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Smoking cessation

The doctors on Heal can help you stop smoking. Smoking is an activity that can harm nearly every organ in the human body. Many people start smoking in their teens and become addicted before they even reach adulthood.

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, individuals who smoke are at significantly higher risk of developing many medical conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Coronary heart disease
  • Heart attack
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Aneurysms
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Premature menopause
  • Osteoporosis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Emphysema
  • Asthma
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Diabetes
  • Low bone density
  • Cancer in any part of the body, including but not limited to the lungs, trachea, mouth, esophagus, stomach, bladder, pancreas, kidney, liver, cervix, colon, and rectum.

Smoking can also be a risk factor for developing autoimmune diseases including Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis and can contribute to flare-ups of other autoimmune diseases.

In order to avoid the many deleterious health consequences associated with smoking, it’s important to get help on your journey to quit smoking. A caring, compassionate doctor can help you develop a comprehensive plan to help you quit for good.

With a Heal doctor house call, your doctor will perform a thorough physical examination to identify any conditions that may have developed from smoking, and develop a treatment plan to help you address these issues before they progress further.

Because people often start smoking to alleviate stress, it can be difficult to quit cold-turkey without developing healthy coping mechanisms to manage stress. Your doctor can help you identify triggers for your stress, and assist you in developing a plan for managing stress in healthy, productive ways (such as exercise).

Certain medications can help you stop smoking or treat any conditions which may have developed as a result of smoking.

Please be advised that the doctors on Heal are unable to prescribe any medication that requires a triplicate prescription, including narcotics and anxiety medications.

If you’re ready to quit smoking, or even just thinking about it, don’t hesitate to book a doctor house call with Heal.