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Atrial Fibrillation-3 Million Cases And 7 Risk Factors

The irregular heart rhythm named Atrial Fibrillation affects close to three million people in the United States. While Cardiologists can provide the most accurate diagnosis, Atrial Fibrillation doesn’t always lead to major complications. In fact, some people live with it for many years. Although this heart rhythm can lead to strokes, the symptoms often go unnoticed, and many patients just…

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Talking About Weight Gain After You Put Down That Lighter

I figured you’d want to talk about weight gain after you put down that lighter. Surely, most of us have heard the complaints from other quitters. They say they’ve put on another 5-10 lbs. But quitting has nothing to do with that. And that’s why we need to start the conversation about weight gain after you put down that lighter….

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7 More Alternatives To Help You Put Down That Lighter-Series Part 9

You’re not stuck with toughing it out, going cold turkey or helpless to stop smoking. Here are 7 more alternatives to help you put down that lighter… 1.Acupuncture and Acupressure Although usually associated with medical conditions – particularly, pain management – acupuncture and acupressure have also helped thousands of people to quit smoking. For some, the desire to smoke disappears…

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Alternatives To Help You Put Down That Lighter – Series Part 8

As you attempt to quit smoking, you may prefer to try some of the alternatives to help you put down that lighter. In the past, you may have tried using the gums, patches or lozenges without much success. Or, like some people, maybe you’d like to completely get away from using anything that feeds the “oral gratification” approach because it…

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Your Get This Thing Done Plan – Putting Down That Lighter Part 7

It’s finally time to move on to your Get This Thing Done Plan. Remember 1. The First Step is deciding that you want to quit. This is the bottom line: Do you WANT to quit? 2. But, the most important question to ask yourself is: WHY do you want to quit? Hang on to that why. The reason you quit…

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After Putting Down That Lighter-What About Your Lungs? – Series Part 6

A serious patient once asked me “So, Doc, what happens after putting down that lighter-What about your lungs” Well…The lungs hurt because they’re working to clear out the excess mucus and tar that has accumulated from the smoking habit. Check this out… The Function Of The Lungs: Your lungs are part of the respiratory system, a group of organs and…

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Nicotine-What’s The Big Deal? – Stop Smoking Series Part 5

I hear people asking this all the time: “Why such a fuss about nicotine-what’s the big deal? So, now that you’re at least considering giving up the smokes, think of some of what follows as confirmation that you’ve made the right decision for you. 1. Nicotine is only one of the more than 4,000 chemicals found in tobacco products such…

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Put Down That Lighter And Make A Plan Stan-Part 4

It’s time now to Put Down That Lighter And Make A Plan Stan… This is the real deal. If you have identified your reason for quitting cigarettes, have read up on the immediate benefits and what to expect during withdrawal, you’re ready to put down that lighter and make a plan to actually do it. If you haven’t read Parts…

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Putting Down That Lighter-What To Expect During Withdrawal -Series Part 3

I’d like to chat about what to expect once you put down that lighter, during withdrawal. It would be unfair to let you think this was going to be easy. As much as you have to look forward to when you stop smoking, there’ll be a few roadblocks and potholes along the way. But it’s not an easy process for…

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