Often, heavy smokers face the problem of deteriorating health: they notice a cough with sputum, shortness of breath, and interruption of heart work. In addition, smoking has a negative effect on appearance: teeth turn yellow, skin tone darkens, and skin becomes dry. Therefore, almost every smoker has tried to quit this bad habit at least once.
However, many people do not feel better immediately, but find that they actually hurt everything after smoking the last cigarette. As a result, a person restarts smoking and, in his opinion, chooses a less harmful way.
Let us see why certain unpleasant symptoms appear when resolutely rejecting cigarettes? What if a person quit smoking but has health problems?
Body changes after quitting smoking
Every smoker who decides to quit smoking must understand that his dependence on tobacco is not only psychological, but also physical. Nicotine in the literal sense is contained in the body's metabolism. Therefore, the cause of discomfort when quitting smoking is a situation similar to detoxification. The fact that a person starts to get sick due to addiction shows that the body is rebuilding itself and working without nicotine involvement.
In addition, it should be understood that these health problems are temporary and will no longer be troublesome after the adaptation period. In other words, people who are determined to quit smoking should wait patiently to pass this period of unpleasant symptoms.
important!To be fair, it should be pointed out that not all smokers of yesterday faced obvious problems. Some people have very strong withdrawal syndrome, while others simply and easily quit smoking.
Everyone who quit smoking will notice the destruction of the gastrointestinal tract. In most cases, in this case, people will notice that they have stomach pains, because in the context of refusing cigarettes, intestinal tension may decrease. Therefore, increased gas production and constipation are beginning to be worrying.
This situation is also common when a person quit smoking and becomes sick. Heartburn often occurs after quitting smoking. The cause of these symptoms is the effect of tobacco smoke. Tobacco smoke enters the stomach, irritates the stomach wall and triggers the appearance of gastritis.
However, when a person continues to smoke, nicotine has an antispasmodic effect to some extent and relieves pain. When the human body stops taking in alkaloids, the acidity of the gastric juice will irritate the mucous membranes, causing heartburn, nausea and pain.
In addition, if a person finds that their stomach starts to ache after quitting smoking, this may be a gastric or duodenal ulcer formed during the addiction process. This is a serious disease that requires the supervision of a gastroenterologist. Therefore, if a patient finds heartburn, nausea, belching, constipation, abdominal pain and other symptoms after quitting smoking, he should seek the help of a specialist as soon as possible.
Many smokers of yesterday noticed pimples on their faces and backs after quitting. There may be several reasons to explain this phenomenon:
- Changes in vascular tone. During the positive effect of nicotine on the body, the smoker's skin becomes dry and the small blood vessels that supply it are in a state of spasm. When quitting smoking, the opposite process can be observed-an increase in oily skin. In turn, the high level of sebum production is an excellent background for the formation of acne;
- If a person quits smoking and develops acne, this may indicate a hormonal imbalance, which may also occur in the body in the context of quit smoking nicotine. It should be remembered that quitting smoking is a kind of stress for the body, it will affect all its organs and systems;
- Acne after smoking may form due to the mediocre deterioration of acne, for the same reason: the body finds itself in a state of stress during the reorganization of the new operating mode;
- Finally, the appearance of skin problems can be explained by quitting a bad habit, a person is exhausted in the struggle with the desire to smoke, so that he has no energy to take care of the skin. As a result, acne is formed on the face due to mediocre violations of hygiene rules, especially if the skin is initially prone to such problems.
Throat and mouth
Common complaints among people who decide to quit are sore throat and "scratching" of the throat. For example, consider a situation: a woman notices that her throat starts to hurt after she quit smoking. If she can drown out these symptoms with a cigarette before then, the smoker is likely to re-smoker. At the same time, it should be understood that sore throat is also a temporary phenomenon, which is caused by the process of cleaning the respiratory tract or the deterioration of chronic infection under the background of rejection of nicotine.
Another problem for smokers yesterday was bleeding gums. Sometimes this process is so obvious that after rejecting cigarettes, the teeth will be injured and become less durable.
People who decide to quit smoking have bleeding gums, stomatitis, or loose teeth because their immunity declines in the context of rejecting nicotine. A weak body can hardly resist gingivitis and tooth decay that develop during tobacco addiction.
Joint and back pain, varicose veins
Normally, yesterday’s smokers experience stiffness in their backs and joint pain. There seems to be no connection between quitting smoking and backaches and other facts. However, the appearance of these symptoms can have several explanations at the same time.
If a person quit smoking and his leg is injured, this may be a manifestation of so-called detoxification. It is no secret that nicotine has a weak drug effect. Therefore, when it stops entering the body, it is likely that phantom pain will appear throughout the body.
attention!Another explanation for joint pain after smokers quit bad habits is that chronic diseases (arthritis, arthropathy) will worsen under conditions of physical stress. In this regard, if the leg pain is severe after smoking, and the joint pain does not disappear within a few days, you should seek help from a doctor.
Other side effects after quitting smoking
The symptoms listed are not a complete list of problems that a person may face when deciding to break a bad habit. On the first day of quitting smoking, almost all former smokers noticed weakness, weakness and general malaise.
Without cigarettes, drug users can become neurotic and irritable. Not surprisingly, many of them couldn't stand the test and soon collapsed and lighted another cigarette.
However, those who can get through the tough times after quitting smoking will soon notice an improvement in their happiness. The so-called withdrawal phenomenon usually disappears at the end of the first week. Within a month, the work of the gastrointestinal tract and blood vessels will resume. The skin is no longer dry and bad breath disappears.
The state of most former smokers is completely normalized, usually no later than six months after they completely quit smoking.
Although it can be very difficult to quit bad habits, people who quit smoking usually do not regret their decision. Smoking does cause significant damage to the body, so when you stop taking nicotine, people will actually become healthier, feel better, and look better.