Tobacco smoking is a habit that harms its owner. Tobacco smoking is a kind of substance abuse that can be put on a par with alcoholism and drug addiction.
Alkaloid - nicotine, when used to its regular consumption begins to take an active part in the metabolic processes of the body, so getting rid of this harmful addiction is not so easy as it may seem to those who have never smoked. But this is very desirable in order to preserve health.
I wonder what will happen to the smoker's body when he quits smoking? The consequences of quitting smoking are always extremely positive?
Consequences after quitting: positive and negative sides
After giving up cigarettes, changes begin to occur in all body systems. At once begin to emerge poisonous substances, slags, oxygen deficiency in tissues disappears. And for a full recovery of the body after a prolonged nicotine dependence takes about 10 years.
Ex-smokers are gradually normalizing blood circulation and blood pressure level, the vessels are beginning to recover. Yes, getting rid of the addiction, you can significantly reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular, oncological pathologies, avoid premature aging and death.
Most respiratory organs suffer from toxic tar when smoking. After all, they have the first blow of toxic smoke. What happens to the lungs after getting rid of addiction? Lungs increase in volume, return to their original state. Bronchi cleared, dyspnea disappears, the sense of smell, the state of teeth improves, the bad breath disappears.
What happens in the body of a man?
In addition to general improvement in well-being, the reproductive system begins to work better. Nicotine destroys a huge number of spermatozoa, or makes them weak, unviable. Smoking is one of the main factors of male infertility and impotence.
Which negative changes in occur in the body:
|1||Temporarily decreased immunity||Former smokers are susceptible to colds, they often have stomatitis, ulcers in the oral cavity.|
|2||The psychoemotional state of||worsens. There are depression, nightmares, short temper, irritability - this is due to the lack of a hormone of joy that came into the body after every cigarette smoked.|
|3||Vagetagic disorders||Dizziness, attacks of severe headache, slow heartbeat.|
|4||Skin problems||Dermatological problems in the form of acne and rash.|
|5||Pain and catarrhal symptoms||Sore throat, rhinitis, cough without other signs of colds.|
|6||Gastrointestinal problems||Constant hunger, stomach cramps.|
Keep in mind that sometimes there is a sharp set of weight when giving up smoking. Against the backdrop of negative experiences and stress, people begin to absorb a lot of harmful and high-calorie food. It is necessary to make a correct diet so that one addiction does not develop into another addiction.
The very first changes: a positive aspect of
The body has the ability to recover, positive changes begin to occur even a few hours without nicotine.
To strengthen motivation, you can keep a smoking quit diary, where to note all the feelings and emotions that arise in the process of abandoning the addiction. In the diary you can see the entire path passed by the clock, improvements - this will help not to break, refrain from smoking a cigarette in particularly difficult moments.
During the first day, changes in the blood composition begin, the level of nicotine and carbon monoxide decreases, and the concentration of oxygen increases. Important! By the end of the first day without nicotine, carbon monoxide completely exits the body.
In this case, there may be weakness, worsening appetite, problems with sleep begin. The desire to smoke often occurs - you can get rid of it only with the help of willpower, you can distract yourself to household chores, walking, sports.
During the first week: Table of changes by day
After the first day of euphoria from the accepted correct decision passes, the condition may worsen.
|Days of the week||Sensations||What happens in the body|
|First||Moderate anxiety, sleep quality deteriorates, there may be no appetite.||The oxygen starvation disappears, the motor function of erythrocytes improves.|
|Second||Irritability, sharp mood swings, there is a craving for products with strong odors. Begins shortness of breath, coughing and pain in the abdomen, increasing frequency of urination. Insomnia, itchy skin.||Begins to restore the mucous of the digestive system. Strongly felt nicotine starvation.|
|The third||The symptom of withdrawal is vividly expressed, nervousness, bad sleep, accompanied by nightmares.||The mucosal and ciliary epithelium of the bronchi is restored. The content of trypsin( a hormone of joy) in the blood decreases. The blood supply to the brain and heart improves, the tone of the vessels is normalized, the amount of mucus decreases in the stomach.|
|Fourth||To stop attacks of irritability it is possible only by means of medicines, a dream superficial. Blood pressure may rise, there may be noise in the ears, a small swelling of some parts of the body. Coughing attacks become stronger.|| The lungs and bronchi continue to recover. Peristalsis worsens - constipation can begin. |
|Fifth||This day most often there are failures. Improves taste and smell. When you cough, the mucus has a dark color.||Begins to restore the oral mucosa, respiratory organs are restored at deeper levels.|
|Sixth||The mood is unstable. The tremor of the upper extremities begins, nausea, sweating increases. Constant thirst, frequent urge to urinate. When coughing up in the mucus, there are impurities of blood.||The functions of the digestive system are restored.|
|Seventh||There is a strong feeling of hunger, skin begins to peel off.||Restructuring of the body is completed, the stage of active recovery begins.|
When you quit smoking dramatically, the chance for goodbye to pernicious addiction increases significantly. On the third day at the cellular level, there is a decrease in the need for nicotine, which will not happen with a gradual rejection of the harmful habit.
After 2 weeks, the bronchi completely heal, there is a complete update of platelets, the condition of the walls of the vessels improves. Coughing attacks become less frequent, but in heavy smokers sputum will go away for a long time. The color of the skin improves, the yellowness disappears from the fingers.
During the year, what happens to the body?
By the end of the fourth week, the body's recovery at the cellular level begins, but it is exactly a month later that the probability of a breakdown is very high. How the body is updated by months
- The first month. The cells of the epithelium are renewed, the synthesis of cells without nicotine and combustion products begins.
- Second .The cells of the epidermis are renewed, the dryness of the skin disappears, the gray and yellow complexion disappears, the vessels continue to be renewed. The craving for smoking is minimal, but there are not enough rituals that were associated with smoking a cigarette.
- Third .Begins a complete restoration of blood vessels, improves their tone. Physical craving for nicotine is practically non-existent, psychological dependence is decreasing. Sleep is normalized, dizziness and attacks of a headache practically do not disturb, the appetite remains slightly increased.
- Fourth .Skin cells are completely renewed, a healthy blush appears, dermatological problems disappear. The production of enzymes by the digestive organs is normalized, nutrients are absorbed better, the stool is normalized.
- Fifth .Only at this point the liver begins to regenerate. The recovery of the lungs continues, and there is practically no mucus during the cough.
- Sixth .The blood is completely cleared, the laboratory indicators come back to normal. The recovery of liver cells continues. It becomes easier to breathe, completely short of breath.
- Seventh .The perception of tastes and smells increases, the olfactory and taste buds are completely restored.
- Eighth .Cough and mucus are practically absent.
- The ninth .Another turning point, when a person can break.
- The tenth .The condition of the vocal cords improves, the hoarseness disappears in the voice.
- Eleventh .You can start active strength training.
- The twelfth month. It can be safely said that the addiction is over. The risk of heart attack is reduced by 50%, stroke by 30%, the likelihood of developing liver cancer, lungs - by 85%.
Try not to take strong drugs in the first three months of smoking cessation, only light sedatives are allowed.
In the body of a woman, what happens?
The number of women who smoke increases every year, but the process of getting rid of the addictive habit for them is more difficult.
For women, smoking helps to cope with stress, life troubles. In the female brain, there are more receptors that react to the hormone of joy.
Smoking women can be difficult to become pregnant, the probability of developing pathologies in the fetus, difficult birth is great.
What are the changes in the female body with smoking cessation:
|1||improves the complexion, skin flabbiness disappears, the synthesis of elastin and collagen normalizes, the probability of premature aging decreases;|
|2||reduces the likelihood of the appearance of age spots, couperose disappears;|
|3||restored gum tissue, improves the color of tooth enamel;|
|4||disappears yellowness on the fingers;|
|5||stops the process of hair loss - it's smoking women who suffer from early baldness;Cellulite|
|6||becomes less noticeable;|
|7||with the cessation of smoking can start constipation, often develop respiratory diseases, there is excess weight.|
Women can not begin to get rid of nicotine addiction during menstruation - this can lead to a rapid increase in weight.
Quitting smoking is a difficult but very important step in a long and healthy life. No need to worry anymore, that there is no cigarettes next morning, an unpleasant smell from clothes and hair disappears, the complexion improves. Do not worry about shortness of breath, it's easier to do sports and physical work. Savings can be spent on more pleasant and useful things.