food, nicotine ,alcohol, late sitting on computer in d night. ●Report, wkly, > Your feedback is solicited for further, followup Tk care.
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I am not able to stop smoking. I take 5 to7 smoke daily but sometimes it exceed to 12. What can I do to stop smoking urge. Please help.

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, Tobacco is addictive. Cigarette also contains 4000+ carcinogenic chemicals other than nicotine. Smoking can affect your mouth, throat, lungs, heart, stomach and brain in many ways. Cancer is one among the potential diseases smoking can cause. The best method is to leave it and continue with your will power. There are other methods like Nicotine Replacement therapy and pharmacotherapy combined. Nicotine chewing gums too help as an alternative for cigarettes. But still you will need will power. You may consult a physician or deaddiction therapist or a rehabilitation facility for further advice. You can also opt for online deaddiction therapy. Take care.
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