Columbus, who discovered the Americas, did not suspect that he would become an accomplice in the spread of the bad smoking habit without his knowledge, because the fashion of smoking originated there. Now, holding a cigarette in your hand while squinting your eyes thoughtfully, has become a kind of vulgarity, rather than a passion for fashion trends. A healthy lifestyle, proper nutrition and abandoning bad habits are the new foundations of today. But how to quit smoking?
Doctors equate smoking with drugs, because nicotine, like any drug, is involved in the body's metabolism. Therefore, quitting smoking is quite difficult and requires strong motivation and a serious attitude. In order to make the right decision, it is necessary to obtain complete information about what happens to the body, what are the consequences of quitting, what will happen to a person’s emotional level when he decides to quit smoking and start executing his plan.
It must be remembered that the longer the smoking period and the older the smoker, the more active the body's response to quitting smoking. Because of being positive and proud of one's own behavior, a person can experience painful symptoms without smoking.
After quitting smoking, immediately start the process of clearing the body from smoking, which of course must be restored. The reorganization of the process responsible for material exchange will follow, and it will be accompanied by unpleasant symptoms.
- immune system. When a person quit smoking for the first time, his immunity will be greatly reduced. Usually, smoking cessation will have consequences in the form of colds, rashes, stomatitis, and oral ulcers.
- Spirit. The negative consequences of quitting smoking are reflected in the emotional state of the first 2 months. Appears irritability, explosive aggression, a person feels depressed, depression may occur. Insomnia, nightmares at night are the result of being thrown away.
- Physical illness. Not everyone knows what happens after quitting smoking. The withdrawal period is often accompanied by symptoms such as dizziness, headache, constipation, and cough.
The negative consequences of quitting smoking are reflected in the emotional state of the first 2 months.
Weight gain and hunger are particularly disturbing for women. When you quit smoking, your body feels pressure, so it wants to return to a sense of pleasure. One begins to "grab" negative experiences, replace cigarettes with delicious things, and quickly gain weight. It is important to note that people who respond in this way do not have to worry about their bodies. These are temporary changes in the body. After one year, some 8 months, the weight will return to normal.
There is no doubt that with quitting smoking, the purification of the body begins. He started to recover gradually, so quitting smoking works best. Suppose a person quit smoking, what happens:
- Slag and harmful substances are gradually released.
- The amount of oxygen in the blood increases.
- The blood circulation improves, and the symptoms of discomfort gradually disappear.
- It takes a year for the natural capacity of the lungs to recover.
- The risk of serious diseases is reduced: high blood pressure, cardiovascular failure, tumor changes.
In the case of absolute rejection of tobacco products, it will take 10 years to thoroughly clean and restore the body. But even on the first day of quitting smoking, the positive effects on the body begin, which must be taken into consideration. Psychologists recommend keeping a diary to record the consequences of smoking and how you feel after quitting.
Initial changes in the body
Before quitting smoking, every smoker probably asked this question more than once: What happens to the body after quitting? After the cigarette is extinguished, the harmful effects of smoking begin to disappear immediately. Although nicotine can become addictive quickly, it is also quickly eliminated from the body, even if the smoker has 10 years or more of experience. The consequences of smoking will disappear hour by hour, because the maximum dose of nicotine poison will leave the body within the first two hours. It can be divided into several stages. After quitting smoking, the following situations will occur:
Although nicotine becomes addictive quickly, it is also eliminated from the body just as quickly.
- After 8-12 hours, breathing stabilized and bronchospasm stopped.
- The carbon dioxide in the blood can be removed on the first day, and the blood is full of oxygen.
- On the second day, intestinal epithelial cells began to respond to the absence of poisons, and less mucus was formed in the lungs.
- On the third and fourth day, the body begins to clean itself more actively. People who quit smoking know what happens to their bodies after they quit smoking. This is the most difficult period-the first four days. Nevertheless, if you firmly say: "I quit smoking and will not return to this habit", then you can observe the disappearance of bad breath and skin odor.
- In the first three weeks, when you quit smoking, 99% of the nicotine tar in your body is cleared.
It should be noted that the consequences of smoking in the form of physical dependence disappear quickly, and negative attitudes at the conscious level are more difficult to eliminate. The first week without cigarettes was a huge and difficult victory for myself. Your feelings will change significantly on the eighth day, that is, you have completed the initial phase without cigarettes. It will become easier emotionally, tension and excitement will partly disappear, and it will be easier to distract from the obsession with cigarettes. You can say that by recording your smoking cessation diary on the video: "I don't smoke for a week".
Further reorganization of the body
Not only will the consequences of smoking not let the smoker disappear, but the signs of physical recovery will be more obvious after 14 days, because he will get rid of most of the nicotine on the fourteenth day. After 1 month, the immune system will become stronger because the white blood cell level will return to normal. At this time, you can be completely proud of yourself: "I don't smoke for a month", and then write down: "I don't smoke 1 cigarette at all", when can you say in the video diary: "I don't smoke for 2 months, "The skin will begin to acquire a natural color, and the surface will become elastic, because all blood cells have been renewed.
After 3 months, the tissues in the bronchi and lungs will begin to regenerate. This is a long-term process and depends entirely on smoking experience: some require 8 months, some require a year. Nevertheless, if you say in your diary: "I haven't smoked for three months", then the most difficult period has passed.
Imagine this: 4 months have passed. Shortness of breath and heart palpitations, the main signs of the consequences of rejection, disappeared.
After 5 months, you said: "I haven't smoked for 5 months. " Sleep returned to normal, appetite gradually calmed down, and the body responded happily to refusal to smoke. After 6-8 months, the regeneration process will affect the liver and gastric mucosa. It happens that a person quit smoking and drinking. In this case, acute gastritis develops due to the negative effects of nicotine, which resolves faster and relapses very rarely.
After 8-10 months, even for enthusiastic cigarette lovers, the yellow on the teeth disappeared, the nails looked beautiful, the structure of the plate itself was changed, and the volume of the lungs increased by 10%. After 8 months (for those who smoke, Of people) a pack of cigarettes and more-a year later) the risk of heart attack or stroke that may have occurred before has been reduced by half, and the risk of tumors has been reduced by three times.
Specific characteristics of male and female bodies
After quitting smoking, both men and women are recovering actively. But in this case, gender-specific characteristics also appear. For example, a year after rejection, women will be able to give birth and give birth to healthy babies. The recovery rate of the female body is much higher because her blood is renewed faster.
The male body, especially after the age of 40, has a harder time adapting to new situations brought about by bad habits, because it reacts differently to what happens. Only in the tenth or eleventh month after the throw, the powerful half of the human being can be seriously engaged in sports (running, exercise equipment, weightlifting) without unpleasant symptoms. After the age of 40, the hormone levels of the male body will change, and the nicotine poison that has been inhaled before will have a negative impact on sexual function.
Consider the situation where a man quit smoking, what will happen to the man's body. The more sexual reproductive system is more susceptible to the harmful effects of nicotine. Each cigarette will kill a certain number of sperm, reduce the possibility of conception, and destroy the supply of testosterone that men need to achieve their natural destiny.
Long-term smoking is impossible for the human body without a trace. But more and more people consider their health and decide to quit smoking once and for all. It doesn't matter how many days have passed after rejection, even if you have just taken the first step, the most important thing is to show patience and help your body live in a new way.